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

August 22, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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ANTI-BIAS POLICY — A Nebraska school board has decided to leave the words “gender” and “sexual orientation” out of anti-discrimination policies for students and staff. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


BIG STINK — A northeast Nebraska renewable energy plant has received another notice about emissions violations.

WEST NILE-NEBRASKA — Health officials say a resident of the Omaha area has died from complications related to the West Nile virus.

MISSING MAN-ARRESTS — A man accused of helping kill another man in Lincoln over a drug debt has taken a plea deal.

MAYORAL TERM LIMITS-LINCOLN — Backers say they have enough petition signatures to place on the November ballot an initiative that would bar Lincoln mayors from serving more than three terms.

STROKE CARE — Officials have announced a $6.5 million statewide commitment to improve stroke response and care in Nebraska.


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