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9:29 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri, Illinois lawmakers express concern over drought conservation measures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

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Government
9:18 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Sunshine on Omaha's skyline: Douglas County chooses its official seal

South Omaha native Miguel Chavez designed Douglas County's new official seal, which was unveiled Tuesday.
Credit Douglas County

Omaha’s skyline is the centerpiece of Douglas County’s new official seal.

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Government
1:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

BB guns, firearms collected during gun amnesty day

These firearms are among the weapons and ammunition turned in Saturday at OPD's gun amnesty day.
Credit OPD

Omaha Police collected 25 firearms during a gun amnesty day Saturday.

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Government
8:16 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Pay raise for lawmakers could be revisited in 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are planning to revisit a proposed legislative salary increase that was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

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Government
2:01 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Omaha, Bellevue Police Departments hosting gun amnesty day

The Omaha and Bellevue Police Departments are partnering for a gun amnesty day Saturday.

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Government
12:19 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Nebraska tax receipts $228 million in October

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Revenue is reporting $228 million in October net tax receipts, an amount roughly in line with the state's certified forecast.

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Government
6:06 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Lee Terry Wins

Republican Congressman Lee Terry, 2nd Congressional District

Republican Congressman Lee Terry has won his 8th term in the U.S House.

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Omaha
2:36 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Tentative agreement reached with Omaha firefighters' union

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha firefighters could soon have their first new contract since 2007 after negotiators reached a tentative deal.

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Government
9:36 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Omaha Mayor wants end to furlough program for some inmates

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is asking state officials to keep inmates convicted of violent or gang-related crimes from getting a chance at furlough programs.

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