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Omaha
8:01 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Omaha council bolsters city watch over boardinghouses

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council is bolstering the city's watch over boardinghouses.

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Government
1:45 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Nebraska senators advance bill allowing Lyft, Uber rides

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft could operate legally in Nebraska under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature.

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Government
8:03 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Unemployment appeals administrator leaves in Iowa shakeup

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The new director of Iowa Workforce Development is cutting ties with a longtime agency employee who was recently named head of the division that oversees unemployment insurance disputes.

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Government
8:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Bill to increase Nebraska Medicaid reimbursement advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill designed to increase Medicaid reimbursements from the estates of recipients with large amounts of money or property.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid drug shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Prison reform bills draw criticism

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson speaks Thursday at a news conference about two prison reform bills in the Legislature.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

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Government
6:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Congressman Brad Ashford On His First 90 Days in Office

Congressman Brad Ashford

Congressman Brad Ashford was the special guest at an Omaha Press Club Noon Forum earlier this month.

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Government
2:29 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Nebraska bill to scale back mandatory minimums advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences in Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
10:46 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Republican senators rally against Nebraska death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers says the state's death penalty conflicts with conservative values and should be repealed.

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Government
8:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Ricketts signs law to boost protections for pregnant workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pregnant workers will have the right to easier workloads and modified schedules under a new Nebraska law.

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