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Omaha
2:30 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Omaha Police holding gun amnesty day Saturday

Omaha Police are co-sponsoring a gun amnesty day on Saturday.

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Government
1:59 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Funding bill for Neb. property tax credit advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New funding for Nebraska property tax relief, water projects and state park renovations has cleared a key vote in the Legislature.

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Government
9:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Proposed e-cigarettes ban for Neb. minors sparks debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to ban minors from using e-cigarettes has sparked a debate in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
9:02 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Neb. budget debate focused on taxes, fountains

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are squabbling over how much money to put into a state fund that helps reduce property taxes, and whether to pay $2.5 million for bronze fountains at the Capitol.

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Sports
4:17 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

College Basketball was great this weekend for Division I men’s teams in Nebraska

The weekend for college basketball was one of the best in a long time for the Division I men’s teams in Nebraska.  The Huskers upset ninth-ranked Wisconsin yesterday (SUN), 77-68.  And Creighton finished second in its first regular season in the Big East Conference.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports that the outlook is bright for the Nebraska teams for the NCAA tournament...

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General News
3:13 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Mayor Names New Fire Chief

Omaha Fire Chief, Bernard Kanger

This afternoon, Mayor Jean Stothert selected Bernard Kanger as Chief of the Omaha Fire Department.  Kanger had been serving as Interim Chief since August of 2013.  Stothert says she chose Kanger because, “He shares my goals for excellence in public safety and administration of the Omaha Fire Department.”

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General News
1:59 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Missouri River Farmers/Businesses Sue U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Over Flooding

A claim has been filed by Polsinelli PC, based in Kansas City, Missouri, directly concerning the actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in managing the Missouri River.

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Health/Medical
1:53 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Iowa Gov. Branstad warns about medical marijuana

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he worries drug abuse would increase if medical marijuana became legal in Iowa.

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General News
1:51 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Speech to highlight shortcomings of US education

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An expert will discuss the quality of America's educational system in a speech in Lincoln later this month.

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Business
6:48 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 pct

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008.

The rate was a tenth of a point under the 3.6 percent in December and four-tenths of a point below the January 2013 rate of 3.9 percent.

The state Department of Labor released the employment data on Friday.

The new Nebraska figure remained well below the national unemployment rate of 6.6 percent in January.

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