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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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David Eugene "Dave" Heineman (born May 12, 1948) is the 39th and current Governor of Nebraska. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Heineman lived in a variety of places in eastern Nebraska during his youth, eventually attending high school in Wahoo, Nebraska. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1970. He served five years in the U.S. Army, leaving with the rank of captain. He also graduated the Army Ranger training program.

Heineman served on the Fremont City Council from 1990 to 1994. He also served two terms as the Nebraska State Treasurer from 1994 to 2001, and was appointed the 37th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska on October 1, 2001. He was elected to his first full term as lieutenant governor in 2002. He is married to Sally Ganem, a former elementary school principal. They have one son.

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