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Advocacy Group Says Obamacare is Working for Iowans

Progress Iowa released a report saying that the Affordable Care Act is helping Iowans afford healthcare.

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Nebraska Job Growth Higher

Governor Dave Heineman says Nebraska's economy continues to grow.

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Nebraska Group Proposes Tax Reduction

The Platte Institute has released a proposal to reduce taxes and cut spending.

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Reservations Working in Washington for Tribal Children

The Lakota People's Law Project heard good news last week as the Department of Justice announced support to increase state compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson Gives Farewell

Senator Tim Johnson delivered his farewell speech this morning before retiring from office.

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Thune Not Thinking About 2016

South Dakota Senator John Thune says his focus now is the new Congress in January, and becoming Chairman of the Commerce Committee.

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Groups Push For Highway Improvements

A number of groups and organizations in South Dakota have joined forces to push for more funding for roads and highways.

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South Dakota Democrats To Choose Chairman

South Dakota democrats have a competitive race for their next party chairman.

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SAD In The Winter

Cold weather rolled into Iowa weeks early this fall and lingered, forcing many people indoors much sooner than usual.


Iowa Lottery Seeks Changes

The Iowa Lottery will ask state lawmakers to change the way lottery proceeds are used to fund the Veterans Trust Fund in the upcoming legislative session.

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More Carbon Monoxide Poisonings Reported

The Nebraska Regional Poison Center has seen a 24% increase in calls regarding carbon monoxide from a year ago.

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Johanns Bids Senate Farewell

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says he remains optimistic about the future of America, despite problems Washington has failed to address.

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Senate Committee Assignments Up For Grabs

Nebraska State Senators are looking at committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session.


South Dakota Senator Wants to Change Insurance Rules

Dan Lederman is seeking to change South Dakota insurance regulations.


Estate Planning Workshops Around State

Farmers and ranchers are receiving help when it comes to passing the business to the next generation.


Johanns Delivers Farewell Speech with Optimism

Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns retires from public office after this term.

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Nebraska Senators Preparing for Committee Assignments

Tyson Larson speaks about committee assignments coming up for Nebraska's legislators.

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Little Action Expected On Teacher Shortage

While there may be a lot of discussion about teacher shortages in the 2015 South Dakota legislature, there may not be much action.

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Re-certification Meeting For Keystone XL in March

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will host a hearing in March for the re-certification of the pipeline.


Wayne State Fraternity Suspended

Tau Kappa Epsilon will not be allowed to conduct any fraternity business or activities at Wayne State College due to alcohol abuse.

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Northwestern Energy Requesting Rate Hike


A request has been made with the Public Utilities Commission for a rate hike for Northwestern Energy customers.

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Nebraska Students Experience Taiwanese Agriculture

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Three Nebraska high school seniors spent last week in Taiwan, touring farms, research facilities, and learning the local culture.

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Cold January Expected


NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released the January weather outlook.

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Johnson Closes South Dakota Offices

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It is another good bye, as the state offices of South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will officially close today.

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Rounds To Wait And See On Cuba Deal


South Dakota Senator-elect Mike Rounds says he will wait and see how relations change between the United States and Cuba.