nebraska

Government
11:24 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Legislative report bashes Nebraska help hotline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new legislative report says Nebraska's public benefits hotline intended to help with benefits like food stamps and Medicaid needs to be overhauled.

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Government
8:08 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

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Health/Medical
2:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola says he's returning in January to Liberia, the West African country where he contracted the virus, to continue working at a medical mission.

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Nebraska
2:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Nebraska, Iowa rank in top ten for volunteering

Nebraska ranks sixth and Iowa ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

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Government
12:40 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Panel calls for reforms, firings in prison system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee is calling for more prison administrators to lose their jobs as part of an overhaul of the Department of Correctional Services.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nebraska gets plan for easing prison crunch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A research group says its $33 million plan to expand probation and other programs could save Nebraska more than nine times as much in prison construction and operation over the next several years.

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Nebraska
1:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

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Nebraska
8:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Tornado-damaged school replacement discussed

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — Residents jammed a school board meeting for a discussion on how and where to build a replacement for a middle school damaged by a tornado in northeast Nebraska.

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Government
2:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Nebraska employment record expected in 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor says Nebraska employment is expected to top 1.1 million next year, a record high.

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