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8:05 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Iowa panel OKs stricter texting while driving bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) —State legislators are closing in on a bill that would place further restrictions on texting and driving.

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Government
2:21 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Wednesday event highlights food insecurity in Nebraska

An estimated one in seven Nebraskans are food insecure—meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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Government
8:02 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Bills address Nebraska water projects, sustainability

Three bills in the Nebraska Legislature seek to provide funding for sustainable water projects.

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Government
10:29 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Bruning run triggers competitive Nebraska AG race

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Jon Bruning's decision to run for governor has set the stage for a rare, competitive race for Nebraska attorney general, with only three months until the May primary.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon February 17, 2014

LB1097 would lower taxes for all Nebraskans

Omaha Senator Burke Harr recently introduced a bill to the legislature that would give all Nebraskans a tax break. 

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Government
8:21 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Neb. lawmakers worried by proposed tax rate change

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even the lawmaker who introduced a bill seeking to lower Nebraska's income tax rates is acknowledging the proposal needs to be changed.

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Government
1:33 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

UNO political scientist discusses Fremont vote

An ordinance in Fremont that bans renting housing to immigrants in the U.S. illegally will stay in place.

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Government
7:53 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Bill would allow bond-financing for Neb. roads

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are being asked to take a new approach to roads funding, with a bill that would allow the state to finance high-priority projects with bonds.

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Government
7:49 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Judge dismisses Neb. driver's license lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Nebraska's denial of driver's licenses to people who were brought into the country illegally as children, but allowed to stay under a new federal program.

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Government
8:10 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Nebraska city keeps rules aimed at illegal immigration

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont have decided to keep an ordinance that requires all renters to swear they are legally living in the U.S.

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