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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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Algae Alert Issued

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A health alert for toxic blue-green algae has been announced for multiple areas in Nebraska.

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Rail Car Shortage Continues

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A delegation of state officials was scheduled to travel to Washington last Friday and meet with the Surface Transportation Board about ongoing railroad shipment issues and delays.

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Johnson Supports President On Border Issue

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President Obama has requested that Congress earmark about four billion dollars to help the federal government slow down the flow of illegal immigrants coming across the US southern border.

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Rounds Travels To Texas

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South Dakota Senate candidate Mike Rounds recently spent some time in Texas, visiting the US – Mexican border, trying to get a handle on the border crossing by illegal immigrants.

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Legacy Of Yankton College Continues

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Yankton College may have closed thirty years ago, but the alumni and board are still active and still awarding scholarships.