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7:43 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Nebraska to move away from manual prison-term calculations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections department is upgrading its computer software to calculate more prison sentences automatically following news last year that hundreds of inmates were released too early.

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Government
7:39 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Hospital association study calls for expansion of Medicaid

A study by the Nebraska Hospital Association and University of Nebraska at Kearney looks at the costs of expanding Medicaid.

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Government
7:54 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Bill aims to keep American Indian children with families

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It would be more difficult to remove American Indian children from their families under a measure being considered in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

City of Omaha, Fire Department group reach tentative agreement

The city of Omaha has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Omaha Fire Department Management Group.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Iowa House committee OKs bill on state mental health facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House committee has approved a bill that would keep two state mental health facilities open longer.

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Government
8:00 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Tentative budget includes $200M for property tax relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska property owners could see their tax bills lowered by a collective $200 million annually under a tentative state budget.

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Government
1:36 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Nebraska immunity bill aimed at underage drinkers passes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Underage drinkers who seek medical help for alcohol poisoning could avoid alcohol charges under a bill passed by Nebraska lawmakers.

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Government
9:03 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Judge grants class-action status to Nebraska SNAP lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Nebraska consistently failed to process food-benefit applications and renewals in a timely manner.

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Government
8:31 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Proposed fuel-tax increase divides Nebraska lawmakers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges.

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Government
6:30 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Nebraska term-limit expansion measure wins initial approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ballot measure that could give Nebraska lawmakers an extra four years in office has won initial approval in the Legislature.

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