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Government
9:05 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Former Nebraska Rep. John McCollister dies at 92

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Rep. John Y. McCollister, who defeated a sitting congressman to win office and later gave Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel his first Washington job, has died at age 92.

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Business
8:06 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Report says government shutdown hurt economic conditions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states has dropped after rising the previous two months.

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Crime
8:04 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Omaha police probe assault as anti-gay hate crime

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have begun investigating an assault in the Old Market area as a hate crime.

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Politics & Elections
2:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Omaha attorney considering run for U.S. Senate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney David Domina is eyeing a bid for an open U.S. Senate seat in Nebraska.

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Government
2:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Nebraska voter registration form changing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The form Nebraskans use to register to vote is being tweaked to reduce duplicate registrations.

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Health/Medical
8:05 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Three hospitals tied to UNMC will merge

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The leadership of three Omaha-area hospitals with ties to the University of Nebraska Medical Center will be merged.

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Government
8:02 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Iowa police chiefs defend traffic cameras

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Several Iowa police chiefs have spoken out against proposed state rules for traffic cameras, but a state official says the chiefs are just protecting a revenue source.

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Education
1:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Group calls for repeal of Nebraska's truancy law

A Nebraska group that advocates for family authority as part of education policy wants the state’s truancy law repealed.

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Government
2:35 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

House, Senate begin work to resolve differences on farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the farm bill, defense spending, and the budget are all up for discussion this week.

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Government
9:28 am
Wed October 30, 2013

State funding urged for Nebraska telecom services

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consultant is warning that rural Nebraska could lose high-quality broadband service unless the state provides funding to offset a loss in federal subsidies.

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