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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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Storm Spotting Class In Yankton

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We all have to take responsibility for our own safety when it comes to severe weather.

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Rounds Votes No On Lynch

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Lorretta Lynch was confirmed by a 56 to 43 vote in the US Senate as the next US Attorney General.

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Executive Board To Meet

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The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature holds its first post session meeting on Monday in Pierre.

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Mental Institutes in Iowa Old, But Effective

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Four employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant testified before the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee Wednesday.

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New University of Nebraska President Tours State

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University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is new to the position of heading up the university system...and new to the state.