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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says a $12 billion aid package for farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war is a temporary solution, and he's encouraging the administration to reach new trade deals quickly.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school will learn his fate in a few weeks: life in prison or the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould is seeking additional debates in her campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he will challenge a temporary injunction placed on parts of the state's new voter ID law.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The corn and soybean crops in Iowa and Nebraska are significantly ahead of schedule and looking very good for a plentiful harvest this fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new geothermal well field should supply the Nebraska Capitol with cool air and heat in one year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based health system has established a community garden to offer more access to healthy food for its patients in the city.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are trying to find whoever burned a Nazi symbol into the grass at an Omaha park memorializing U.S. military members who died in World War II.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new exhibit of photographs and other artifacts has been assembled to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker says Iowa's strengthening of a ban on texting while driving could be a model for legislation after years of unsuccessful legislative efforts to crack down on distracted driving.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska tax commissioner has been named a vice chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given another $3.4 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say several bats found around the state this year have tested positive for rabies, including seven in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The health care system for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has ordered teletype machines so deaf or blind veterans can contact the Veterans Affairs Department.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Millard school district in Omaha will be training staffers on how to maintain the professional boundaries called for in the district's newly adopted policy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will see a flurry of new state laws this week, including safeguards to fight prescription painkiller abuse, looser gun regulations and a policy that will make it easier to massage horses for money.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is taking a wait-and-see approach on whether legislation is needed to begin collecting online sales taxes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new set of goals for the current fiscal year as part of its annual business plan.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple headed to a birthing center in Lincoln say they were stopped short by their new son.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state parks could see faster construction of cabins, aquariums and other amenities under a new state law designed to save time on projects and possibly reduce costs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt is drawing mixed responses from Nebraska's political, agricultural and environmental leaders.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans with disabilities and those who are at least 60 years old can continue to receive services through a state program made permanent by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three finalists have been sent to Gov. Pete Ricketts for an open seat on the district court judicial bench in eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of Nebraska lawmakers is working on a new effort to lower property taxes, despite major hurdles, an uncertain state budget and repeated failed attempts to satisfy farmers who often pay the most.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank says Nebraska's real estate market is heating up and home prices are continuing to rise.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has issued a disaster declaration for Nebraska to aid the response to flooding and damage in the wake of severe weather across the state since June 1.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska's president says he may implement a midyear tuition increase should the state withhold a portion of the institution's state appropriation.

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