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3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite
3 kids taken in Nebraska carjacking found with frostbite

Three young children were being treated for frostbite in Nebraska Sunday after police said two suspects stole an SUV while they were inside.

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Governor hawks tax cuts, increased school funding in address

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has delivered his first State of the State address in the state Capitol on Wednesday, spelling out plans to drastically cut taxes while increasing funding to state schools.

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe

Soaring egg prices prompt demands for price-gouging probe

With egg prices more than doubling in the past year, calls are coming for an investigation into possible price gouging.

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Iowa lawmakers OK public money for private school students

Any Iowa student who wants to attend a private school could use public money to pay for tuition or other expenses under a plan approved by the Legislature.

Kansas governor to outline agenda for skeptical lawmakers

Kansas governor to outline agenda for skeptical lawmakers

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is preparing to outline what she’s likely to call a middle-of-the-road agenda for the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature.

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Pete Ricketts sworn in as Nebraska senator, replacing Sasse

Former Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Monday, replacing Republican Sen. Ben Sasse as the Senate returns from several weeks of recess and begins a new session of closely-divided government.

EPA considers tougher regulation of livestock farm pollution

EPA considers tougher regulation of livestock farm pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will study whether to toughen regulation of large livestock farms that pollute waterways.

NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

A jury has acquitted University of Nebraska Regent Jack Stark of witness tampering in a sexual assault case.

High court sides with Nebraska HHS workers over dress code

High court sides with Nebraska HHS workers over dress code

The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a lower court judge's ruling that sided with state employees who fought back against a government dress code banning blue jeans.

State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office

State laws vary widely on whether felons can run for office

The case of a defeated New Mexico candidate arrested in a politically motivated shooting spree has turned a spotlight on an issue that has been evolving in the states: whether people with criminal convictions are eligible to run for public office.

Man sentenced in crash that killed 2 women, unborn child

Man sentenced in crash that killed 2 women, unborn child

A 22-year-old Omaha man will serve at least 16 years in prison for causing a collision that killed two women and an unborn child.

Railroad's plan to test idea to cut train crews put on hold

Railroad's plan to test idea to cut train crews put on hold

Union Pacific’s latest attempt to move toward cutting its train crews down to one person remains on hold.

Death penalty sought for man charged in Nebraska killings

Death penalty sought for man charged in Nebraska killings

Prosecutors in northeastern Nebraska are seeking the death penalty for a man charged in the killings of four people last summer in the small town of Laurel.

Nebraska district settles with dead football player's family

Nebraska district settles with dead football player's family

A Nebraska school district has reached a $675,000 settlement with the family of a 16-year-old who died after collapsing in the heat at a football practice in 2021.

Colorado girl, 13, arrested after 100 mph highway chase

Colorado girl, 13, arrested after 100 mph highway chase

Nebraska state troopers arrested a 13-year-old driver from Colorado after a chase that topped 100 mph along an interstate highway earlier this week.

Nebraska GOP governor, lawmakers unveil tax-slashing plan

Nebraska GOP governor, lawmakers unveil tax-slashing plan

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has joined several state lawmakers in unveiling a tax proposal that would remove hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s tax rolls.

Bowhunting couple sentenced in large Nebraska poaching case

Bowhunting couple sentenced in large Nebraska poaching case

A bowhunting couple from Iowa has been sentenced to probation in a case that wraps up in one of the state’s largest federal poaching cases.

Nebraska Gov. Pillen reveals plan for education funding

Nebraska Gov. Pillen reveals plan for education funding

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has proposed a vast increase in K-12 public education funding using money from the state’s huge cash reserve.