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Gas Prices Higher

The average price of a gallon of gas went up 13 cents this past week.

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Continued Growth Predicted For Nebraska

Economic growth is expected to continue in Nebraska, despite an anticipated drop in farm income.

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Water Bills On The Way Up

The Yankton City Commission will take the final steps at their meeting tonight to finalize new, higher water rates and surcharges needed to finance construction of new feeder wells and a water plant.

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Planning Committee Continues Work

The “Legislative Planning Committee” was set up by the South Dakota legislature as a permanent interim group to look at issues over the long term.

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Evaluations Underway

South Dakota school districts are working through the process of objective evaluations of teachers and principals.

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Johnson Optimistic On Healthcare

South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson says those covered by employer based insurance should not see much difference now, or in a year.

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Much Healthcare Unpaid For

An organization representing Iowa’s 188 hospitals is reporting they’re providing more than a billion dollars in uncompensated health care.

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Loan Rate Deal May Be Near

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns sees promise in the proposal to keep college student loan rates from doubling. . . A…

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SD Candidate Is On The Road

South Dakota’s democratic Senate candidate is on the road, meeting voters, and explaining his views….

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Myers Seriously Considering Governor’s Race

South Dakota may see an independent take a run at the Governor’s office next year….

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Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

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The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.

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Search for U of I President Continues

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Sally Mason has stepped into retirement.

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Nebraska Senator Says Change is Needed In Highway Funding

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill.

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Congress Left With Few Days to Finalize Budget

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When Congress returns from the August recess after Labor Day, they will have only a few days to work through the budget and keep the government funded into the new fiscal year which starts on October first.

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Death Penalty Petition Continues in Nebraska

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has been holding town hall meetings around the state in the last couple of weeks.