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Nebraska
8:01 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Mistrial in Nebraska wrongful convictions lawsuit

(Information in the following story is from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has declared a mistrial in a civil rights lawsuit seeking damages for six people wrongly convicted in a 1985 Nebraska murder.

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Government
7:59 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Neb. considers law for robberies with toy guns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Robbers who use a toy gun in a hold-up could still face a felony firearm charge in Nebraska, under a new bill considered by lawmakers.

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Government
8:08 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Neb. Medicaid backers pack legislative hearing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a new bill to expand Medicaid in Nebraska are calling on lawmakers to act on the proposal this year.

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Politics & Elections
8:05 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Democratic candidate Hassebrook files for Nebraska Governor's race

Democratic candidate for Nebraska Governor Chuck Hassebrook says he has 1,500 campaign volunteers in 91 counties.

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Education
1:56 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

College Possible program expanding

A program helping low-income students go to college is expanding next year.

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Government
1:52 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Sen. Fischer comments on State of the Union, farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she agrees with President Obama that Congress needs to take action on several initiatives this year.

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Government
1:40 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Debate continues on Nebraska winner-take-all bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are still debating a proposal to reinstate the winner-take-all system for awarding its electoral votes in presidential races.

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Government
8:20 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Renewed push made for Neb. texting, seat belt law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Highway traffic safety is getting a lot of attention from the State legislature, where lawmakers are hearing fresh calls to crack down on texting and driving.

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Government
1:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.

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Government
8:18 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Legislation would allocate $8 million for a new black history museum

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

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