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Education
12:56 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Board prepping for potential charter school bills

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools board is considering a resolution to show support for the concept of charter schools operated under strict guidelines.

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Douglas County
12:53 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Text to 911 service coming to Douglas County next month

Douglas County residents will have another option to contact 911 starting in January, but officials caution it should only be used in certain situations.

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Business
9:37 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Brookings metropolitan policy expert: cities are driving economic growth

Cities are the networks that are driving the nation’s economy, according to a Brookings Institution metropolitan policy expert.

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Omaha
9:28 am
Fri December 19, 2014

OPPD approves increase in power rates next year

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Customers of the Omaha Public Power District will see their electricity rates increase next year after the utility's publicly-elected board approved a 1.6 percent general rate increase.

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Sports
8:43 am
Fri December 19, 2014

NCAA Women's Volleyball championship in Omaha in 2015

Credit Greg Echlin

The NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship is taking place in Oklahoma City this week. Next year: Omaha. There are some who feel the return to Omaha is overdue.

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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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Crime
8:28 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Omaha man charged with sex assault of child

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 56-year-old Omaha man has been charged with sexually assaulting and molesting a 7-year-old girl in Lincoln over the past two years.

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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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General News
4:35 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Groups seek changes to Iowa online voting rule

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voting rights advocates say a proposed rule that would allow Iowans to register to vote online would exclude anyone without a driver's license or state-issued ID and must be fixed.

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