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Government
2:22 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Sen. Fischer opposed to funding mechanism for unemployment insurance measure

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she’s opposed to advancing a bill that would extend unemployment insurance benefits for three months.

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Omaha
8:00 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Omaha police union posts video of cursed toddler

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha police union has posted a video of a toddler being cursed and being encouraged to curse.

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Government
7:58 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Taxes top agenda as Neb. Legislature convenes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature will convene for a 60-day session expected to focus on taxes but also include other issues ranging from Medicaid expansion to prison reform.

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Government
7:56 am
Wed January 8, 2014

State Senator proposes selling or privatizing MUD

A state Senator from Omaha says he’ll introduce a bill to sell or privatize the Metropolitan Utilities District.

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Education
2:04 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

January is National Mentoring Month

12 organizations are members of Omaha’s Midlands Mentoring Partnership.

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Crime
1:59 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Report: Neb. prisons missed trouble signs in man

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new state report says prison officials should have done more to get treatment for a former inmate charged with killing four people in Omaha within weeks of his release.

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Education
10:14 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Nebraska to devise system for scoring schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials intend to devise a new way to score public schools so they can get the help they need to improve.

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Nebraska
8:15 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Lawsuit trial begins in 1985 Beatrice slaying case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attorney for one of the six people wrongly convicted of the 1985 slaying of a Beatrice woman says the officials responsible have yet to take responsibility for the injustice.

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Politics & Elections
8:13 am
Tue January 7, 2014

2 Nebraska governor hopefuls unveil tax cut plans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Republican candidates for Nebraska governor have unveiled tax-cut proposals that they'll introduce as state senators, once the Legislature convenes.

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Weather
3:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Douglas County Health Department shares cold weather safety tips

Bitterly cold weather is expected to linger in the KIOS listening area through Tuesday morning.

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