nebraska

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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Health/Medical
2:36 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Pre-packaged salad mix the cause of cyclospora outbreak in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that has sickened 78 people in the state since mid-June.

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Health/Medical
9:01 am
Tue July 30, 2013

First West Nile Virus case reported in Douglas County

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Health officials in Nebraska's largest county say a 75-year-old man infected with the West Nile virus is their first case this year.

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Crime
12:54 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Crime up one percent in Nebraska in 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says the number of crimes reported in Nebraska increased 1 percent in 2012, compared to the previous year.

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Government
8:13 am
Thu July 25, 2013

State Senator to propose increase in Nebraska's minimum wage

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker says he will propose an increase in Nebraska's minimum wage when the Legislature convenes next year.

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Omaha
11:15 am
Mon July 22, 2013

New trial set for two men alleging wrongful conviction

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge says two Omaha, Neb., men who are suing the city of Council Bluffs and two former police detectives for wrongful conviction, will get a joint trial instead of two separate ones.

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