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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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University Partnership With Software Company Working

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University of South Dakota computer science students continue to benefit from a partnership with Eagle Creek Software in Vermillion.

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Short Budgets Make Finding Teachers Hard

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Finding teachers for South Dakota school districts will continue to be difficult due to budget shortages.

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Teacher Shortage Studied

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Members of the South Dakota Legislature’s Planning Committee heard about the problems school districts are having finding qualified teachers.

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Health Insurance Premiums Expected To Increase

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An official with the Nebraska Health Care Alliance estimates when the federal health care law fully goes into effect in several months, requiring all policies to be compliant, the expense will be staggering.

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Shortage Of Lawyers In Rural Nebraska

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Too many rural Nebraska counties have no practicing lawyers.