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Midwest Floodwaters Threaten Millions In Crop And Livestock Losses
By David Pitt and Margery Beck, AP
The water rose so quickly that farmers in many areas had no time to get animals out.
More Evacuations In Midwest As Missouri River Floods Through Levees
The Missouri River has hit record-high levels in some areas, and at least two deaths are blamed on flooding.
One Dead, Multiple Missing After Extreme Floodwaters Overwhelm Nebraska, Midwest
By Margery A. Beck, AP
Rescue efforts in eastern Nebraska were hampered by reports of levee breaches and washouts of bridges and roads.
Major Winter Storm Grounds Flights, Closes Parts Of Interstates
By Bob Moen, AP
The storm brought blizzard conditions to parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts 'Horrified' By Reports He Employed White Nationalist
Leaked chats revealed that the governor's 2018 field director, Bennett Bressman, is extremely racist.
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3 Newly Discovered Beetles Named After 'Game Of Thrones' Dragons
The three beetles honor dragons owned by Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO series.
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Despite Court Ruling To Eliminate Obamacare, States Plan To Expand Healthcare For The Poor
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Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah recently approved plans to extend health insurance to 331,000.
Medicaid Is A Big Winner On Election Day
Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah approved Medicaid expansion, and a pro-expansion Democrat will be the next governor of Kansas.
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They Massage Horses, Don’t They?
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It took six years, but Nebraska horse massagers don’t need to be licensed anymore.
Voters In 4 Red States Could Give Health Care To 400,000 On Election Day
Fed up with waiting for elected officials to act on Medicaid expansion, organizers in Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Utah got the question on the ballot to let the people decide.
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Nebraska Carries Out First Fentanyl Execution In U.S.
By GRANT SCHULTE, AP
Carey Dean Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979.
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Nebraska Voters Will Get To Decide On Medicaid Expansion At The Ballot Box
90,000 low-income people could qualify for health coverage if the measure passes in November.
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Twitter Users Blame Pikachu For Vandalism At Nebraska GOP Office
"Abolish ICE" was spray-painted on the sidewalk but a broken window left a likeness resembling the cartoon character.
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Rural Areas Have The Highest Suicide Rates And Fewest Mental Health Workers
There isn’t a single psychiatrist in 65 percent of nonmetropolitan counties, and there's no psychologist in almost half of them.
Kent Sievers, Omaha (Nebraska) World-Herald via AP
Amid DACA Uncertainty, States Open Professions To ‘Dreamers’
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Indiana now lets DACA recipients apply for professional licenses. “Dreamers” have thrived for two years in Nebraska with
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Activists Score Big Victory For Medicaid Expansion In Utah
A campaign to cover 150,000 uninsured people has collected enough signatures to put the question before voters this November.
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Federal Prisons Made Menstrual Products Free. Now Some States May Follow Suit.
“I can’t imagine something more uncomfortable than not having the menstrual products you need for your period," one lawmaker said.
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Activists Barnstorm Red States To Get Medicaid Expansion On The Ballot
Maine voters resoundingly approved Medicaid expansion last year. Idaho, Nebraska and Utah could be next.
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5 Absolutely Magical Midwest Winter Getaways
What your girl crush reads online
BIG CEDAR LODGE (RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI) This sprawling Ozark resort is the perfect ratio of rustic wilderness meets sophistication
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New Year Could Bring Record Low Temperatures To Parts Of U.S.
By Daniel Trotta and Chris Francescani, Reuters
Lows are predicted to hit minus 20F to minus 30F from Montana into the Dakotas and Minnesota, well below average.
Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Minimum Wage Raises Coming To 18 States On New Year’s Day
Some hikes are less than a quarter an hour. But when you're making minimum wage, every penny counts.
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Jim Spencer Died In A Pile Of Dirt. The Law Was Too Weak To Help.
By Jim Morris, Center for Public Integrity
$41,600 in fines, no criminal charges. A plumber’s death in a trench cave-in shows how the country values the lives of workers.
Woman Who Disappeared After Tinder Date Found Dead
"We love you Sydney," her family wrote on Facebook after learning the news.
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