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Budget increasing spending 7.3 percent passes
State spending will increase 7.3 percent over the next 15 months under the $6.15 billion budget passed today by the Legislature.
Senators advance sex-offender law
The Nebraska Legislature gave first-round approval Monday to a sweeping bill aimed at strengthening Nebraska's sex offender law, including allowing authorities to commit some offenders after their prison time is served.
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Proposed tax cuts clear second round
Wild West tales gild history of Sidney
Sidney once was a wicked little town. Born at the end of the tracks just weeks after Nebraska statehood in 1867, it took less than a decade for the frontier outpost to stumble into years of bloody and violent lawlessness. But townspeople took a stand in March and April 1881. To set an example, they rounded up a notorious outlaw and hanged him. They posted notices around town that "all murderers, thieves, pimps and slick-fingered gentlemen . . . must go." The Sidney City Council tonight commemorates the 125th anniversary of this little-known episode with a proclamation celebrating the community's "Independence and Judgment Day."
Yager seeks to have evidence suppressed
A Saunders County woman accused of suffocating her 17-month-old daughter wants to keep certain evidence from being used in her trial. Defense attorney Tom Klein wants to keep a videotaped police interview involving Jodi Yager, 23, from being seen. Klein also wants to suppress recent tape-recorded phone calls between Yager and her husband. Yager has remained in custody since November 2004.
Two men sentenced for meth offenses
Rowe Sanctuary buys land on Platte
Cerny, 77, spent career helping farm families
'Godfather of nut-growing' dies at 84
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