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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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SDSU Extension Conference To Focus On Aging


It can be difficult to find the correct agency to help seniors

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Heat Assistance Checks to SD Residents


Residents in South Dakota who have been accepted into the Low Income Heat Assistance Program, or LiHEAP, will see the first checks this month.

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Yankton County Commission Moves Reserve Dollars To the Road Fund

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The Yankton County Commission took action at their meeting last night to finalize the 2016 budget.

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Record Number Of Issues May Be On SD Ballot


Voters in next year’s general election could see a record number of ballot issues.

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Iowa Harvest Moving Quickly

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Iowa farmers are making rapid harvest progress.