nebraska

Education
1:00 am
Wed November 21, 2012

OPS students' math, reading test scores improve

Test scores are improving in Nebraska’s largest school district, but Omaha Public Schools officials say there’s still work to do.

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Lincoln
7:40 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Trial set for Lincoln woman accused of hate crime hoax

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The trial for a former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack has been set for Jan. 7.

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Government
9:17 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Nebraska state budget outlook improves

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers should have an easier time balancing the budget next year, thanks to growing revenue and shrinking expenses.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

March of Dimes report shows fewer premature births, but more uninsured women

A new report shows Nebraska is making some progress when it comes to lowering the rate of babies born prematurely.

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Arts
8:15 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Omaha's Alexander Payne the subject of a new book by a local author

As Alexander Payne returns to the state to film Nebraska, his next movie, a new book by Omaha author-journalist Leo Adam Biga provides a revealing look at the emergence and development of Omaha's favorite film director. Omaha Public Radio's Michael Lyon spoke with Biga about his new book.

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Business
1:00 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

BBB warns of text message phishing scam

If you get a text message saying you could win a $1000 gift card from Target, delete it: it’s a scam.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

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Business
3:13 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Economic index improves for ten states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming "fiscal cliff" and other factors have shaken confidence in the region's economy for the coming months.

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Business
12:07 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Group calls on President Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline project

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries is picking up again as groups urge President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.

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Education
8:53 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Public meetings set on social studies standards

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education will hold public meetings from five cities around the state to discuss social studies standards.

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