Why is there more than one agency in charge of food safety?

In News, on March 25th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – A patchwork of more than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. That means Nebraska food companies have to navigate a complex system. Some think we would all be safer if food safety was brought under one roof.

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Increasing welfare benefits, easing initiative requirements advancing in Legislature

In News, on March 19th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Welfare benefits would increase in Nebraska, and restrictions on paying for signatures on initiative petitions would be eased, under proposals advancing in the Legislature. From the Capitol, Fred Knapp of NET News has this legislative update.

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Winner-take-all fails; Medical marijuana amendments considered

In News, on March 18th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – An attempt to return Nebraska to the winner-take-all system for electoral votes in presidential elections failed Tuesday in the Legislature. Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee is considering an amendment to tighten regulations for the proposed legalization of medical marijuana.

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Fracking water disposal site causes deep divide

In News, on March 12th, 2015

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Omaha, NE – A plan to allow a Colorado company to ship waste water from shale oil fracking operations and then stored at a Western Nebraska injection well is being met with some fairly determined opposition. A Nebraska unicameral hearing Wednesday looked into some of the contentious issues surrounding the project.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Where Nebraska Stands

In News, on March 11th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Despite the order issued by Judge Joseph Bataillon in February, marriage in Nebraska is limited to one man and one woman until the case is reviewed by an appellate court or the U.S. Supreme Court rules marriage must be made available to all. Here’s a summary of the legal battle over same same-sex marriage in Nebraska.

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Death penalty repeal moves forward; Winner-take-all takes hit

In News, on March 10th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – A proposal to repeal Nebraska’s death penalty is moving forward in the Legislature; but another bill — for winner-take-all electoral college voting for president — may be in trouble.

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