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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Education is considering a five-year, $29.2 million contract with a company that's offering a new approach to the majority of statewide academic tests for elementary students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are debating requiring online retailers to collect sales tax or notify buyers that tax is due.

If you or somebody you know provides caregiving for a veteran, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System has programs and resources that may help. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last carrier of individual health insurance policies in most of Iowa might stop offering them to residents.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been announced for a western Iowa sheriff's deputy shot to death earlier this week in what officials say was a jail break by a man who had just been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Jazz From Studio one airs its final show of the season this Thursday night with a focus on jazz big bands and large ensembles

  

Durham Museum offers a community exhibit every year that celebrates a specific milestone for one local organization.   

BOYS TOWN, Neb. (AP) — A Texas teenager has been elected mayor of Boys Town, Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tax cut package backed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has stalled in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have taken the rare step of pulling a bill from committee to debate it on the floor.

When there’s a severe thunderstorm or tornado headed your way, the safest place to be is the basement.  

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The board that oversees Iowa's three public universities has elected a new president.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The labor union representing public school teachers in Nebraska has created a new strategic plan to advance "a culture of social justice."

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to slash funding for abortion providers could force health centers throughout Nebraska to cut services or close.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe will focus on technological advances in eye surgery.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials have allowed 73 inmates to avoid submitting samples of their DNA for more than two decades just because the inmates refused.

EverQuote – the country’s largest insurance marketplace -- has recently released their analysis of drivers’ habits across the United States.  

The Omaha Public Power District has recently been designated a “Tree Line USA Utility” from the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 16th year in a row.  

Tuesday, May 9th, is Omaha’s general election, and Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse, says Omaha’s Mayoral race has been called “nationalized,” for the first time.  

Dani Ohlman, Director of Volunteer Engagement at United Way of the Midlands, says the United Way has been busy connecting volunteers with agencies to work on meaningful service projects this month. 

Omaha Startup Week returns next week with 65 different events including panel discussions, keynotes, workshops and networking.

Mason Kroeger is a senior at Benson High School. She is in the EMT program at OPS’ Career Center.  With more, here's KIOS News Director, Cheril Lee...


The City of Omaha’s General Election takes place Tuesday, May 9th.  Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is turning to the public to try to build support for his income and property tax plan in the face of opposition from some lawmakers and the state's leading farm groups.

Next Thursday, the Deer Park Neighborhood Association – one of the oldest and largest neighborhood associations in Omaha -- is holding a fund raiser for their new Resource Center, which they plan to open in mid-May.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Weather forecasters are warning of possible severe weather — including large hail, high winds and even tornadoes — for sections of eastern Nebraska and much of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate on a bill that would let state officials hide the identities of lethal injection suppliers in an effort to resume executions.

Women working in STEM jobs earn 33% more than those in non-STEM occupations.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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