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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.


River Study Extended

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


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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Iowa Harvest Moving Quickly

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Iowa farmers are making rapid harvest progress.

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Iowa Senate Democrats Dispute Republican Governor Terry Branstad

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Iowa Senate democrats say Governor Terry Branstad is overstepping his authority.

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Dealing With the Iran Nuclear Deal


Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says Congress needs to keep tabs on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Nebraska Economy Will Survive the Loss of ConAgra


ConAgra leaving Omaha will cause some economic problems.

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Educational Cooperative To Be Investigated

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Governor Dennis Daugaard has asked the Government Operations and Audit Committee of the legislature to review the financial operations of the Mid Central Educational Cooperative.