More Nebraska Articles

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha pool hall,...

  • Insurance dispute may cost Nebraska patients

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thousands of people who visit doctors or hospitals in Nebraska associated with the Catholic Health Initiatives network may soon have to pay more if they have insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. The contract between the big insurer and the medical network may...

  • Nebraska recovering jobless benefits overpayments

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Labor Department has recovered nearly $5.8 million this year from people who were given too much unemployment pay, either because of errors or because they lied on their applications, the department said Friday. The total includes more than $2.7 million...

  • Musicians team up to kill Keystone XL

    Country legend Willie Nelson is teaming up with Canadian rock artist Neil Young in September to keep another Canadian product out of the United States -- the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

  • Company reopens Nebraska ethanol plant

    AURORA, Neb. (AP) — A corn-fed ethanol plant in south-central Nebraska that has been idle since 2012 has reopened thanks to an improved market, a company executive said. Aventine Renewable Energy Inc. has resumed operation of its Vogelbusch Nebraska Energy LLC plant near Aurora. Aventine...

  • Douglas County retirees lose health plan challenge

    Douglas County is not obligated to contribute the same amount to retiree health plans as it does for active employees, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled.

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