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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general on Thursday condemned the violent death of an 18-year-old allegedly struck by a man who said he drove his SUV into the victim after the two had a political argument, and he offered to help a county attorney prosecute the case.

    LINCOLN — Federal prosecutors in California pushed back Friday on appeals from former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry that he was wrongly convicted of lying to federal agents and that he was wrongly tried in Los Angeles, instead of Nebraska. In a 73-page filing, prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in L.A. argued that at least […]

    The post Prosecutors dispute Fortenberry’s appeal claims, including that he was wrongly tried in L.A. appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

    LINCOLN — Chueqa Yang told a legislative panel Friday that she wasn’t always such an activist for her Asian American community. Born in Omaha to refugees who arrived in the U.S. 44 years ago, Yang said she grew up in a largely white area, with little exposure to her Hmong heritage outside the family home. […]

    The post Nebraskans offer personal insights on bill to create state-funded Asian American commission appeared first on Nebraska Examiner.

    WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday announced plans to speed up the use of infrastructure law funds to replace lead pipes in underserved communities, with a focus on Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin beginning this year. The four states, each led by Democratic governors, will be part of what’s called the Lead Service […]

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