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3 hrs ago | SFGate

Same issues, new faces for 2015 Nebraska session

Nebraska lawmakers will face many of the same proposals in 2015 that they failed to pass this year, but with a key difference: More than one-third of the senators will be new.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Science / Technology

8 hrs ago | The Detroit News

More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.

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12 hrs ago | KTIV-TV Sioux City

Millions spent to modernize NE Nebraska coops

Throughout the years, the Farmers Pride Cooperative officials say they have been committed to improving their 11 locations to help local northeast Nebraska farmers feed our nation.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, NE, Neligh, NE, Osmond, NE, Newman Grove, NE, Agriculture, Science

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Common Dreams

The Climate Movement Is Working... We Just Need More Movements

Friday' Keystone XL news from Washington, DC is both important and murky. In brief, the Obama administration announced yet another delay in their decision about the pipeline, meaning it may be past the midterm elections before a final call is made.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Greenwich Citizen

Nebraska Democrats want GOP candidate to pull ad

Nebraska Democrats are calling for a Republican candidate for governor to pull a televised campaign ad showing him knocking a Barack Obama doll off a fence post while criticizing the president's health care law.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

WTVG-TV Toledo

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

"Depressed" Inmate Suing Nebraska Department Of Corrections

An inmate is suing the Nebraska prison system, saying a new policy is denying him the ability to visit with or write to his wife, who is also in prison.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

The Miami Herald

Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break

Nebraska lawmakers approved more than $400 million in tax cuts this session, but they're ready to look for more changes in the state's tax structure in the months before next year's Legislature convenes.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, Tax, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Agriculture, Science

KHGI

Students can volunteer for Neb. primary election

Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale is encouraging students too young to vote to show up at the polls for the state's May 13 primary.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

KLKN

Neb. killer's post-conviction relief motion denied

Michael Ryan was sentenced to death for the 1985 cult-related killing of James Thimm in the southeast Nebraska town of Rulo.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

Fri Apr 18, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department

The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL Pipeline project.

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WOWT-TV Omaha

Nebraska Joins Wildfire Compact with Nearby States

Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting wildfires.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

WDSU-TV New Orleans

Obama pushes back Keystone decision

The Obama administration announced Friday that it is extending the comment period on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline report -- a move that could delay a final decision on the project indefinitely.

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KHGI

Central Nebraska Ranching Family Honored for Conservation Efforts

A central Nebraska ranching family has been recognized for its land stewardship efforts with an award announced by Gov. Dave Heineman on Friday.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Bellingham Herald

Nebraska jobless inches up to 3.7 percent

The 3.7 percent rate in March is two-tenths of a point under the 3.9 percent the state posted in March 2013, the state Department of Labor said.

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The Papillion Times

Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

Jenkins pleaded guilty in court Wednesday, then refused to accept prosecutors' accounts of the shootings.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Blog News, Coupe, Dodge Challenger, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Sedan

KETV-TV

Heineman pleased with legislative session

Gov. Dave Heineman won't give this Legislature a specific grade, but in a one-on-one interview with KETV NewsWatch 7 Thursday he said it's been a productive 60-day session despite appearances.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nebraska Government

KETV-TV

Political ads attack US Senate candidates

A new round of political attack ads between the two frontrunners in the Nebraska U.S. Senate race recently launched.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Mike Johanns, US News, Nebraska Government

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraskans Remember Mickey Rooney

Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.

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Related Topix: Mickey Rooney, Celebrities, Nebraska Government, Spencer Tracy

The Papillion Times

If Nebraska had an official meat, it would be this

Claire Flatowicz: Spring Cleaning: Signs it's time to toss your clothes It's time to dust off those shelves that never see a dust rag, clean out those kitchen cabinets and my clothes closet.

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Related Topix: Nebraska Government

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