News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CDT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable. The Omaha World-Herald reports that city inspectors evacuated the Omaha apartments Thursday, citing of a myriad of problems ranging from unsafe electrical circuits to units infested with bedbugs and maggots. The Myanmar refugees are now being housed at community centers. Officials hope to find other housing soon.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a Lincoln attorney for two years after finding he violated numerous rules of conduct. Tobin Wolfe's license had already been temporarily suspended in November after 10 of his clients filed complaints ranging from failing to communicate with clients and failing to diligently complete work to failing to properly account for legal fees.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Twenty-one Nebraska lawmakers have signed a letter defending Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist against Republican allegations that he drank alcohol on the job. The letter was signed by current and former senators who served with Krist in the Legislature. The senators say they never saw Krist impaired by alcohol when he was in service to the state. The letter says the attack is without merit.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Labor Department says the state's preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 2.8 percent in August _ down a tenth from 2.9 percent in July. The department said in a news release Friday that the rate also is down from the year-ago rate of 2.9 percent. Last month's rate remained well below the U.S. unemployment figure, which was unchanged at 3.9 percent.
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