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Government
2:26 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Iowa Legislature reaches rare budget agreement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders from both parties in the House and Senate have accomplished the rare task of agreeing on figures for the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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Government
2:24 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Legislative committee advances Neb. budget bills

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A series of new Nebraska state budget bills has won committee approval for debate in the Legislature.

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Missouri River Flooding
10:42 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Landowners file lawsuit over Missouri River floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of farmers and business owners is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, claiming the agency mismanaged the Missouri River since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states.

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Omaha
8:13 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Iowan dies in accident on Interstate 80 in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The driver of a disabled vehicle has been struck and killed on Interstate 80 in Omaha.

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Education
8:11 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Board OKs Nebraska fine arts standards for schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Board of Education has approved Nebraska's first fine arts standards in music, visual, performing and media arts.

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Arts
6:06 am
Wed March 5, 2014

"Lion Ark" focuses on animal rescue

From "Lion Ark"

"Lion Ark" is a documentary film about the rescue of 25 African lions from circuses in Bolivia.

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Iowa
1:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Public meeting next Tuesday on Council Bluffs interstate project

The reconstruction of I-29 at U-S Highway 275 and Iowa Highway 92 in Council Bluffs is the subject of a public meeting next Tuesday.

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Omaha
10:44 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Omaha psychiatrist sues over firing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A psychiatrist says in his lawsuit against the Douglas County Corrections Department that he was fired after testifying that the suspect in four Omaha slayings was "crazy."

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Crime
8:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Gretna woman pleads guilty to stealing $4.1M

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A 54-year-old Gretna woman already serving time for tax evasion has pleaded guilty to stealing the $4.1 million on which she didn't pay taxes.

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Education
3:07 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Iowa gov. launches teacher leadership program

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 40 school districts have been selected to initiate teacher leadership programs next school year as part of Iowa's 2013 education reform plan.

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