The entire city of Council Bluffs is under a boil water order.
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants violent offenders to be excluded from a state furlough program for inmates.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha officials have a new contract with the city's firefighters. But it has left the city budget $7.3 million in the red.
Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.
LINCOLN, NEB. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman says he will request an increase in state aid that would allow for a two-year tuition freeze at the University of Nebraska and the State College System.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 10,000 state employees will see a 2.25 percent pay raise over each of the next two years, following a newly ratified union contract.
The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada's route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has been named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as those dealing with agriculture, banking and veterans.
The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.