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Government
2:52 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Nebraska Legislature returns to session Wednesday

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session Wednesday, with 17 new lawmakers.

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Government
12:12 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Report: Rural Nebraskans pay more in property, income taxes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report by a think tank says Nebraskans in rural areas generally paid more in property and state income taxes in recent years than their urban counterparts.

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Government
8:43 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers preparing for busy 2015 session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will kick off their 2015 session this week with an expected focus on property taxes and prison reform.

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Health/Medical
1:10 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Iowa regulator takes control of struggling insurer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit health insurer has been taken over by Iowa's insurance regulator and is ending enrollments after suffering financial problems.

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Nebraska
8:13 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Nativity scene at Nebraska Capitol draws criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Chicago-based group will set up a Nativity scene inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion.

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General News
4:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Groups seek changes to Iowa online voting rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting rights advocates say a proposed rule that would allow Iowans to register to vote online would exclude anyone without a driver's license or state-issued ID and must be fixed.

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Government
4:28 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UNO political scientist: U.S. policy changes will improve Cuba's economy, human rights

A UNO political scientist says the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba will improve our standing with other nations.

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Government
11:24 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Legislative report bashes Nebraska help hotline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new legislative report says Nebraska's public benefits hotline intended to help with benefits like food stamps and Medicaid needs to be overhauled.

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Government
12:40 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Panel calls for reforms, firings in prison system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee is calling for more prison administrators to lose their jobs as part of an overhaul of the Department of Correctional Services.

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