OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that Omaha must deploy more firefighters and medics because the city's response times don't measure up to national standards.
The arbitrator ruled last week on a July 2013 grievance by the firefighters union. The union says the city violated a contract provision that says the city should try to meet the national standards.
The arbitrator also says city officials must write a report identifying deficiencies in response times throughout Omaha.
Mayor Jean Stothert says the city will appeal the arbitrator's rulings.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ballot measure to allow machine betting on old horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to 2016.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has a series of town hall meetings beginning Monday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorneys who investigated Nebraska's prison-sentence miscalculations say there's no evidence that employees disregarded a Supreme Court decision in an effort to reduce overcrowding.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says computer technology and increased competition could lower the cost of Nebraska's Medicaid program.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two of Nebraska's most populous counties have stopped honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad called Tuesday for the state's public universities to reduce tuition costs by implementing a number of changes.
Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor has resigned from his position.