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Nebraska Scores Poorly In Cancer Study

Nebraska gets a poor grade on a report card ranking the states for efforts to prevent and fight cancer.

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Nebraska Unemployment Ticks Higher

The unemployment rate in Nebraska rose two-tenths of one percent last month to settle at 4-point-2 percent.

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University Programs Expanding

The fall term begins later this week at state universities with move in weekend.

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Group Receives Obamacare Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services is giving community agencies over half a million dollars to help the uninsured sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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State Government Officials Travel To Kentucky

The Council of State Governments is meeting this week in Lexington Kentucky. The CSG is made up of members of all three branches of state government.

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New Tool To Fight Voter Fraud

Iowa’s Republican secretary of state has been granted access to a federal database which he’ll use in his on-going voter fraud investigation.

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Casino Denied License

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted 5-0 to deny a renewal of the gambling license for Penn Gaming, which operates The Belle of Sioux City gambling boat.

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Tax Reform Subject Of Study

The House Ways and Means Committee broke into 11 working groups to study various aspects of tax reform.

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Helping Students Prepare For Real World

A criticism aimed at universities is that they don’t prepare their students for real world jobs when they graduate.

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MMC Begins Construction Project

A ground “blessing” was held to mark the start of construction of the new science center project at Mount Marty College in Yankton.

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Questions Headed To South Dakota Ballot

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At least two more ballot issues will be in front of South Dakota voters in the 2016 general election.

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Special Election For Vermillion

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Voters in Vermillion this week decided to keep two ordinances passed by the city council that had been referred.

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Positive Outlook For Minnesota Economy

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A new government survey finds business services firms remain positive about Minnesota's economy.

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Iowa 4-H Conference Underway

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"Dare to Discover" is the theme of this year’s Iowa 4-H Conference underway this week on the Iowa State University campus.

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Iowa Water High In Bacteria

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The weekly tests of the water near 10 state park beach areas in Iowa showed high levels of bacteria last week -- the most since the second week of testing when there were 13.