LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty through a ballot measure will submit its signatures to the secretary of state's office a day early.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A utilities board that will soon decide whether to allow a private company to build an oil pipeline in Iowa says it has received roughly 3,700 objections on the project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Renewable energy advocates in Nebraska will push again next year for a state tax credit to encourage wind farms and solar projects.

The city of Omaha plans to implement a Complete Streets program over the next five years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska is reviewing allegations by a civil liberties group that state officials are trying to violate federal law through their attempts to import lethal injection drugs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program are promising to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha dietitian who teaches at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will fill an open seat in the Legislature.

The USDA wants more support for development of urban agriculture and local food systems.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Families that want to legalize medical marijuana are preparing for a possible petition drive to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A hearing next month could help determine whether the Nebraska Oil and Gas Commission will continue to regulate the mining industry in the state.