LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who fall into the Medicaid coverage gap are once again asking lawmakers to expand the program through the federal health care law, despite uncertainty about the law's future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he plans to seek an audit of a state finance organization that is refusing to cooperate with his office's request for information.

OPS School Board President, Lacey Merica, introduced the third and final candidate for the next OPS Superintendent, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at a press conference yesterday afternoon. 

The College of St. Mary will hold two free presentations on Tuesday, March 21st, focused on a landmark Supreme Court ruling affirming students’ right of free speech.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are divided on a bill that would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of crimes including drug possession, assaulting a police officer and distributing child pornography.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force Reserves will qualify for military honor license plates under a new Nebraska law.

At an afternoon press conference yesterday, Lacey Merica, President of the OPS Board of Education, introduced Dr. Jane Stavem, the second of three finalists for the next OPS Superintendent. 

The Women’s Fund of Omaha partnered with the Creighton Human Trafficking Initiative to develop a report focused on the Nebraska commercial sex market.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require insurers to treat telehealth services the same as in-person services for coverage purposes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County is planning to implement two supervision programs for nonviolent offenders in order to ease the jail population.

The President of the Omaha School Board, Lacey Merica, introduced the first of three finalists for the next OPS Superintendent, Dr. Paul Gausman, at a press conference last night.  

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded Iowa Legal Aid’s Youth Link Project with a $28,000 grant.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr., who is charged with first-degree sexual assault, has posted $75,000 to get out of jail while he awaits trial.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has hired a futurist to help the community peer into its economic future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Third-party political candidates could have an easier time getting on the Nebraska ballot thanks to a Libertarian state senator who is working to build her party.

Ballet Nebraska’s third and final performance of its seventh season, Momentum, takes place on April 1st and 8th. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment requiring photo IDs to vote.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County grand jury is recommending all law enforcement officers be equipped with body cameras.

A firearms preemption bill currently before the State Legislature, LB 68 – introduced by State Senator Mike Hilgers -- would allow only the state to pass laws related to firearms ownership and carrying.  

On Tuesday night, search firm McPherson & Jacobson recommended three finalists for Omaha Public Schools’ next superintendent to the Board of Education.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Four years ago, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning endorsed fellow Republican Jean Stothert for mayor of Omaha. This time around, he's endorsing her Democratic opponent, Heath Mello, citing what he calls Mayor Stothert's fiery temperament.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is celebrating 150 years of statehood with a series of tributes to its history and culture.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for felons say Nebraska should restore voting rights immediately after they complete their sentences.

The Nebraska Legislature is considering a firearms preemption law this year for the second time.  

This month's edition of Jazz From Studio One honors Women's History Month with women of jazz past and present.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of environmentalists that wants Warren Buffett's company to sell its investments with ties to fossil fuels says Berkshire Hathaway is opposing the measure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lobbyists for auto manufacturers and dealers say Nebraska should be careful not to over-regulate self-driving vehicles as technology continues to develop.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states.

Metropolitan Community College’s Re-Entry Assistance program serves the currently incarcerated and recently released populations to achieve education and training.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A struggling farm economy could mean more budget challenges for Nebraska lawmakers this year, based on new state estimates.