KIOS News

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.

General News
6:46 am
Sat March 8, 2014

Lincoln district considering ID system test

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are thinking about requiring some middle school students to wear photo IDs on lanyards around their necks.

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Education
2:30 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Creighton president retiring in 2015

Creighton University President Father Timothy Lannon is retiring in June 2015.

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Government
1:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Neb. lawmakers to investigate Nikko Jenkins case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a committee to investigate the state's handling of Nikko Jenkins, who is accused of killing four people in the Omaha area after his release from prison.

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Sports
11:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

MVC tournament begins, without Creighton Bluejays

The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament is played at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Credit Greg Echlin

At this time a year ago, Creighton men’s basketball fans were on their way in droves to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. But this year, as a first-year member of the Big East, Creighton will head to New York instead for the conference tournament.  As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the Valley has been trying to recover from Creighton’s departure.

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Government
9:28 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 percent

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

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Government
7:57 am
Fri March 7, 2014

29 Neb. senators lend support to Keystone XL

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Sarpy County
7:51 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Missing Bellevue teenager found in Indianapolis

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A missing eastern Nebraska teenager has been found safe in Indianapolis.

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