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AP-NE--Nebraska News Digest 1:30 pm, NE

August 5, 2018

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 Jefferson City Bureau at 573-418-7689 or omahane@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 STORY:

NEBRASKA CAPITOL FOCUS

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to increase financial literacy training in schools, an issue highlighted by a national report that gave the state a mediocre rating in its efforts to teach students how to handle money. SENT: 700 words. By Grant Schulte.

AROUND THE STATE:

RALSTON HISTORY

RALSTON, Neb. — A new city-sanctioned historic preservation commission aims to increase efforts to preserve Ralston’s history. SENT: 250 words. By the Omaha World-Herald.

IN BRIEF:

— BENEFITS CARD — Nebraska is phasing in a new electronic benefits card for the program that services low-income women and children.

— BIOCONTAINMENT TRAINING — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has helped train 3,200 medical workers on how to contain biological hazards in laboratories.

— SCIENCE CAFE-ALS — The next Omaha Science Cafe will discuss issues involving Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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