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6:06 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Three face off for Omaha City Council's District 4 Seat

Democrat Garry Gernandt is the incumbent District 4 representative for the Omaha City Council. 

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Government
2:04 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Five Vie for Omaha City Council District 2 Seat

Democrat Ben Gray is the incumbent District 2 representative for the Omaha City Council. 

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Government
6:06 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Johanns Sends Amendments to Senate's Continuing Budget Resolution

Senator Mike Johanns

US Senator Mike Johanns recently co-sponsored two amendments to the Senate's Continuing Budget Resolution.

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Government
9:07 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Omaha lawmaker wants pledge of allegiance rule reversed

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he wants to overturn a State Board of Education policy that requires schools to allow students time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

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Government
9:04 am
Sun March 17, 2013

NU budget official warns of tuition increases, program cuts without Legislative action

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A budget official with the University of Nebraska says the four-campus system would be have to increase tuition by about 4 percent each of the next two years or make program cuts if its state funding comes in shorter than expected.

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Government
9:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Gay rights legislation draws standing room only crowd at legislative hearings

LINCOLN – More than 100 people came to a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on three legislative bills on adoptions and foster care by same-sex couples, and employee protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Electronic tax filing recommended this season

88 percent of Nebraska taxpayers filed their taxes online last year.

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Government
11:50 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Legislation introduced to abolish death penalty in Nebraska

Nebraska would become the 18th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty under a bill introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.

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Government
3:25 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

New group seeks to be a voice for nonreligious Nebraskans

A new grassroots effort in Nebraska seeks to represent atheists, agnostics, and nonbelievers at a statewide level.

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Government
1:37 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Stratcom Commander: sequester could hurt mission, operations

The leader of U.S. Strategic Command says the Defense Department’s share of the $85 billion in spending cuts could eventually impact operations.

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