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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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Education To Be Legislative Session

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There will be a number of education related issues in the 2015 session of the South Dakota legislature, and not all are related to funding.

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Corrections On Nebraska Senate Agenda

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The next session of the Nebraska Unicameral will be asked to help clean up continuing issues in the state Department of Corrections.

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Legislators Prepare For Session

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South Dakota legislators are making preparations for what could be a fully packed legislative session starting next month.

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Use Tax Due

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The Christmas shopping season will soon wind down, and with lots of shopping done online, the South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents that a ‘use tax’ may be due on purchases made on the internet.

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Donated Toys To Be Distributed

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Feeding South Dakota has teamed up with Good 360 to handle a truckload of toys that has been donated by a manufacturer.