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Weather
10:53 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Heavy snow, strong winds expected from coming snow storm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A powerful winter storm system is heading for Nebraska and Iowa, promising a foot or more of snow and high winds.

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Government
3:06 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek re-election in 2014

Government
1:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bills seek to toughen seatbelt, texting while driving laws

Two bills in the Nebraska Legislature would make it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt or to text while driving.

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Government
7:51 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Rail advocates hopeful for future of Chicago-to-Omaha system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rail advocates still hope for a passenger train resurgence that would link Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, but questions about the need for government subsidies continue to bog down efforts.

Supporters of enhanced passenger service spoke out last week at the Iowa Statehouse. They argued for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start passenger service between Chicago and Iowa City, with hopes of later extending trains to Des Moines and Omaha.

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Government
7:47 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Heineman asks lawmakers to pull tax cut legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has asked the Legislature's tax-policy committee to kill both of his tax-reform proposals so lawmakers can start a new, inclusive discussion over Nebraska's tax climate.

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Government
9:45 am
Fri February 15, 2013

State Senator looks to change redistricting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha state senator is asking her fellow lawmakers to reverse a law that has cut in half the number of voting places available in her district.

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Government
3:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Former State Sen. Lavon Heidemann chosen as Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann.

Former Nebraska State Senator Lavon Heidemann is the state’s new Lieutenant Governor.

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Government
8:04 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers discuss legislation on horse racing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The horse racing industry is dismissing an anti-gambling group's allegations that the industry wants to stop live horse racing during a hearing on horse racing bills.

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Government
9:02 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Modest economic growth forecast in 2013 for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State forecasters are predicting modest economic and employment growth in Nebraska this year, and a pullback in farm incomes from their all-time highs.

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Government
9:28 am
Thu February 7, 2013

One of Nebraska's U.S. Senators to vote no on Hagel confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer says she will vote against Chuck Hagel to be the next defense secretary.

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