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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Concepts for a riverfront revitalization plan in Council Bluffs include an elevated walkway through the trees, a pavilion with a rooftop restaurant and a marina.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is joining Iowa and the city of Council Bluffs in a lawsuit to challenge the federal government's approval of a tribal casino near Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 600 Nebraska youths have received treatment through a new state initiative designed to help those who struggle with emotional and mental-health problems.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are again offering safety courses for anyone who will be driving a boat on the state's lakes and rivers this summer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln electric utility provider has installed a solar-powered bench in a park for people to charge cellphones, laptops, tablets or even electric wheelchairs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two students have been injured in a chemical explosion in a University of Nebraska-Lincoln laboratory.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration are due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend its approval of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contracting company has fired an Omaha school bus driver shown using his cellphone for more than two minutes while driving.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The abrupt downfall of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix became a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of age discrimination.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union and others are worried that a proposal to add school resource officers to Lincoln's middle schools will lead to disproportionate treatment of minorities and marginalized groups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is providing new topsoil to about 15 homes near a former smelting plant in Lincoln this spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Kara Eastman's narrow win in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District primary will give voters a big contrast in November between the liberal Democrat and conservative Republican incumbent Don Bacon.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say switching health insurance companies would save the University of Nebraska around $12.3 million next year.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska high school will soon welcome a new coffee shop on campus, created and run by students.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is preparing to auction off another private lunch to raise money for a homeless charity in San Francisco

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police and other law enforcement agencies have been filling their cruiser fleets with bigger, more comfortable sport utility vehicles instead of purchasing more four-door sedans.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who left the Republican Party to become one of the nation's few Libertarian state legislators is facing the political fight of her life against two Republicans challengers, including one backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state treasurer is calling on state lawmakers and educators to make financial literacy a required course for high school graduation in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The longtime chief executive of the Nebraska State College System will be retiring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A chain of Mexican restaurants has been accused of not paying employees minimum wage and overtime.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is set to visit Nebraska next week to hear from local farmers, ranchers and others who work in agriculture.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Gov. Kim Reynolds has been hired by Apple months after promoting a $208 million incentive package for the company's planned Iowa data center as a good deal for taxpayers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit filed last week in Texas that seeks to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could create a legal clash that speeds the issue's path to the Supreme Court.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — One of the largest Applebee's franchisees that operates 163 restaurants in 15 states has filed for bankruptcy protection.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers have adjourned their 2018 legislative session.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts will travel to Mexico in August for an international trade mission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha attorney Jonathan Papik has been sworn into the Nebraska Supreme Court by U.S. Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting Recreational Trail Program grant applications for fiscal year 2018 funding.

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