OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha school board has placed a $421 million bond measure on the November ballot to repair old schools and eventually build more schools where student enrollment is increasing. The Omaha World-Herald reports the board unanimously voted Thursday to put the issue on the November general election ballot. If the measure passes, it would raise property taxes in the school district by $90 on a home valued at $150,000.
MACY, Neb. (AP) - The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and its utilities commission have reached a settlement with the federal government to improve the tribe's drinking and wastewater systems as well as its trash collection program. The settlement, announced yesterday, requires the tribe to implement utilities improvements valued at about $1 million. They would also pay a civil penalty of $2,000. The settlement addresses utilities serving the communities of Macy and Walthill, located on the Omaha Reservation.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Five people who worked in Nebraska's prison system have been ordered to testify before a legislative committee investigating why hundreds of inmate sentences were miscalculated. Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy issued the ruling yesterday. Stacy said their testimony can't be used against them in a criminal prosecution.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A western Nebraska man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg announced Friday that 52-year-old Ralph Moreno of Gering was sentenced in Lincoln federal court.
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