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5:14 am
Tue October 23, 2012

3 Neb. US House Republicans seeking re-election

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's three Republican congressmen are seeking re-election in races that have focused on the economy, the nation's debt and partisanship.

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Politics & Elections
2:37 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Foreign policy the focus of final Presidential debate

The final debate before the 2012 presidential election happens Monday night.

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Politics & Elections
4:05 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Should Douglas County Merge Two County Offices?

Douglas County residents will be voting on several different ballot measures November 6, one of which is the consolidation of two county offices.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

As Election Day approaches, Presidential candidates focus on strategy to win Iowa

President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, at a recent debate.
courtesy PBS/Google Images

With less than three weeks until the general election, both presidential candidates will be spending a lot of time in Iowa.

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Politics & Elections
4:16 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Big Bird Vs. Big Oil

Democrat John Ewing, Douglas County Treasurer

The Omaha Press Club and the League of Women Voters presented a debate today (Thursday) between the two candidates for Nebraska’s 2nd congressional District.

Republican Congressman Lee Terry is seeking his 8th term in office.  He faces challenger, Democrat John Ewing, who’s currently Douglas County Treasurer. 

Among the topics they discussed were healthcare, education, and federal subsidies. 

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Politics & Elections
12:19 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Campaigns expect economy, jobs, health care to dominate Tuesday debate

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will debate Tuesday, a program you’ll hear at 8pm on KIOS.

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Politics & Elections
5:06 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Rock the Vote Attracts New Voters

Young people make up about a quarter of the electorate, and voting rights advocates say they’re a powerful collective force when they turn out to vote.

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Politics & Elections
5:06 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Redistricting of South Sarpy County Gives Republican Voters an Edge

The Nebraska Legislature redistricted the 2nd Congressional District after the 2010 Census numbers were released last year.

Paul Landow, Professor of Political Science at UNO, says the Legislature flip flopped Sarpy County voters. 

He says formerly the Eastern part of South Sarpy County, which had more Democrats, was part of the 2nd Congressional District.  The Western part of that county held more Republicans and was part of the 1st Congressional District. 

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Politics & Elections
3:31 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Vice President Biden campaigns in Council Bluffs

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Council Bluffs Thursday afternoon.
Katie Schubert KIOS-FM

With only one month to go until the Presidential election, Vice President Joe Biden is back in Iowa rallying voters.

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Government
7:47 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Community conversations on religion to be held in Omaha, Lincoln

The executive director of Omaha’s Project Interfaith says last week’s violence in the Middle East shows a need for discussions about religion.

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