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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is defending his decision to recommend $8.2 million in budget cuts to Nebraska's judicial branch, a proposal criticized by the state Supreme Court's chief justice.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha school board has voted in a new president and vice president, breaking a deadlock that had led to 125 board votes on the presidency at its last meeting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nebraska have started using the FBI's definition of sexual assault when recording crime data in order to provide a clearer picture of the state's sexual violence.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, in partnership with UNL’s Public Policy Center, has received a $400,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of using his pickup to fatally run down an Omaha convenience store clerk earlier this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's chief Supreme Court justice is warning that proposed budget cuts to the judicial branch could undermine the state's effort to relieve prison crowding.

Nebraska Medicaid’s Managed Care program is now called Heritage Health – which covers medical, pharmacy and behavioral health services.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.14 billion.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's chief Supreme Court justice is warning that proposed budget cuts to the judicial branch could undermine the state's effort to relieve prison crowding.

During the recent bitter cold spell, the Open Door Mission was operating above capacity and went through a number of winter warm-up items.  Candace Gregory, President and CEO of the Open Door Mission, says at their emergency shelter for women and children, The Lydia House, the 300 beds were not enough; women and children slept on mats on the floor in their community rooms every night. 

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of a seven-university consortium working on a three-year, $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to map the heart’s nervous system.

Binti Hussein is a junior at Bryan High School and is studying photography at the OPS Career Center. She recently stopped by the KIOS studios to talk with News Director Cheril Lee about about what drew her to photography and why she loves taking pictures. 

The Adolescent Health Project, a program of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, was started in 2014 as a direct response to the alarming STD rates Douglas County had had for more than two decades.

Mayor Jean Stohert will hold a news conference today to provide information and plans for the weekend storm. You can watch and listen live at 2:00 by clicking the link below.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to pass a property tax overhaul, merge state agencies and approve incremental income tax cuts that would begin in 2020.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A group of Omaha's civic leaders has drawn up plans for an estimated $125 million mixed-use development in the heart of north downtown.

A local Writers Resist event will take place this Friday, January 20th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  It’s one of over 75 such events planned across the country as well as in London, Zurich and Hong Kong.   

Omaha Public Schools started holding Open Houses earlier this week. 

With colder weather arriving and the potential for snow accumulation next week, it’s not too early to think about storm preparation.

Winter is upon us here in Nebraska and if you haven’t done it yet, the American Red Cross is advising you to winterize your car.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska has been chosen to serve on the House Agriculture Committee.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human trafficking could carry stiffer penalties in Nebraska under a bill pending in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to require public votes for Nebraska committee leadership positions is facing criticism from some lawmakers who see it as an affront to the state's nonpartisan Legislature.

Voices for Children and the Annie E. Casey Foundation have just released the 2016 Kids Count report. This year, they focused on young people aged 18 to 24 – a group they refer to as “emerging adults,” since many in this age group are still working on independence and self-sufficiency.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former city of Omaha employee who filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and other wrongdoing in the Omaha Public Works Department will receive a $175,000 settlement.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is proposing an effort to eliminate a variety of job-licensing requirements.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police say a man was killed and a woman and another man were wounded in three Omaha shootings.

Next week, Creighton University celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of free events that open to the public.

The Durham Museum invites community members to be a part of its next exhibit, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project.

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