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56 min ago | The Papillion Times

World-Herald editorial: Right habits for lawmakers

The 2014 legislative session in Lincoln has ended and 17 lawmakers are being term-limited.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Blog News, University of Nebraska Omaha, Opinion

Thu Apr 24, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska to Launch Job-Seeking, Free App

The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets which will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Law, Employment / Labor Law

KOLN-TV Lincoln

Nebraska Senator Seeks Minimum Wage Ballot Measure

Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha issued a call for supporters Thursday to help gather the 80,000 signatures needed by early July.


Related Topix: Nebraska

Live Science

Dangerous Tornado Threat to Arise From Texas to Nebraska This Weekend

A dangerous multiple-day severe weather outbreak will begin this weekend over the South Central states and will include the potential for nighttime tornadoes in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.


Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Texas, Nebraska, Weather, Hurricane, Hailstorm

AANP gives thumbs down to Nebraska veto of NP practice bill

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners expressed disappointment at the veto of a bill that would have provided Nebraska residents with full and direct access to nurse practitioner services.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Health Care Provider, Health, US Governors, Dave Heineman

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Free Republic

Ted Cruz endorses Pete Ricketts

Cruz, the hard-right Texan who has been embraced by the tea party movement and the Republican Liberty Caucus, said Ricketts is "a businessman and a constitutional conservative who will help Nebraska thrive.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Nebraska

Business Insurance

States that did not expand Medicaid may see higher premiums: Health experts

Some industry experts are warning that states that chose not to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare could see higher insurance premiums next year as hospitals continue to shift the costs of uncompensated care to private insurers.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nebraska, Health Insurance


State Recruitment Pitch: The Good Life For Veterans Is In Nebraska

Gov. Dave Heineman is promoting "The Good Life For Veterans" jobs recruiting campaign, focused on meeting Nebraska's workforce needs by attracting military veterans and their families from other states to move to Nebraska.


Related Topix: Nebraska, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Life, Veteran Affairs, Law, Employment / Labor Law

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Arguments set in prison guard killing lawsuit

A federal judge is hearing arguments in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a South Dakota State Penitentiary guard slain by inmates three years ago.


Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, South Dakota State Penitentiary, Nebraska

The Miami Herald

Governor announces Nebraska job-searching app

The state is launching a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets that will help Nebraskans search for available jobs in the state.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Governors, Dave Heineman


Nebraska's Director of Banking and Finance Retiring

Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that Nebraska's Director of Banking and Finance, John Munn, is retiring.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Nebraska, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Washington Times

Ben Sasse scores Sen. Ted Cruza s endorsement for Nebraska Senate primary

Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Ben Sasse Wednesday in the GOP Senate primary in Nebraska and will hold a rally for him on Friday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator Ted Cruz, Nebraska

Milling Journal

NE Corn Producers Invest Nearly $3 Billion to Plant 9.4 Million Acres

Lincoln, NE-According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture , Nebraska corn farmers will plant 9.4 million acres of corn, about 94% of last year's total of 9.95 million acres.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Lincoln, NE

Tue Apr 22, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

UNL report: Nebraska livestock numbers

Ronnie Green, vice president of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Nebraska, discussed the report March 6 at the Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Agriculture, Science


Historic Buildings May Get New Lease on Life

Historic buildings that have seen better days may have a new lease on life because Nebraska now has a law that gives tax credits to people to fix them up.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Tax

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Governor Heinemann Vetoes Bill, Legislature is Adjourned and Can't Override

Governor Dave Heinemann is still working his way through bills passed by the legislature.


Related Topix: Nebraska, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nursing, Medicine

The Papillion Times

Here's who'd play Pelini, Osborne and 19 other Nebraska celebrities in a movie

"Bo Pelini: The Movie." "The Doug McDermott Story." "Tyler Perry's A Very Warren Buffett Thanksgiving."


Related Topix: Nebraska, Warren Buffett, Entertainment, Drama, Television

CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV


Nebraska law officers have expressed frustration with the increasing cases of drug enforcement since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana on Jan. 1. Officers across the border in Colorado's neighboring state are upset that Nebraska taxpayers are left with the expense of jailing, prosecuting and defending people arrested on possession of pot ... (more)


Related Topix: Colorado, Drugs, Nebraska, Marijuana


Farmers See Another Increase in Property Taxes

Farmers say taxes are growing even faster than their crops, with the tax burden of agricultural land in the state doubled since 2009.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Nebraska

State of Michigan

Schuette Advocates for Privacy Protections for Michigan Residents Requiring Obamacare

Attorney General Bill Schuette today urged the Michigan Legislature to pass legislation which will require Michigan Obamacare Navigators, who are charged with collecting a wide range of sensitive personal data, to abide by common consumer protection standards.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Prison, Alabama Government, Alabama, Texas Government, Texas, Nebraska