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Lincoln homeowner to pay less in taxes NANCY HICKS - Lincoln Journal Star  Property taxes on many Lincoln homes will actually drop next year, primarily because the Lincoln Public Schools, the biggest local property tax user, reduced its tax rate by almost...

Rising temps fuel beer prices

Will Global warming leave us crying in our costlier beer? SETH BORENSTEIN - The Associated Press WASHINGTON - Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say....

Medicaid initiative debated

LIBA forum features state Sen. Morfeld, Americans for Prosperity director JOANNE YOUNG - Lincoln Journal Star   Shelburn Morfeld A state senator and an Americans for Prosperity director in Nebraska, each on different sides of the Medicaid...

Study: Poor forgo medical care

Government report focused on states without expanded Medicaid Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - Associated Press WASHINGTON - Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according...

Social Security Checks to increase

COLA boost amounts to $39 per month for average retired worker RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent boost in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. It's...

Racing to Reduce Hunger

Pius X High School student council members Luke Tomes (left) and Alex Becker fill their cart with as many items as possible in one minute as part of the Students Against Hunger Food Fight! on Wednesday at Russ's Market at 33rd Street and Nebraska 2....

Coal company files for bankruptcy

Westmoreland Coal Co. of Englewood, Colo., with a mine in Colstrip, Mont., filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, to deal with steep debt and declining world demand. Company officials say the Chapter 11 filing is part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed...

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