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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad met with a top federal official in Washington to promote Iowa's Medicaid privatization effort, which has come under scrutiny over the speed of the transition.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of the Iowa National Guard is hoping to increase the number of women in the ranks.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who investigated the state prison system last week say they saw so many problems that they may have to continue direct oversight of the department for years.

TransCanada’s application for a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline has been rejected---but the matter could be far from over.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone X-L pipeline isn't likely to end the debate over the project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's corrections director is facing criticism for spending more than $54,000 on foreign-made lethal injection drugs in May that the state still hasn't received.

The city of Omaha has bought three historic downtown buildings for $10 million.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic effort to delay privatization of Medicaid in Iowa has failed in a legislative oversight hearing.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials say they're still working to comply with the recommendations of a report that evaluated what went wrong during a May riot that left two inmates dead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is again at the center of the political debate over the Keystone XL pipeline as the company behind the project asks the State Department to pause its review of the proposal while TransCanada works with state officials to secure its preferred route.

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