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Omaha mayor calls for online sales tax collection

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting pressure on state officials to pass legislation that would allow Nebraska to collect online sales taxes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Stothert sent a letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts and state senators encouraging online sales tax collect...

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Omaha mayor calls for online sales tax collection

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting pressure on state officials to pass legislation that would allow Nebraska to collect online sales taxes. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Stothert sent a letter to Gov. Pete Ricketts and state senators encouraging online sales tax collect...

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Former Nebraska tax commissioner gets university post

Omaha, Neb. --  A former Nebraska tax commissioner has been named a vice chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center. University officials say Doug Ewald will oversee business, finance and business development for both Omaha campuses. He'll begin ...

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Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

Des Moines, Iowa -- Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines-based grocery chain discovered potenti...

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Sex offender gets 15 years for distribution child porn

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A convicted sex offender in Omaha has been imprisoned for distributing child pornography. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 51-year-old Lawrence Quignon was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 15 years. He must serve 10 years of supervised release after he lea...

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County to weigh US Supreme Court appeal on $28.1M judgment

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) _ Gage County officials will be meeting with attorneys to consider appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people who were wrongfully convicted of murder. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Gage County's appeal for a full court r...

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