Governors back spun beef product

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb., March 28 (UPI) -- A coalition of U.S. governors and state leaders is urging grocery stores and consumers to rethink their opposition to lean finely textured beef in hamburgers.
Nebraska's Nelson retiring from Senate

Nebraska's Nelson retiring from Senate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said Tuesday "it is time to move on" and he will not seek a third term in 2012.

Nebraska legislates on Keystone XL

LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Two bills signed by the Nebraska governor give the state more control over pipelines crossing state territory, the legislation reads.
Keystone XL delays could kill project

Keystone XL delays could kill project

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department move to reconsider options to reroute the proposed Keystone XL suggests some downstream customers may walk away, an executive said.

Nebraska: Move Keystone XL and we'll agree

LINCOLN, Neb., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- If pipeline company TransCanada reconsiders the route for Keystone XL, the controversy will end for Nebraskans, the state's governor said.

Keystone XL good for economy, backer says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A U.S. representative said delaying a federal decision about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was blocking vital economic growth.
Nebraska to review Keystone XL options

Nebraska to review Keystone XL options

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Nebraska's governor announced he was calling legislators in for a special session to review options for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Nebraskans protest Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Opponents of a heavy crude oil pipeline from Canada planned through Nebraska want the state's governor to get behind their campaign.

GOP incumbents win in Nebraska

OMAHA, May 11 (UPI) -- Nebraska's Republican Gov. Dave Heineman and three GOP congressmen all scored easy primary victories Tuesday.
Politics 2010: GOP expect to cruise to November in Nebraska

Politics 2010: GOP expect to cruise to November in Nebraska

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman finds himself favored Tuesday in the Republican party primary in contrast to the dogfight he faced four years ago.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Nebraska gov will defend new abortion law

LINCOLN, Neb., April 14 (UPI) -- Nebraska's Republican governor says two new abortion laws passed by the state legislature represent "sound public policy" and are worth defending in court.

Neb. Legislature backs Safe Haven change

LINCOLN , Neb., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Legislature voted 43-5 Friday to alter the state's Safe Haven law to cover only infants no older than 30 days.

Nebraska lawmakers to tweak safe haven law

LINCOLN , Neb., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday he will call lawmakers back into session to amend the state's safe haven law to cover only newborn children.

Iowa, Neb. governors declare emergency

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 30 (UPI) -- Iowa state officials are seeking a presidential disaster declaration for areas ripped by tornadoes, the state's emergency management agency said Friday.

Nebraska passes sweeping smoking ban

LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Legislature Friday passed a ban on smoking in all public buildings and workplaces statewide, including bars and restaurants.

NAACP challenges Omaha school plan

OMAHA, May 17 (UPI) -- Nebraska's plan to divide Omaha schools into three districts by 2008 "intentionally furthers racial segregation," the NAACP charges in a federal lawsuit. The only African America in Nebraska's unicameral legislature, state Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, pu

Trail blazing Rep. Virginia Smith dies

LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The only woman ever elected to the U.S. House from Nebraska, Virginia Smith, has died in Arizona at the age of 94.

Chimney Rock selected for Neb. quarter

LINCOLN, Neb., June 1 (UPI) -- Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced Wednesday the selection of Chimney Rock to grace the state's commemorative U.S. quarter.

Nebraska looks at letting felons vote

LINCOLN, Neb., March 4 (UPI) -- The Nebraska Legislature approved a measure letting felons vote soon after completing their sentences, the Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star said Friday.

Osborne is gorilla in Nebraska politics

OMAHA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Osborne, former Nebraska Cornhuskers football coach, says he was surprised people considered him a potential Senate candidate.

Nebraska House race begins to take shape

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Nebraska Democratic state Sen. Chris Beutler has taken himself out of the running for Nebraska's open 1st Congressional District seat.
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