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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature is looking into how state-funded benefit programs may be changed to allow recipients to advance their jobs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four parochial schools in the Nebraska School Activities Association have introduced a proposal on how schools should handle the participation of transgender students in sports.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a dozen Nebraska and Council Bluffs grocery stores have eliminated tainted beef from suppliers that used products from an Omaha meat-processing facility.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County commissioners have approved more stringent regulations for wind turbines in the county.

Public education advocate and author Diane Ravitch will speak in Omaha Thursday evening about privatization of schools and whether reforms are making a difference.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two environmental groups say they are worried about the safety of railroad bridges because inspection reports generally aren't public, and railroads take care of their own bridges.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With most of this year's corn and soybeans harvested, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is boosting its expectations for the size of the crops.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials plan to put more emphasis on the economic benefits of roads projects when deciding which ones will get funding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who investigated the state prison system last week say they saw so many problems that they may have to continue direct oversight of the department for years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The founder and former chief executive officer of TierOne Bank has been found guilty of 12 counts related to the bank's failure in 2010.

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