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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

10 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Nebraska Democrats want GOP candidate to pull ad

The ad, which began airing this week, shows Omaha state Sen. Beau McCoy standing next to the fence post with the bobblehead-like doll atop the post.

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14 hrs ago | 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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18 hrs ago | 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, Tax, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Agriculture, Science

19 hrs ago | 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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23 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

This May 24, 2012 file photo shows some of about 500 miles worth of coated steel pipe manufactured by Welspun Pipes, Inc., originally for the Keystone oil pipeline, stored in Little Rock, Ark.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Bradshaw, NE, Neligh, NE

Fri Apr 18, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

At the Legislature: So long from Tom Hansen

Well, we knew it was coming and now it is here. The 2014 Legislative Session has come to an end and with it 17 senators, including myself, have concluded eight years of service to the State of Nebraska.

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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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Daily Kos

Keystone XL announcement met with predictable oily response

The State Department announced a delay in their Keystone XL review process today, as they wade through 2.5 million public comments, as well as work to get a handle on the fact that thanks to a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling, there is currently no legal route through Nebraska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

SooToday

Keystone pipeline hit by another delay

In this photo provided by Lou Dematteis, a huge crop art image protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipline covers an 80-acre cornfield outside of Neligh, Neb., on April 12, 2014.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, US News, Texas, US Politics, Barack Obama

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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KOTA-TV Rapid City

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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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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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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Thu Apr 17, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Nebraska DMV Closes Driver's License Operations

If you need to renew your driver's license, you might have to skip the DMV this week and go online.

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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

North Platte Bulletin

Scam smart: Avoid websites that charge for driver's licenses

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert Thursday for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver's license renewals.

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The Papillion Times

A recap of what got done - and what didn't - in the 2014 legislative session

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

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The Papillion Times

PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad

A political action committee funded by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle has released a television ad attacking Shane Osborn, one of Sasse's primary opponents.

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

KHGI

Nebraska Corn Board Says Planting Season is Big Investment into State's Economy

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Nebraska farmers will be planting slightly less corn this year than what was planted last year.

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Washington Times

Neb-Omaha's Derrin Hansen signs a 4-year contract

Nebraska-Omaha men's basketball coach Derrin Hansen has signed a new contract that will keep him at the school through the 2017-18 season.

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