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As other states close prisons, Nebraska may build a big one

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Across the nation officials are closing prisons as crime rates drop and views about drug use change, but not in Nebraska, where the governor is pushing for a new $230 million prison...

Biden plan to distribute virus aid irks some governors

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Biden administration's plan to funnel more coronavirus aid into states with greater unemployment has irked governors with lower jobless rates, even though many have economies ...

Surging virus cases get a shrug in many Midwestern towns

ELMWOOD, Neb. (AP) — Danny Rice has a good sense of how dangerous the coronavirus can be. What puzzles him are the people who have curtailed so much of their lives to avoid being inf...

Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could ...

Michigan governor says Trump's words inspire extremists

Hours after police foiled an apparent plot to kidnap her, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer argued in a speech Thursday that President Donald Trump's words had been a “rallying cry” for extremists. ...

Nebraska to end nearly all social distancing restrictions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will end nearly all of his state's social-distancing restrictions on Monday even as the number of new coronavirus cases has trended upward over the las...

No-fault divorce law faces legal challenge in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A devoutly Catholic husband who refused to grant his wife a divorce on religious grounds urged Nebraska’s highest court Thursday to overturn the state’s no-fault divorce law in a ca...

Embattled Nebraska candidate vows to stay in Senate race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Embattled Nebraska U.S. Senate hopeful Chris Janicek doubled down Monday on his refusal to bow out of the race, despite relentless pressure from the state Democratic Party after he ...

Nebraska Democrats endorse replacement for Senate nominee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Democrats endorsed a new U.S. Senate candidate in hopes of pressuring their current nominee to drop out of the race after he sent sexually offensive text messages to a ca...

Nebraska court orders disclosure of execution drug records

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials cannot withhold public records that reveal where they purchased their supply of lethal injection drugs, the state's highest court ruled Friday. ...

Nebraska holds 1st in-person election in weeks amid pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska on Tuesday will hold the nation's first in-person primary since a heavily criticized election in Wisconsin five weeks ago in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriend

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's pardons board refused Tuesday to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s that ...

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about h...

For some rural US TV viewers, local news is anything but

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Dianne Johnson channel-surfs for news in her rural western Nebraska home, all she sees are stories about Colorado crime and car crashes from a Denver television station more ...

Nebraska is 1st state to share drivers’ records with census

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the first state to publicly acknowledge it will share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald ...