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12:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Lawmakers give final approval to bill reorganizing OPS board

A new law will reduce the size of the Omaha Public Schools board to nine members.

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Government
8:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Iowa lawmakers to discuss Medicaid expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic proposal to expand Medicaid in Iowa is coming up for debate in a Senate subcommittee.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Senator Johanns Talks Drought

Senator Mike Johanns

U-S Senator Mike Johanns is following drought conditions in the state closely.

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Government
8:48 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Kerry hopes for pipeline decision in near future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry promises a "fair and transparent" review of a Canadian company's plan to pipe oil from western Canada that would cross Nebraska.

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Government
8:46 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Nebraska taxpayers encouraged to e-file

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is encouraging Nebraska taxpayers to file their state and federal returns electronically.

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Government
1:06 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Bellevue Police Chief sets priorities

Bellevue Police Chief Mark Elbert.
Credit Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue’s Police Chief says the department’s move to new headquarters will improve efficiency and services.

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Government
9:02 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Modest economic growth forecast in 2013 for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State forecasters are predicting modest economic and employment growth in Nebraska this year, and a pullback in farm incomes from their all-time highs.

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Government
2:47 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Branstad talks jobs, education reform during Council Bluffs visit

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discussed jobs, health care, and education during a town hall meeting Thursday in Council Bluffs.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says property tax relief, education reform, and job creation are at the top of his list for the 2013 legislative session.

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Government
9:28 am
Thu February 7, 2013

One of Nebraska's U.S. Senators to vote no on Hagel confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer says she will vote against Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary.

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Government
10:57 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Groups prepare for debate on tax plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A veterans' group has endorsed Gov. Dave Heineman's plan to eliminate Nebraska's corporate and individual income taxes, but opposition is mounting from business groups.

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