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Nebraska
11:38 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Group plans to fight minimum wage ballot measure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A taxpayer advocacy group says it will campaign against a ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.

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Nebraska
8:06 am
Tue July 8, 2014

New 531 area code to be assigned in east Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's new 531 area code will soon be used for new lines in the eastern third of the state.

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Government
8:04 am
Tue July 8, 2014

About 80,000 signatures needed for ballot measure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed increase in Nebraska's minimum wage will need at least 80,386 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

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Weather
8:27 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Heavy rains will mean more mosquitoes in the area

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The recent heavy rains and flooding in Iowa and Nebraska created prime breeding areas for mosquitoes, so more bug bites are likely in the next few weeks.

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Government
2:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Faith, business community representatives call for action on immigration reform

Three leaders in the business, faith, and legislative community are calling on the U-S House to pass an immigration reform bill.

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Government
8:01 am
Thu July 3, 2014

3 prisoners erroneously released still at large

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services says it has accounted for all but three of the 45 prisoners who were released before they should have been and still owe time.

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Weather
2:06 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Hail causes roughly $5M damage at nuclear plant

BLAIR, Neb. (AP) — The hail storm that hit Blair last month caused roughly $5 million damage to the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska.

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Weather
8:09 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Pilger to lose its tornado-damaged school building

WISNER, Neb. (AP) — The school board has decided to tear down the middle school building that was heavily damaged by a tornado that tore through Pilger on June 16.

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Business
8:06 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Midwest economic index inches up again

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has inched up again, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months.

A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.6 in June from 60.5 in May, hitting another three-year high.

Looking six months ahead, the business confidence portion of the overall index rose to 63.6 from 62.5 in May.

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Health/Medical
8:03 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Changes to school health screenings for 2014-15 year

Changes are coming to the health screenings Nebraska children have before starting school.

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