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10:53 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Arbitrator says Omaha fire responses are too slow

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.

Government
12:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Heineman: Picking new lt. governor will take weeks

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.

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Government
8:32 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Horse groups not giving up Nebraska court ruling

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.

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Government
6:52 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Omaha Mayor's town hall meetings begin Monday

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has a series of town hall meetings beginning Monday.

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Government
10:39 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Iowa committee backs legalizing medical marijuana

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa.

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Government
11:43 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Report: Crowding not a factor in prisons scandal

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.

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Government
8:46 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Report suggests changes for Nebraska Medicaid

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says computer technology and increased competition could lower the cost of Nebraska's Medicaid program.

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Government
1:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Lancaster, Sarpy counties ax immigration detainers

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two of Nebraska's most populous counties have stopped honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant.

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Government
8:22 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Branstad calls for reducing college costs

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.

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Government
10:21 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Nebraska Lt. Governor resigns

Nebraska’s Lieutenant Governor has resigned from his position.

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