Proposals to raise Nebraska’s gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, and to have the state, not counties, approve large livestock operations, were debated but not decided Tuesday in the... more››
The barn is dusty. And cold. It’s winter at The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Platte River Prairies near Alda, Nebraska. Chris Helzer orients a group of staff and volunteers to the... more››
Voters could be asked again to let senators serve more terms, and child care subsidies could be expanded, under bills moving ahead in the Nebraska Legislature. Meanwhile, the war... more››
Until the federal health insurance marketplaces opened in late 2013, farmers and ranchers were more likely to be uninsured than many groups. The Affordable Care Act required them... more››
A fairly routine personal injury lawsuit under review by the Nebraska Supreme Court has the full attention of fire departments and other emergency first responders.The ruling... more››
The Nebraska Legislature erupted in controversy Thursday over remarks Sen. Ernie Chambers made about police. Chambers made his remarks at a hearing last week on a proposal by Sen... more››
A patchwork of more than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. But critics say the system has holes. And some think we would all be... more››
Prison sentences would be eliminated or reduced for some nonviolent crimes under a bill advancing in the Nebraska Legislature. Meanwhile, senators are debating whether or not to... more››
A plan to take waste water from Colorado and Wyoming oil wells and dispose of it in Nebraska drew a crowd at a public hearing in the Panhandle on Tuesday. Residents near the... more››
The new director of Nebraska’s Department of Correctional Services says he hopes to reduce the number of inmates in restrictive housing by half over the next couple of years. And... more››
In the late 1930s, as a young boy in Gothenberg, Nebraska, writer Don Welch remembers visiting Old Pete, an injured whooping crane, on the Platte River.“I would go out and hold... more››
An attempt to repeal Nebraska’s motorcycle helmet law failed Monday in the Legislature. And the Judiciary Committee is making last-minute changes before sending prison reform... more››

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