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Medicaid expansion proposal travels new path in Nebraska

Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln said Wednesday that "it is time to allow the people of Nebraska to decide" whether to expand Medicaid coverage to 90,000 low-income, working Nebraskans who have no health care insurance.
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Woman sues Atkinson police chief for passing her over for job because town wasn't "ready for a female police officer'

A police officer passed over for a job by Atkinson's police chief has sued him and the city 10 years later after learning he didn't give her the job because he didn't think the community was "ready for a female…
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Effort seeks to replace statues of politicians with Cather, Standing Bear likenesses in U.S. Capitol

For more than eight decades, “The Father of Arbor Day” and “The Great Commoner” have stood solid in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, representing Nebraska among some of the nation’s most revered citizens.
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Special prosecutor charges fired Nebraska state trooper with motor vehicle homicide

A special prosecutor Wednesday charged a former Nebraska state trooper with two misdemeanors for his part in a pursuit that led to a deadly crash.
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Milford voters say yes to city hall bond issue

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 1 hour 58 min ago
Voters in Milford have agreed to pay for a new city hall, allowing a handful of city workers to move out of their temporary home in the library.
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Winter weather advisory issued for Thursday

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 3 hours 3 min ago
A winter weather advisory covers a large section of the central United States, including Lincoln, as a storm system moves into the area on Thursday.
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Senator: Hike in legislator salaries would help more participate

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 5 hours 43 min ago
Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha said Wednesday his proposed constitutional amendment to increase the salary of state senators to one-half of Nebraska's median household income would help fulfill the state's goal of creating a citizen legislature.
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AG's office argues judge should dismiss lawsuit seeking release of information death penalty drugs

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 5 hours 58 min ago
Photos taken in October of the packaging of Nebraska's lethal injection drugs constitute attorney work product and should not be released to the public, an attorney for the state's prison system has argued.
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14-year-old homicide suspect to be charged as juvenile

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 7 hours 53 min ago
OMAHA — The top Douglas County prosecutor says a 14-year-old homicide suspect will be charged in juvenile court.
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Woman in love triangle gets 3-5 years for aiding shooter

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 8 hours 38 min ago
OMAHA — An Omaha woman has been imprisoned for helping a man she'd been dating escape after he'd killed the other man she'd been dating.
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Plattsmouth schools cancel classes after 2nd threat

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 11 hours 29 min ago
PLATTSMOUTH — Classes in an eastern Nebraska district have been canceled after two threats of school attacks.
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Massage therapist charged with sex assaults

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - 12 hours 32 min ago
OMAHA — An Omaha massage therapist has been accused of sexually assaulting women during their spa appointments.
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Morfeld: Net neutrality important to Nebraska's future

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:05
Restoring the rules prohibiting internet service providers from charging customers more to livestream the Winter Olympics or slowing access to certain websites would ensure Nebraskans can participate in the global economy, Lincoln Sen. Adam Morfeld said Tuesday.
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'Riot insurance' bill for counties with prisons advances from committee

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:30
A bill that would require the state to help pay some of a county's costs arising from crimes committed during a prison riot advanced from the Legislature's Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.
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8 vying to fill the spot of Justice Max Kelch on Nebraska Supreme Court

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:00
Six attorneys and two judges have submitted their names for consideration to fill the seat of resigned Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Max Kelch.
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Farm Bureau endorses Sen. Deb Fischer

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:30
The 61,000-member Nebraska Farm Bureau on Tuesday endorsed the re-election bid of Republican Sen. Deb Fischer.
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Tax reform options winnowed down to two in Legislature

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:05
And then there were two.
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Beatrice specialty market to close in April

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:20
The owners of a Beatrice specialty market have announced that the store will close in April.
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4 killed in I-80 crash; overnight storm makes for slick morning commute

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:15
Four people died in a crash on Interstate 80 east of York, and Lincoln police were called to a handful of wrecks around the city Tuesday morning as drivers navigated slippery conditions following the overnight storm.
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Effort ends on levying property tax on nonprofits' stores

Nebraska News by JournalStar.com - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:30
OMAHA — The Douglas County assessor has dropped her legal battle with the Douglas County commissioners over levying property taxes against three nonprofit organizations' retail stores.
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