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Nebraska
8:13 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Nativity scene at Nebraska Capitol draws criticism

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Chicago-based group will set up a Nativity scene inside the Nebraska Capitol this week, drawing criticism from those who say such displays amount to an unconstitutional endorsement by the state of a religion.

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Government
8:10 am
Fri December 19, 2014

2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional.

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Nebraska
8:24 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Nebraska power plant taken temporarily offline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska has been taken temporarily offline due to a lockout of its main generator.

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Government
11:24 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Legislative report bashes Nebraska help hotline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new legislative report says Nebraska's public benefits hotline intended to help with benefits like food stamps and Medicaid needs to be overhauled.

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Government
8:08 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

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Health/Medical
2:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola returning to Liberia

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts doctor cured of Ebola says he's returning in January to Liberia, the West African country where he contracted the virus, to continue working at a medical mission.

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Nebraska
2:17 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Nebraska, Iowa rank in top ten for volunteering

Nebraska ranks sixth and Iowa ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering.

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Government
12:40 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Smoking continues in Nebraska cigar bars

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — One Nebraska bar owner is frustrated over cigar bars still allowing indoor smoking following a ruling by the Nebraska Supreme Court earlier this year saying the practice was unconstitutional.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Panel calls for reforms, firings in prison system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee is calling for more prison administrators to lose their jobs as part of an overhaul of the Department of Correctional Services.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nebraska gets plan for easing prison crunch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A research group says its $33 million plan to expand probation and other programs could save Nebraska more than nine times as much in prison construction and operation over the next several years.

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