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The Nebraska Legislature wraps up a busy, yet often rancorous and frustrating, session today. We offer you a checklist of major legislation passed, and not passed, this year.

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Even though Gov. Heineman didn't get the state income tax cuts he sought, lawmakers advanced a tax relief package worth $412 million over five years.
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1 dead in fiery collision west of O'Neill
Holt County officials await autopsy results and dental records to ID the person killed Wednesday.
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'I didn't expect any awards': Nebraska veteran receives World War II medals
Gilbert Brummels served on the Pacific front for four years during World War II, fighting in 14 major battles. But never received the medals he earned.
U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers
In the 2nd District, Rep. Lee Terry had $762,000 in his war chest as of March 31. His primary opponent, Dan Frei, had about $19,000. On the Democratic side, State Sen. Brad Ashford had $74,000 in cash.
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Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
In 1965, Mary Beth Tinker, then 13, was among a handful of students who wore black armbands to her Des Moines junior high school to protest the Vietnam War.
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Gov. Heineman signs water bill; sponsor calls it 'landmark legislation'
LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman signed legislation Wednesday that takes major steps to address water scarcity, water surpluses and water quality across the state.
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Senate candidate Shane Osborn to include anti-tax activist Norquist in telephone town hall
Osborn and Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, will talk about tax issues, and then listeners can ask questions.
38-year-old woman found dead east of Norfolk
The body of a 38-year-old woman was found Thursday morning in the 3200 block of East Norfolk Avenue in Stanton County, east of Norfolk, Neb.
Accused of stealing undies, ex-Grand Island man found guilty of stalking
A jury found Dillon M. Edwards, 27, guilty of trespassing and stalking. The decision came Tuesday after a two-day trial in Hall County District Court.
State Patrol, Omaha police conduct vehicle inspections
Authorities in Omaha issue 407 citations for commercial vehicle violations and hand out $7,600 in fines.
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Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
Nebraska mom accused of lying to officers trying to find her son
The Adams, Neb., woman told authorities that her 23-year-old wanted son was not home.
Lincoln peeper suspect pleads not guilty
Dustin Lindgren, 29, of Milford filed the pleas to three felony counts of unlawful intrusion.
Nebraskan gets 35-60 years in child sex assault
William Foster, 38, was sentenced Wednesday in Gage County District Court in Beatrice.
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Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
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Nebraska boy gets his wish: flying like Iron Man
Make-A-Wish Colorado says Max, who loves to pretend to fly like a superhero, soared Tuesday at an indoor skydiving facility near Denver called SkyVenture Colorado.
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High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Slam poetry draws from social, political, gender, racial and personal issues and is delivered in intense performances called slams. And four Nebraska schools will be competing at the Louder Than a Bomb Great Plains finals Thursday at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha.
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Hearing on proposed UNL budget cuts draws fanfare, 1 comment
The cuts planned by Chancellor Harvey Perlman are intended to fix a shortfall of about 1 percent of the university's $407.5 million annual operating budget.
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Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls
Woodmen paid more than $1 million in property taxes on three properties – Woodmen Tower, a Woodmen building on 18th Street and a parking structure on 19th Street – in 2013.
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Body found in Hitchcock County ID'd as missing 18-year-old
Austin Wright, 18, of Benkelman was last seen in McCook on March 8; he was reported missing by his family March 9.
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With fixed AC, Fort Calhoun's nuclear station ends brief shutdown
The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station north of Omaha is powering back up today after it started to shut down to repair a broken air conditioner.
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Nebrasks health officials to advertise jobs via drive-thru
Coral Walker named Omaha police officer of the year
A recap of what got done — and what didn't — in the 2014 legislative session
'The war is not over,' Chambers says, but legislative session about is
Sarah Palin, Mike Lee coming to Nebraska for Ben Sasse rally
Prescription drug drop-off is April 26
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Rather than doing $250K in repairs, owner who lives in lot behind 94-year-old house in Dundee razes it
PAC funded by Senate candidate Ben Sasse's great-uncle releases Shane Osborn attack ad
Teen killed at Gallagher Park was shot in head as he sat in SUV, friend who was wounded says
NB 30th Street lane closed
State Patrol, Omaha police conduct vehicle inspections
After all his bluster and bravado in the courtroom, Nikko Jenkins found guilty of 4 murders
Bernie Kanger formally promoted to Omaha fire chief
U.S. House incumbents have deeper pockets than their challengers
Nancy's Almanac, April 17, 2014: Trees save money
Ex-Iowan behind landmark free speech case recounts story in Bellevue
Gov. Heineman signs water bill; sponsor calls it 'landmark legislation'
New UNO center strengthens ties between campus, community
Senate candidate Shane Osborn to include anti-tax activist Norquist in telephone town hall
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
High school slam poets don't just recite verses, 'they leave their hearts beating on the stage'
Attorney: Man accused of trying to open plane's door needs psychiatric evaluation
49-year-old sentenced to 40-50 years for attempted sex assault of child
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Breaking Brad: At least my kid never got stuck inside a claw machine
We need a new rule in Lincoln. If your kid is discovered inside the claw machine at a bowling alley, you are forever barred from being nominated for "Mother of the Year."
Breaking Brad: How many MECA board members can we put in a luxury suite?
As a stunt at the Blue Man Group show, MECA board members are going to see how many people they can stuff into one luxury suite.
Kelly: Creighton's McDermotts put good faces on an Omaha tradition
A comical roast Wednesday night in Omaha brought fans of Creighton basketball laughter by the bucketful. This time it was McJokes, not McBuckets, that entertained the Bluejay crowd.
Kelly: New $24M UNO center embodies spirit of newlywed crash victim
Jessica Lutton Bedient was killed by a drunken driver at age 26 in 2010. Thursday, the widowed husband and other family members will gather with others at the University of Nebraska at Omaha to dedicate a permanent memorial to Jessica.
Breaking Brad: How much would you pay for a corn dog?
The Arizona Diamondbacks have a new concession item: a $25 corn dog. For that kind of money, it should be stuffed with Bitcoin.
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