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Weather
1:00 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Severe Weather Awareness Week in Nebraska, Iowa

Nebraska recorded its first-ever February tornado when this one touched down near North Platte in 2012.
Credit NWS North Platte

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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Government
1:57 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Nebraska launches crisis hotline for at-risk veterans

A new campaign seeks to connect at-risk veterans with the mental health services they may need.

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Health/Medical
1:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

VA hospital temporarily closes operating rooms

Nebraska and western Iowa veterans who need surgery will undergo those procedures somewhere other than the Omaha VA hospital for the time being.

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Health/Medical
2:32 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Report looks at role of a school's design in reducing childhood obesity

A new study from a UNMC expert on childhood obesity asks whether a school’s design can reduce childhood obesity.

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Government
9:07 am
Sun March 17, 2013

Omaha lawmaker wants pledge of allegiance rule reversed

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says he wants to overturn a State Board of Education policy that requires schools to allow students time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily.

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Government
9:04 am
Sun March 17, 2013

NU budget official warns of tuition increases, program cuts without Legislative action

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A budget official with the University of Nebraska says the four-campus system would be have to increase tuition by about 4 percent each of the next two years or make program cuts if its state funding comes in shorter than expected.

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Government
9:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Gay rights legislation draws standing room only crowd at legislative hearings

LINCOLN – More than 100 people came to a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on three legislative bills on adoptions and foster care by same-sex couples, and employee protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Business
6:06 am
Fri March 15, 2013

New Report Analyzes States' Small Businesses

The Small Business Profile for the States and Territories is an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Electronic tax filing recommended this season

88 percent of Nebraska taxpayers filed their taxes online last year.

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Government
11:50 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Legislation introduced to abolish death penalty in Nebraska

Nebraska would become the 18th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty under a bill introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.

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