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LINCOLN — The private contractor overseeing Omaha-area child welfare cases continues to struggle with overburdened case managers and high work…

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The number of active Covid-19 cases continued to fall in Niagara County Wednesday. The Health Department’s daily update showed the number of active cases is now 85, down from 99 Tuesday and 167 on Monday. Four of the 85 are in hospitals, an increase of one from Tuesday. Fifteen more people are deemed to have recovered from the virus,

St. Francis’ history in Kansas has drawn concern from some Nebraska lawmakers and child advocates. In particular, they cite concerns about foster placement stability, case manager workloads and costs. "Saint Francis will meet all expectations outlined in our Nebraska contract and conform to all applicable state regulations and laws," a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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