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8:20 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Bill would put $50 million to Nebraska property tax relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state fund created to reduce local property taxes would get a $50 million boost under a new bill in the Nebraska Legislature.

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General News
8:18 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Ricketts calls on Nebraska education board member to resign

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is calling on a state education board member to resign in the wake of bigoted comments about President Barack Obama that appeared on his blog.

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General News
6:06 am
Fri January 16, 2015

UNO's Inaugural TEDx Event Takes Place Next Month

UNO will host its first TEDx event on Saturday, February 28th.  Ben Jager, Lead Organizer for the event, says speakers include a poet and a concert organizer.

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Government
3:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Iowa's Ernst to deliver GOP response to Obama address

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Republican officials have tapped newly elected Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst to deliver the party's formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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Government
2:38 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Longtime Nebraska Sen. Chambers seeks end to death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime Nebraska senator who has fought for decades to eliminate the death penalty is trying again.

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General News
2:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Omaha mayor says now's not right time to merge crime labs

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor says now's not the time to merge the city and county crime labs.

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General News
6:06 am
Thu January 15, 2015

The US Army Corps of Engineers increased releases from Gavins Point for past few weeks

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Water Management Office increased releases from Gavins Point Dam from 17,000 cubic feet per second to 20,000 cfs late last month and earlier this month in an effort to offset water lost to ice formation.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Creighton University Hospital won't get trauma patients

On Tuesday, Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said his department’s ambulances will send trauma patients only to Nebraska Medical Center and not to Creighton University Medical Center because they are not a certified Level 1 trauma center.

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Government
8:19 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Nebraska groups unveil school funding, property tax proposal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker and several advocacy groups say they'll work this year to increase state aid for schools while reducing what rural districts have to generate through property taxes.

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Crime
8:18 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Omaha police dismantle large Mexican drug cartel

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say they have broken up a branch of a Mexican drug cartel dealing methamphetamine in the Omaha area.

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