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Crime
6:46 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Judge declines no contest plea in Omaha killings

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A judge says he will not accept a no contest plea from a man accused of killing four people in Omaha last summer.

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Government
6:44 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers hold 'working families' rally

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers say they were able to make progress for working families this session, despite some setbacks.

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Government
8:04 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Neb. historic horse racing measure approved

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure that could allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been passed by the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
8:02 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Neb. job-discrimination bill stalls in Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

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Omaha
7:58 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Additional open houses set for Heartland 2050 project

25 open houses are scheduled during the next month for additional public input on the Heartland 2050 plan.

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General News
6:06 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Relocating from the Sudan subject of Press Club

The challenges of relocating from the Sudan was the topic of last month’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.

Guests included Lacey Studnicka from Lutheran Family Services, the largest resettlement organization in the state of Nebraska, as well as refugees Christine Ross and Sabit Boules. 

Ross talked about issues facing women in the South Sudan community. 

Boules talked about the reasons why so many Sudanese refugees choose to live here.  He said more Sudanese live in Omaha than anywhere else in the world.

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Government
2:09 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Debate rages on Nebraska job-discrimination bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation is still facing a filibuster.

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Government
12:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Branstad says state made no payments for silence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing firm in support of the director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, who says no money was offered to former workers for silence about their dismissals.

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Omaha
8:15 am
Mon April 7, 2014

3-alarm fire damages north-central Omaha building

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a three-alarm fire has heavily damaged an Omaha business.

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Government
8:11 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers expand veteran benefits

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The biggest winners in this year's legislative session may be Nebraska veterans.

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