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Nebraska Prison Population Booms

Nebraska’s prison population is more than 150% of capacity…..

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Iowa Democrat Debates Entering Race for Governor

A Democrat who’s had his name on the Iowa’s statewide, General Election ballot eight times is still mulling the idea of running for governor in 2014……

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Cyclospora Outbreaks

State officials say prepackaged salad mix caused the outbreak of cyclospora that has sickened 78 Nebraskans since mid-June……

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Senator Johanns Rejects Spending Plan

Senator Johanns takes to the floor of the United States Senate to object to the spending plan….

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Budget Negotiations Continue

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are attempting to work out a so called “big deal” agreement that could avoid a major confrontation over extending the federal debt ceiling this fall.

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Noem Defends Vote

The House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment last week that would have severely restricted the ability of the NSA to collect data on American citizens.

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Task Force Meets

The Ag Land Assessment Task Force of the South Dakota legislature met last week in Pierre. Those meetings are held…

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King Standing Firm

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King says he is “standing firm” in his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants, including children who were illegally brought into the country by their parents.

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Cuts Could Impact Those On Dialysis

Among the scores of programs facing federal budget cuts under sequestration, Medicare and Medicaid will see a funding loss of more than nine-percent for the care of dialysis patients.

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Crime Report Released

The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Nebraska Crime Commission) just released their report on criminal stats for 2012.

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Utility Frustrated With River Nitrate Management

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Iowa’s largest water utility is restarting special equipment to remove nitrates from the water it uses from the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers to its customers.

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Nebraska Governor Not to Support Death Penalty Repeal

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Governor Pete Ricketts finds himself at odds with the legislature after a week in which the Unicameral passed a number of crime bills.

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Sioux City Teens Hospitalized, One Dead After Smoking Synthetic Drug

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A Sioux City teenager died and three others were hospitalized after police say they became ill while smoking a synthetic drug.

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Nebraska Legislators Debate Death Penalty Repeal

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Nebraska legislators have given preliminary approval to a bill to do away with the death penalty.

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Health Checks Part Of Safety Precautions

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When it comes to safety preparedness, most people think about smoke alarms, disaster kits, and escape plans.