nebraska

Government
10:52 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Lawmaker calls for statewide sexual abuse training policy for schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker wants to require the state Department of Education to develop a child sexual abuse policy.

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Government
8:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers hear testimony on alcohol retailer certification training

Nebraska’s alcohol retailers might have to put their employees through certification training if LB 444 wins legislative approval.

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Politics & Elections
10:17 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Nebraska Secretary of State wants changes to election laws

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Secretary of State John Gale is recommending changes to a Nebraska law that deals with providing ballots to voters in nursing homes and hospitals on Election Day.

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Government
8:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Economic Forecasting board predicts uptick in revenue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board that estimates Nebraska state government tax collections is predicting an uptick in revenue, thanks to the slowly growing state economy.

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Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

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Government
1:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State Senator ticketed on suspicion of DUI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh has been ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving in his northwest Omaha district.

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Transportation
12:47 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Traffic fatalities up 56 percent in Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Roads says traffic fatalities during the first seven weeks of 2013 are up 56 percent compared to the same time frame in 2009 through 2012.

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Government
8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Lawmakers discuss common core standards for Nebraska schools

LINCOLN – The State Board of Education could adopt new nationwide curriculum standards for Nebraska’s public schools under a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk.

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Education
8:06 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Attorney for school districts: ACA could cut employees' hours

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawyer for public school districts in Nebraska say some are considering cutting hours for part-time employees who work between 30 and 40 hours per week to avoid offering them health insurance benefits.

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Weather
11:45 am
Fri February 22, 2013

State Patrol: wear your seatbelt, watch your speed in winter weather

The Nebraska State Patrol says preparedness is key when traveling during winter weather.

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