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Government
8:05 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Oversight panel ready for testimony under oath

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the legislative session adjourned, members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee are poised to renew an investigation into state employment issues aided by the authority to subpoena witnesses.

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Government
8:03 am
Mon May 5, 2014

New death penalty debate resonates in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The bungled execution of an inmate in Oklahoma is casting new attention on the death penalty in Nebraska, where capital punishment remains on the books but no one has been executed in nearly two decades.

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Government
10:57 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Iowa Senate approves subpoena resolution, adjourns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has adjourned for the year, officially putting an end to the 2014 legislative session, 10 days past the anticipated April 22 end date.

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Government
6:06 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry Faces Competition in Primary

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

On May 13th, incumbent District 1 Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry will face Republican challenger Dennis Parker in the primary election.

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Government
3:20 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Bipartisan bill approves pipeline construction

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days.

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Government
1:38 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Sen. Harkin: fight over minimum wage increase not over

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin says he’ll bring up legislation again to raise the federal minimum wage.

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Health/Medical
1:29 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Nearly 43,000 Nebraskans enroll in marketplace

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new federal report says nearly 43,000 Nebraskans signed up for health insurance in the six months since the federal marketplace was launched.

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Government
8:25 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Iowa House adjourns; Senate to return Friday for 1 vote

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate, after working all night to finish the 2014 legislative session, must return for one more day after a dispute developed involving subpoena powers.

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Government
2:55 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Some greyhound owners skeptical about deal

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Some Iowa greyhound owners are skeptical about a measure approved by the Legislature that would make millions of dollars available to the industry in return for closing one dog-racing track and changing ownership of another.

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Government
8:02 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Iowa legislative session spills over into day 108

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Legislative leaders are pushing members to settle their differences on spending bills and wrap up the session that already is more than week past its anticipated end.

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