nebraska

Government
8:25 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Group backs state aid to preserve water supply

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A leading groundwater management group says state aid for canals, ponds and other storage projects is the best way to preserve Nebraska's long-term water supply.

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Business
8:11 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Slower economic growth projected in Midwest and Plains states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new report suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states in the months ahead.

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Business
8:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

OPPD approves plan to double wind energy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District has announced its plan to buy 400 megawatts of power from a wind farm being built near O'Neill in northeast Nebraska.

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Politics & Elections
8:18 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Lincoln attorney to challenge Fortenberry in 1st Congressional District

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln attorney will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry for Nebraska's 1st District seat in 2014.

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Government
8:16 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Brownville nuclear plant tops U.S. list of violations

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's two nuclear power plants were high on the lists of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants.

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Government
8:06 am
Tue October 15, 2013

State lawmaker pushes reading requirement

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha state senator is preparing legislation that would bar students from entering fourth grade if they fail reading proficiency tests in the third grade.

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Health/Medical
4:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Forum focuses on rural impact of health insurance marketplace

A forum Tuesday in Ashland focuses on what the Affordable Care Act means for rural Nebraskans.

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Politics & Elections
2:01 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Sen. Pete Pirsch running for State Auditor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state lawmaker has launched his campaign for state auditor.

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Politics & Elections
8:20 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Omaha City Councilman to run for Second Congressional District

Omaha’s City Council president says he’s running for Nebraska’s Second Congressional District seat.

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Education
11:32 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Nebraska students improve in reading, math, science

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska students are showing progress on statewide reading, math and science tests.

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