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8:16 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Interim workers' compensation commissioner named

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday named an interim workers' compensation commissioner after the previous commissioner resigned amid a discrimination lawsuit against the governor.

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Government
8:10 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Rehearing sought on Nebraska smoking ban case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has been asked to rehear the case challenging the state's smoking ban.

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Government
3:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Domestic violence order issued versus Lt. Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted a protection order against Nebraska Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann after his sister accused him of violent behavior.

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Government
10:04 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Women will remain minority in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Women will remain a minority in the Nebraska Legislature next year no matter who wins in November.

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Government
8:33 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Nebraska high court to hear Keystone XL lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by landowners who want to overturn the approved route of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Omaha Mayor vetoes four amendments to 2015 budget

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has vetoed four amendments to the city’s budget, but kept one for additional police officers.

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Government
11:18 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Senators push for answers in Nebraska prison probe

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are pushing for answers in their investigation of miscalculated prison sentences that allowed the early release of hundreds of inmates.

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Government
2:52 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

OPD, Douglas County Sheriff's Department to share some crime lab services

The Omaha Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Departments will share some crime lab services starting in January.

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Government
12:04 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Agency: Progress made on public benefits backlog

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they're close to catching up on a backlog of public benefit applications that has prompted a federal lawsuit and an investigation by lawmakers.

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Government
3:51 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Prisons panel asks judge to order staff testimony

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee investigating Nebraska's prison sentencing miscalculations has asked a judge to order testimony from five people who asserted their right to remain silent.

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