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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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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Ways To Minimize Post-Biopsy Complications

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Absolute rates of biopsy and post-biopsy complications have decreased following benchmark publications on PSA screening, but according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers, the relative risk for patients continues to increase.

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Colorado is Causing Problems for Nebraska Law Enforcement

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Nebraska is taking another route in its legal action against Colorado for legalizing marijuana.

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District 18 Senate Race Develops

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It appears there will be a Senate race in District 18 this year.

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Yankton County Commission to Consider Higher Fees & Taxes for Road Repair

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The Yankton County Commission heard from their road and bridge task force this week. The group was set up to look at funding alternatives after a property tax opt out failed last fall.

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Prepare Now for Severe Weather

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With severe weather breaking out in the region, now is a good time to make preparations for the season.