nebraska

Government
10:38 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Unemployment rate up in July

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate rose in July to hit 4.2 percent.

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Education
7:50 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Test scores up in OPS, statewide

Achievement test scores are up in both the Omaha Public Schools district and statewide.

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Government
3:18 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Census figures show steady growth in Nebraska's 3 largest counties

New Census figures show that nearly 40 percent of Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster County’s residents are between the ages of 18 and 44.

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Education
11:18 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Nebraska test scores improve in math, science, reading

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska students who took math, science and reading exams received higher average scores this year than in 2012, according to new state data.

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Government
8:01 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Tax Modernization Committee sets five public hearings

A series of public hearings will be held to discuss Nebraska’s tax structure, and if changes should be made to it.

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Government
10:46 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Researchers to evaluate school support program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have been given a $3.2 million federal grant to evaluate a program that uses parent-to-parent support to help families keep kids in school.

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Health/Medical
8:12 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Health experts say risks higher with packaged salad mix

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food safety experts say they're not surprised by a recent outbreak of a stomach bug that two states have linked to bagged salad.

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Government
8:08 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Lawmakers examine funding options for K-12 schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Legislature's Education Committee are weighing different funding options for K-12 schools, including a suggestion to let districts impose a local sales tax.

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Government
12:37 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sen. Fischer supports President Obama's nominee for Stratcom commander

President Obama’s nominee to lead U.S. Strategic Command is one step closer to Senate confirmation.

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Business
10:14 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Business conditions index declines in July

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states shows the region's economy will grow in the coming months, despite a fourth month of decline in the survey's overall index.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss compiles the Business Conditions Survey of supply managers in nine states. July’s index was 53.5, down from 55.6 in June. Goss says the economy is growing, albeit slowly.

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