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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Offutt Air Force Base New Commander

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It appears StratCom at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha will soon have a new commander….

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Nebraska Prison Population Booms

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

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Nebraska Ethanol Leader Says Not A Good Time To Reform The RFS

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Illinois Congressman John Shimkus says a repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard is off the table because there are not…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Environmental Group Concerned With Major Wetland Conversion

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The Environmental Working Group is concerned with loss of wetlands and wetland buffer zones from 2008 to 2012. The group…

Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

NCBA Official Likes New USTR’s Ambitious Trade Agenda

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  New U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman met with agricultural stakeholders this week. He told the group he’s cautiously optimistic…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Corn Leader Likes Drought Monitoring Legislation

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South Dakota Senator John Thune’s legislation to reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System has passed out of the Senate…

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Augie Adds To Hall

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Three All-Americans are included in the 2013 class of five destined for the Augustana Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Twins Lose To Hot Foe

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Billy Butler drove in two runs to lead the Royals to their eighth straight win, 4-3 over the Twins at Target Field.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Twins Hope To Avoid Sweep

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The Twins wrap up their three-game series with the Royals today at Target Field.

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Thursday, August 1, 201308/01/2013

Butera On The Move

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The Twins traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline on Wednesday.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.

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Blizzard hits New England, canceling flights, causing damage

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The storm missed most of New York and New Jersey, but airlines are scrambling to reschedule some 4,700 flights that were canceled ahead of the snow.