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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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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.