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8:49 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Unicameral returns to session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are preparing to commence the 2013 legislative session.

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Government
8:17 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Boil water order issued for Council Bluffs

The entire city of Council Bluffs is under a boil water order.

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Government
2:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Omaha Mayor wants end to furloughs for violent offenders

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants violent offenders to be excluded from a state furlough program for inmates.

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Government
8:25 am
Tue January 8, 2013

New contract with Firefighters to cost city over $7 million

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.

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Government
12:49 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel chosen as Secretary of Defense nominee

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel

Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.

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Government
10:39 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Governor Heineman calls for tuition freeze at Nebraska colleges

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.

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Government
2:15 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Some Nebraska state employees to get pay raises

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.

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Government
2:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Johanns: Senate must begin work on a new farm bill

The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.

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Government
12:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Pipeline report goes to Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada's route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor.

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Government
8:42 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Sen. Johanns gets committee assignments

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.

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