TREYNOR, Iowa (AP) — A schools superintendent has appealed the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners' decision to suspend his state license for 30 days.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has named a new director of the state's behavioral health division in the Department of Health and Human Services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State officials say Nebraska collected more tax revenue than expected in the first month of the new fiscal year.

A public hearing is scheduled for this evening on Omaha’s 2016 budget.

Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget does not include a property tax increase.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has released a plan outlining steps officials will take in the wake of a May prison riot that left two inmates dead and heavily damaged the state prison at Tecumseh.

A new report from the American Cancer Society says Nebraska could do better when it comes to policies to help prevent and fight cancer.

The report, released Thursday, looks at state policies regarding items such as smoking cessation programs, coverage for Medicaid patients, and access to screening. The report says Nebraska spends only 11 percent of what the CDC recommends on tobacco control programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nearly three months after a deadly Nebraska prison riot, corrections officers and caseworkers are still working mandatory 12-hour emergency shifts.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says the city has made its “last, best, and final offer” to the Police Officers Association.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal court has granted a motion to end special federal oversight of the Beatrice State Developmental Center.