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Iowa
8:26 am
Tue January 28, 2014

$2 billion Council Bluffs interstate project: express lanes, new bridges, ramps

The 24th Street bridge in Council Bluffs was built during the first segment of the Interstate improvement project.
Credit Iowa DOT

Construction is underway on the next two segments of a five-part interstate reconstruction project through Council Bluffs.

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Omaha
8:24 am
Tue January 28, 2014

2 workers hurt in falls at Omaha job site

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two workers have been injured in the collapse of a temporary stairwell at a construction site on the east side of Omaha.

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General News
6:06 am
Tue January 28, 2014

UNO Professor Finds Benefits in Grass-Based Fuels

Dr. Timothy Dickson, a UNO Assistant Professor of Biology, along with 16 other authors, conducted a study on the effects different types of potential bio-fuels have on other organisms.

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Education
2:45 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Steps to Respect program comes to Omaha's Crestridge Magnet School

A program at Omaha’s Crestridge Magnet School works to involve the entire school community in ending bullying.

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Government
1:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.

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Government
1:10 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Democrats seek boost in Iowa education funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats who hold the majority in the Iowa Senate want to boost state education funding for the 2015 school year, but the Republican governor and Republicans controlling the state House have shown little interest in considering the proposal this year.

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Government
8:18 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Legislation would allocate $8 million for a new black history museum

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

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Health/Medical
8:14 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Medicaid backers turn to those who didn't qualify

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a year after lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, supporters are turning to a new group of allies: Low-income people who now realize that don't quality for coverage.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Concealed Handguns in School

Senator Mark Christensen, of Imperial, recently introduced legislation that would allow teachers and school staff, who are properly trained, to carry concealed handguns in schools.

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General News
6:20 am
Sat January 25, 2014

Neb. AG issues warning about automated call scam

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Attorney General Jon Bruning has issued a consumer alert about a phone scam targeting Nebraskans.

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