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22 hrs ago | KOLN-TV Lincoln

Sec. of State Qualifies Jenkins for November Ballot

Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, said today that enough signatures have been verified to put Jim Jenkins on the ballot as a non-partisan candidate in November.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Townhall

Coming to Nebraska: 200 undocumented children have been placed here | Deena Winter | 668

Nebraska Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns said Thursday that about 200 undocumented children have been placed in Nebraska after arriving at the U.S. Border, most of them from Central America.

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KETV-TV

200 undocumented children seek asylum in Nebraska

Dozens of undocumented children from Central America are being placed in Nebraska as Congress and President Barack Obama debate how U.S. immigration policy will be changed.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Immigration Reform, Nebraska, Barack Obama

KETV-TV

Charities, families caring for undocumented children

Dozens of undocumented children from Central America are being placed in Nebraska as Congress and President Barack Obama debate how U.S. immigration policy will be changed and how the flood of immigrants will be handled.

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KHGI

Nebraska cash reserve expected to hit $707.5M

The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported Thursday that net tax receipts totaled more than $4.1 billion for the budget year that ended on June 30. The state's economic forecasting advisory board predicted in February that Nebraska would receive about $4.02 billion, using conservative estimates.

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Merced Sun-Star

Mercy Health Network gets $10M federal grant

The money will help implement a new system that utilizes a centralized health care organization based at Mercy hospital in Des Moines.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

NFB Foundation for Agriculture Creates Tornado Disaster Relief Fund

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched, a Tornado Disaster Relief Fund to provide emergency and residual help to farmers and ranchers in Northeast Nebraska and other areas across the state affected by recent tornadoes.

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KLKN

Man loses EMT license after child porn conviction

A former Lincoln firefighter has lost his emergency medical technician license after he was found guilty of possessing child pornography.

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News Max

Court Takes Keystone Heat Off Obama Until Elections Over

A scheduling decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court has provided President Barack Obama with a political reprieve.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Lee Terry, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nebraska, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Jul 09, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

Hassebrook: Plans to correct prisons

Nebraska is facing a prison overcrowding crisis that has been more than a decade in the making.

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KHGI

Long-time Nebraska Slogan Remains Front Runner for Many as Others Come and Go

"The Good Life," is a very familiar slogan for Nebraskans one that remains strong while others have come and gone.

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KHGI

GI Airport Celebrates Approval of $14 Million New Terminal

Calling it a "red letter day," the Airport Authority at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport approved a $14 million bid to build a new passenger terminal.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Southern Nebraska Wheat Harvest Well Underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the wheat harvest is well underway in southern Nebraska.

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KLKN

Nebraska Taxpayers For Freedom fights minimum wage hike

According to the group's president, Doug Kagan, a hike in the minimum wage would do serious damage to the state's economy, hurt the free market, and lead to unemployment.

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MarketWatch

Slide Show: 10 states with the fastest-growing economies

The U.S. economy grew 1.9% in 2013, down from the 2.8% growth rate in 2012, as growth in the world's largest economy remained inconsistent.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Examiner.com

Two Visions for education in Nebraska

Under declaration of emergency, the Nebraska Legislature enacted LB 1103 to develop a common statewide vision for education in Nebraska.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

New 531 area code to be assigned in east Nebraska

Regulators say the new area code is needed because phone companies are close to running out of numbers in the existing 402 area code, due to an increase in demand for phone lines and a rise in the number of local phone service providers.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

KFOR-AM Lincoln

Necessary Signatures Gathered for Higher Nebraskan Minimum Wage

The number of signatures needed on the petition to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska to $9 over the next three years has been reached and exceeded.

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North Platte Bulletin

Educator runs for Senate

On July 4, long-time Lincoln resident Dan Buhrdorf officially entered the race to represent Nebraska in the U.S. Senate as a candidate of the Tax Wall Street Party.

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KOLN-TV Lincoln

Fourth of July Float, Appalling to Nebraskans

The Nebraska Democratic Party joins all other Nebraskans in being extremely disappointed in the town of Norfolk allowing a float, clearly aimed to blatantly disrespect President Barack Obama during their annual 4th of July parade.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, Life, Holidays, 4th of July, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

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