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National Security Is At Stake

There has been extensive debate and disagreement over the role of the National Security Agency in the wake…

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Hammering Out The Budget

Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith believes Congress could learn from the Unicameral….

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Fairly Dispersing State Funds

Finding a fair way to disperse state funds for education continues to be a contentious issue for Nebraska lawmakers…

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More Land Deals

The South Dakota Department of School and Public Lands leased out almost twenty eight thousand acres during their summer auction last month.

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Loan Rates Stabilized

Interest rates on student loans have stabilized for the moment, although nothing is official yet.

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River Study Extended

The public comment period for the Ponca-Niobrara Land Protection Plan has been extended to the end of September.

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Iowa Redesigns Absentee Ballot

Iowa election officials hope a new design for the absentee ballot request form will remove any uncertainty voters might have — especially college students.

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Abortion Video Conferencing Rules Debated

The Iowa Board of Medicine has proposed rules that would no longer allow doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills via a video-conferencing system.

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Grand Bargain Unlikely

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns dismisses President Obama’s call for a grand bargain on tax rates and federal spending.

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Republicans Trying To Stop ACA

South Dakota Senator John Thune says republicans feel they are facing a deadline for derailing the Affordable Care Act.

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South Dakota District 9 Representative to Resign

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South Dakota’s legislature has accepted another resignation from its District 9 Representative.

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Warm and Dry Weather Good for Crops

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Much of Iowa had mostly warm and dry weather last week that benefited crop production.

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Presidential Candidates Urged to Participate in Iowa Forum

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Iowa Republicans like Governor Terry Branstad are joining with Iowa Democrats to urge presidential candidates to participate in an event sponsored by the Iowa Brown and Black Forum.

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Iowa Republicans Dispute Governor’s School Spending Veto

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The top-ranking Republican in the Iowa legislature disputes Republican Governor Terry Branstad's assertion that lawmakers "absolutely" knew he was likely to veto spending for Iowa's public schools.

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New Obesity Drug Not for Everyone

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Residents throughout the region are hearing a lot about a new drug to help fight obesity.