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Government
10:40 am
Mon April 20, 2015

New Nebraska law could help put medical marijuana on ballot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for medical marijuana will try to take their campaign to Nebraska voters next year if lawmakers don't act, and a new state law could make their job easier.

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Business
8:05 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Survey suggests economy slowing in rural areas of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economic outlook for rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West remained negative in April even though it improved slightly from the previous month.

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Government
8:03 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Nebraska may repeal death penalty amid drug shortage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is considering repealing the death penalty amid a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Prison reform bills draw criticism

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson speaks Thursday at a news conference about two prison reform bills in the Legislature.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

Efforts to do away with mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and end the death penalty in Nebraska are being met with criticism.

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Health/Medical
7:53 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Nebraska hospitals, ambulances to get life-saving tool

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals and ambulance services will receive a life-saving tool as part of a nearly $6 million grant.

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Government
2:29 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Nebraska bill to scale back mandatory minimums advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences in Nebraska has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
10:46 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Republican senators rally against Nebraska death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers says the state's death penalty conflicts with conservative values and should be repealed.

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Education
3:22 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Department of Education report calls for additional preschool access

A new U.S. Department of Education report says 65 percent of Nebraska four-year-olds aren’t enrolled in a publicly-funded preschool.

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Nebraska
12:22 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Senators: More scrutiny needed for proposed wastewater site

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State lawmakers are calling for greater scrutiny of a proposed disposal well for fracking water in western Nebraska.

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Government
8:01 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Ricketts signs law to boost protections for pregnant workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Pregnant workers will have the right to easier workloads and modified schedules under a new Nebraska law.

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