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BC-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1 pm, NE

May 7, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge can also be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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TOP STORIES:

XGR--PROPERTY TAXES-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ Nebraska lawmakers will begin debate Tuesday on a plan that seeks to lower property taxes by raising the state’s sales and cigarette taxes. Gov. Pete Ricketts remains fiercely opposed to the proposal sponsored by fellow Republicans. By Grant Schulte. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

Also:

_ XGR--ABORTION BILL

AROUND THE STATE:

KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE-SOUTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK, N.D. — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she won’t test an American Indian tribe that has banned her from one of the largest reservations in the country, but she hopes to change the directive. The Oglala Sioux is upset with legislation pushed by Noem that aims to quell any protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline similar to those in North Dakota that plagued construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.

HAY MEADOW MESS _ A rich bottomland hay meadow that a northern Nebraska ranch family relies on to feed dozens of cows vanished beneath truck-size icebergs when the Niobrara River flooded earlier this spring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

CHASE SHOOTING _ Authorities say one driver was fatally shot during a three-vehicle chase in Council Bluffs. Eds: Note Nebraska mention.

SEVERE WEATHER-LINCOLN _ The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado ripped through some buildings west-southwest of downtown Lincoln.

FATAL STANTON COUNTY COLLISION _ Authorities say one driver was killed and the other injured in a collision near Norfolk.

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