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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.
The decorated Army Ranger says he's ready to use his experience to "force real change" from Congress.
With any luck, this week's record cold and hard freeze will be the last time temperatures drop that low this spring.
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  Nancy's Almanac, April 15, 2014: Where did snow, rain fall?
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USS Nebraska earns trophy as top-performing missile sub
The ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska headlined a list of four recipients of the 2013 Omaha Trophy, presented annually by the U.S. Strategic Command for top unit performance.
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Ben Sasse raises more money than U.S. Senate foes Shane Osborn and Sid Dinsdale
The university president also leads his U.S. Senate opponents in cash on hand.
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Nebraska Legislature candidate Brent Smoyer apologizes after DUI arrest
“I have let down both my constituents and my family,” he said. “I will accept the penalty the court gives me, and I will work to regain the public's faith in me as I move forward.”
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Ex-Omaha Mayor Hal Daub endorses Shane Osborn for U.S. Senate seat
Daub said Osborn's record as state treasurer and his military service set him apart.
Man charged after using machete to break up fight
A Grand Island man faces felony charges after wielding a machete near a downtown bar over the weekend.
Judge OKs settlement in Neb. prison van crash
The judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a woman killed in the crash.
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After hit list aimed at high school, safety the new normal in Burwell, Neb.
Students and staff adjust to daily bag searches and other security measures.
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Parched Omaha soil soaks up record precipitation
Officially, Omaha received 1.34 inches of precipitation on Sunday, based on National Weather Service readings at Eppley Airfield. The previous record for April 13 was 1.13 inches in 1892.
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012.
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Nancy's Almanac, April 15, 2014: Where did snow, rain fall?
The weekend brought widely varying amounts of much needed moisture.
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Gov. Heineman, first lady Sally Ganem urge Nebraskans to volunteer
ServeNebraska week is April 20 through 26, and the goal is to have volunteers participating in all 93 counties some time during the weeklong event.
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New Doane College program promises free tuition for first class
The Kick Start Program at Doane's School of Graduate and Professional Studies in Omaha offers, for free, up to three credit hours or $768 in free tuition.
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Icy conditions catch city crews, commuters by surprise
Parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa had slick roads Monday morning, and police stopped taking property damage accident reports.
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Outsiders behind negative TV ads in Nebraska governor's race
More than half of the $1.1 million that two groups have spent so far paid for spots bashing Bruning
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Rep. Adrian Smith quietly looks out for his district
Smith has not stamped his name on many bills. But he said he exerts influence in more subtle ways, such as pushing for open trade that benefits Nebraska's agricultural producers.
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Oshkosh, Neb., woman's stuffed bears bring comfort far and wide
When she began collecting bears in the 1960s, Fern Robinson, 79, may not have known that her plush pals would pack the house one day.
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Heineman concerned about number of 'Christmas tree' bills this session
Gov. Dave Heineman warned state lawmakers on Monday that he's concerned about the abundance of bills passed this year with multiple amendments, and whether or not they all pass constitutional muster.
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Rising ag land values fuel nearly $21 billion increase in state's taxable property valuation
Ag land valuations increased 29 percent between 2013 and 2014, which came on top of nearly 23 percent growth the prior year, according to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. It marked the sixth year in a row ag land values have seen double-digit growth based on sales.
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Lunar eclipse to turn moon a blood-red shade
The eclipse, which favors people living in North and South America, will be easily visible to the naked eye.
Gas leak forces evacuation near Louisville
About a dozen acreage homes just south of Louisville and west of Nebraska Highway 50 were evacuated, affecting 20 to 25 people.
Teen who worked as a cook is killed in shooting at Benson's Gallagher Park
Sweet deal on suite use has MECA board looking at written rules
Finally. Spring expected to return, stick around. No, really: Warmer-than-average weather in forecast
Home alone: When burglar broke in, 12-year-old locked herself in bathroom, called 911
City Council OKs redevelopment plan for north downtown project
Inmate accused of partially tearing off another's testicles charged with assault
Crew working to disassemble International Nutrition plant
Lawyer: Man had right to hand out religious fliers outside Pinnacle Bank Arena
Firefighters put out duplex blaze in N.W. Omaha
Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls
Coffee with a Cop set for Thursday in Benson
In TV ad, Shane Osborn says Ben Sasse 'beholden to Washington'
Douglas County offices accepting credit, debit cards
Ben Sasse raises more money than U.S. Senate foes Shane Osborn and Sid Dinsdale
Parched Omaha soil soaks up record precipitation
Engineering student harnesses girl power, starts engineering-science club at Gomez Elementary
WB Dodge Street lane closed
Ex-Omaha Mayor Hal Daub endorses Shane Osborn for U.S. Senate seat
New Doane College program promises free tuition for first class
No more last-minute hiring of Omaha Public Schools teachers
Database: How much did Medicare pay your doctor?
New public employee pay data: Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy Counties, plus utilities
Lunar eclipse was visible in the Omaha area
2 arrested in west Omaha hotel TV thefts
You can tape a cable TV access show at new city-built studio in Omaha
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Breaking Brad: What do the moon, Colorado senators have in common?
How about that "blood red" moon Monday? It was as red as the eyes of a Colorado legislator.
Breaking Brad: Hey, Republicans, are you ready to be audited?
A quick list of audit red flags: 3) You fail to sign your return. 2) You fail to report income. 1) You are a registered Republican.
Breaking Brad: Next year, Bo Pelini brings a mountain lion to the spring game
Before the spring game, Bo Pelini carried a cat onto the field. With Bo's personality, it'd have been more appropriate for him to carry a mountain lion.
Breaking Brad: Bo Pelini's cat lets spring game intro go to its head
Coach Bo Pelini took the field before the spring game holding a cat aloft. Typical cat. He was undoubtedly thinking, “Sixty thousand people, all cheering for me!”
Kelly: 3 former Nebraskans all take seats at the table of international diplomacy
Three former residents of the Cornhusker State are working together at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and one took part in a recent high-level meeting about Ukraine.
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