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Government
2:30 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Farm bill extension set to expire September 30th

Nebraska’s senior U.S. Senator says Congress needs to work out a new, five-year farm bill.

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Iowa
2:01 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Iowa Gov. Branstad's brother fined by EPA for violations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The brother of Gov. Terry Branstad will pay a fine and spend $26,000 to install a wetland area after his cattle farm failed to comply with requirements of his clean water permit.

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Iowa
8:16 am
Thu September 19, 2013

2 killed in I-29 crash identified

MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in western Iowa have identified two people killed in a crash on Interstate 29 near Mondamin earlier this week.

The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports that 18-year-old Salvador Valdovinos, of South Sioux City, Neb., and 59-year-old William Griffin, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died in the Monday crash.

Authorities say a pickup driven by Valdovinos went off the interstate around 6:50 a.m., overcorrected and crossed the center median, hitting the side of a northbound semitrailer in which Griffin was traveling.

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Government
8:12 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Nearly 200 people dropped from Nebraska insurance program

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials have pulled nearly 200 people out of a state program that helps pay for private health insurance when doing so is cheaper than billing through Medicaid.

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Politics & Elections
2:28 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Sen. Annette Dubas to kick off gubernatorial campaign Sunday

FULLERTON, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Annette Dubas kicks off her campaign for governor on Sunday, when she begins a statewide tour starting in her hometown of Fullerton.

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Education
2:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Midland University sees record enrollment

Midland University has almost 1,300 students enrolled this fall.

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Omaha
2:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Documentary puts spotlight on food insecurity, childhood hunger

One in five Nebraska families is food insecure---meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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Weather
12:49 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

South Platte River surging in western Nebraska

BIG SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — The South Platte River looked like a trickle in Western Nebraska before the Colorado floodwaters began to arrive.

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Crime
7:54 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Woman killed in Omaha apartment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a 43-year-old was found dead Tuesday in her Omaha apartment, and a man has been arrested on suspicion of killing her.

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Health/Medical
7:52 am
Wed September 18, 2013

UNMC awarded $11 million grant for nanotechnology

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has been awarded a more than $11.2 million grant to continue and expand its nanotechnology research.

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