DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is creating a special division in Iowa's public defender's office that will focus on wrongful convictions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Nebraska expected to see millions in new state funding for roads next year, lawmakers are looking for ways to accelerate work on a decades-old backlog of highway projects.

Doug Laursen

Douglas County’s longtime clerk has died after a battle with cancer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's foster care system can do more to ensure that foster children have normal life experiences, such as participating in sports or having sleepovers with friends.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The ride-hailing service Lyft has paid an undisclosed fine to settle a complaint filed by Nebraska regulators.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the state is still working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to try to import lethal injection drugs from India.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is calling for civil forfeiture reforms in Nebraska to protect innocent people who have had their money or property seized.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced a new effort to clamp down on human trafficking, stop traffickers and help their victims.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state auditor says improper management of city finances over a five-year period cost the city of Neola more than $230,000.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Legislative leaders say ConAgra Foods' decision to move its headquarters from Omaha to Chicago while cutting 1,000 jobs in Nebraska isn't likely to spur major changes in the state's tax policies.