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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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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.