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The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a group that represents landowners and tribal representatives opposed to the controversial pipeline, has launched a weeklong series of themed demonstrations.

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The president of Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom and several other Nebraska conservatives have thrown their support behind U.S. Senate candidate Shane...
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Want to use mayor's suite at Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena? Could cost you $1,800
Among the approved uses of the suite are economic development and honoring community heroes. Also, with the mayor's approval, the city can provide the suite free to nonprofits that serve poor people.
Lexington couple accused of injuring toddler
A Lexington woman and her boyfriend accused of injuring her 17-month-old son have been charged with child abuse.
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Nebraska teacher convicted of sexually assaulting girl
Richard Cobos of Gering was convicted Tuesday of sexual assault of a child. He faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced on June 4.
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Nebraska Legislature District 2: A pair of challengers Sen. Bill Kintner has seen before
Kintner, Ron Nolte and Mel Luetchens all ran in the 2012 primary.
Judge: Case against man in 2-year-old's death can proceed
Scotts Bluff County Judge Leo Dobrovolny ruled last week that probable cause exists to try Dustin Chauncey, who is accused in the July 11, 2008, death of Juliette Geurts of Gering.
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
S.E. Neb. highway work scheduled
The Nebraska Department of Roads said the 10-mile project will include concrete patching, asphalt overlay, seeding and guardrail work.
Investigator of state's attorneys retiring in July
Dennis Carlson, who has investigated ethical complaints against Nebraska lawyers for 33 years, will retire at the end of July.
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North Platte firefighter saves man's life
Crews were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. to a home at 315 West D St. By the time they arrived at the scene, thick smoke was rolling out the windows of all three stories.
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North Platte grad, 37, Wikipedia editor, dies in climbing fall
Adrianne Wadewitz was a scholar of 18th century British literature and was one of the most prolific and influential editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
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Officials announce effort to lure more veterans to Nebraska
Nebraska is making another push to persuade military veterans to move to the state and take jobs here.
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Drought emergency declared in eight Neb. counties
Lincoln County is one of eight counties in Nebraska designated as a primary natural disaster area because of the ongoing drought. The others include Chase, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow.
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Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
John Munn, Nebraska’s director of banking and finance, will retire at the end of next week.
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor cries foul on affirmative action decision
The high court upholds a Michigan law that outlaws the use of race in college admissions
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Inmate van driver convicted of killing Lincoln woman in crash to be sentenced in June
Jeremy Dobbe had been assigned to pick up other work-release inmates last summer when he collided nearly head on with a minivan driven by Joyce Meeks.
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2nd District House race: After 8 terms, Lee Terry knows how D.C. works — and doesn't
The longtime congressman from Omaha points to his behind-the-scenes leadership and the value of his seniority.
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U.S. Senate race: State Auditor Mike Foley defends Shane Osborn against ad campaign
State audits are being used to bash U.S. Senate candidate Shane Osborn, but the man behind those audits, Mike Foley, has come to the Republican's defense.
Safety board report blames pilot error in 2013 crash that killed UNO student, passenger
A final report on the April 27, 2013, accident ruled out any mechanical problems and concluded that it was caused by the pilot's decision “to fly at a low altitude and his subsequent failure to see and avoid power lines.”
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Tom Brewer shakes up campaign staff, optimistic about race with Adrian Smith
"We’re getting into a battle rhythm now,’’ Brewer said Tuesday. "I hope it’s not too little, too late."
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Ted Cruz backs Pete Ricketts' campaign for governor
"Pete Ricketts is a businessman and a constitutional conservative who will help Nebraska thrive," the Texas senator said in a release.
Video: Stothert says Crossroads project is 'full speed ahead,' but she won't support bond issue
'Fairly old' human skull found in Mills County
World champion Crawford's promoter working to have title defense at CenturyLink Center
Police i.d. body found near 36th, Seward Streets
Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
Omaha crash victim, 19, had touched many lives
Firefighters take on 'fully engulfed barn fire'
Council Bluffs school board approves new district headquarters
Officials announce effort to lure more veterans to Nebraska
SB 132nd Street lane closed
Shane Osborn grabs several endorsements
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Omaha area may get 1 inch of rain tonight
Gov. Heineman vetoes bill to ease restrictions on nurse practitioners
Nebraska banking and finance director to retire
Waitress who served alcohol to teen before fatal crash gets jail time, probation
Owners of exotic dance bar deny prostitution allegations
More Nebraskans are electing to vote early
A day after Ricketts endorsement, Ted Cruz backs Sasse for Senate
TD Ameritrade says profit up 35 percent in second quarter
Some city streets remain closed
Nebraska's U.S. Senate candidates stick to familiar topics at Omaha forum
19-year-old killed in one-vehicle crash at 72nd & Shirley
8% of alcohol sellers checked in Omaha area last week sold booze to minors
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Kelly: Started at a dining room table, Home Instead thriving at 20 with $1B in annual revenue
The idea that Paul Hogan had studied and then hatched at his mother's table was that older people, rather than moving in with relatives or to an assisted-living center, would much prefer to stay home instead.
Breaking Brad: Nebraska GOP candidates unified against naked squirrels
Some of these Nebraska campaigns are tilting pretty far right. At a recent forum, there was a consensus that we need to ban public dancing and clothe naked squirrels in public parks.
Breaking Brad: Inside the mind of a 99-year-old real estate agent
I saw an article about a 99-year-old real estate agent who's still working. “This house is extra special. It has indoor toilets!”
Breaking Brad: Into the claw machine! Florida kid follows Lincoln kid's lead
In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a child climbed inside a claw machine. Hey, Florida kid: Nobody likes a copycat.
Breaking Brad: Even Chuck Hassebrook's throwing mud!
The Nebraska campaigns have turned so ugly, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook lobbed unfounded accusations at an imaginary opponent.
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