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Noon Newscast 10.14.19

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The Sioux City council will look at potentially throwing out the community’s pit bull ban.

It was passed 11-years-ago.

However, the city attorney says the ban doesn’t legally hold up and doesn’t comply with Fair Housing Regulations or the Americans with Disabilities act.

Omaha's mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping.

The change would spur an estimated $1 million increase in the tobacco tax, which now raises about $3.5 million annually.

Vaping retailers say they will fight the proposal.

A public hearing is planned later this month.

Nebraska lawmakers who pledged to lower property taxes are getting ready to try again with a proposal that would boost state aid for K-12 public schools while restricting the districts' taxing power.

The tentative proposal, which is largely opposed by educators, closely resembles one lawmakers considered earlier this year.

Its sponsors said they're working to address school officials' biggest concerns.

A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples' Day as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.

South Dakota observes Native American Day.