LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has joined 26 other Republican governors in a letter to President Barack Obama expressing concerns about federal screening of Syrian refugees who want to enter the United States.

Former Creighton University president Father John Schlegel is being remembered as a teacher, mentor, and friend.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State education officials say Nebraska's public high school graduation rate dipped slightly this year, to about 89 percent.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.9 percent in October and was the second lowest state rate in the nation.

The terror attacks in Paris were the focus of this month’s Middle East Forum at UNO.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials say more than 12,000 Medicaid service providers have signed necessary paperwork to offer care under the state's proposed privatization plan.

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Attorney General's Office and the Johnson County Attorney say charges have been filed against five inmates in connection with a May riot at the prison in Tecumseh that left two inmates dead.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students has launched a campaign to raise awareness about beer sales in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town on the border of an officially dry South Dakota Indian reservation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack is set to retire after 18 years of service.

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The area around the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs is growing, with a recreation complex and hotel in the works.