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Friday 02/12/2016
Cost of smoking may rise yet again
Posted: February 12, 2016

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska’s tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers.

Thursday 02/11/2016
ACLU contacts Lexington regarding Islamic Center
Posted: February 11, 2016

LEXINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska announced Tuesday that it sent a letter to the city of Lexington, urging the city to grant the Islamic Center of Lexington’s request for a conditional use zoning permit.

Contemplating coverage
Posted: February 11, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars reopened an old divide Wednesday before a Nebraska legislative committee.

Sunday 02/07/2016
In wake of Iowa, will Nebraska catch caucus fever?
Posted: February 07, 2016

OMAHA — The political stars are aligning in Nebraska for Democrats to catch a little caucus madness.

Saturday 02/06/2016
Health officials: 2 cases of virus reported in Neb.
Posted: February 06, 2016

LINCOLN (AP) — Health officials say two travel-related cases of Zika virus have been reported in Nebraska.

Friday 02/05/2016
Officials: Ricketts’ tax plan a raw deal
Posted: February 05, 2016

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ property tax plan faced a barrage of criticism Thursday from local government officials, pitting them against some of the state’s largest agricultural groups, who say it would help farmers and ranchers.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Analysis: Property tax will result in ‘controlled growth’
Posted: February 04, 2016

Gov. Ricketts’ plan will avoid shifting burden onto homeowners, businesses

Tuesday 02/02/2016
Skies look friendly again
Posted: February 02, 2016

OMAHA — Eppley Airfield logged another year of growth in passengers in 2015, marking the first time since 2007 the airport’s traffic has climbed for two years in a row.

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