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Health/Medical
6:23 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Midwest pheasant producers are nervous as bird flu spreads

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Game bird producers in the Midwest are ramping up disease prevention measures in an effort to shield their multi-billion-dollar industry from the highly contagious avian influenza outbreak sweeping the region's poultry producers.

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General News
6:21 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Nemaha commissioner apologizes for racial slur

AUBURN, Neb. (AP) — A Nemaha County commissioner is defending his colleague who publicly apologized for using a racial slur during a Thursday board meeting in Auburn.

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General News
6:20 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Lincoln officials deluged with overdoses of synthetic pot

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Emergency workers have been swamped with overdoses of synthetic marijuana in Lincoln.

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Government
7:53 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Schools OK to use lease-purchase agreements for construction

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has reaffirmed that public school districts are not prohibited by state law from using lease-purchase agreements to fund building projects.

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Government
7:51 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Court: Food stamp recipients entitled to local hearing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court says food stamp recipients are entitled to a face-to-face meeting in their local welfare office for hearings that could affect their benefits.

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Education
3:16 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Pottawattamie Promise: new program to help teens go to college

The first group of Pottawattamie Promise students will enroll at Iowa Western Community College this fall.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

About 45 western Iowa high school students will attend college on full scholarships this fall as part of a new pilot program.

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Government
3:12 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Nebraska senators vote to cut ties with Midwest rail bloc

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska would cut its membership in the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact under a bill that cleared first-round debate in the Legislature.

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Government
3:10 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Nebraska senators approve limits on juvenile restraints

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska children would not wear handcuffs or leg irons in court unless absolutely necessary under a bill passed by the Legislature.

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Government
8:06 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert speaks at Press Club

Mayor Jean Stothert spoke at the Omaha Press Club during a special noon forum program earlier this month.

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Omaha
7:51 am
Thu April 23, 2015

2 Omaha police officers injured after hit by stolen car

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say two Omaha officers were injured after the driver of a stolen vehicle backed into them in a parking lot.

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