If you’ve travelled though farm country this spring, you may have noticed billowing clouds of smoke or charred, blackened fields. It’s the time of year when many farmers burn... more››
Before 1879, Native Americans weren’t recognized as people under United States Federal law. That all changed because of a trial in Omaha, and because of a member of the Ponca... more››
Any hope for additional damages for those wrongly convicted of a 1985 murder in Gage County, Nebraska lies with three federal appeals court judges convening in Omaha next week.... more››
A six cent a gallon hike in Nebraska’s gas tax is headed for a veto showdown; the Legislature began debating medical marijuana; a bill requiring disclosure of fracking fluids was... more››
NioCorp, a Canadian company, is looking to mine a rare niobium deposit in Nebraska.  The company hopes its mine near Elk Creek, Nebraska could be operational by late 2016. In a... more››
One day after failing to confirm Gov. Pete Ricketts nominee for Nebraska’s public health chief, the Legislature reversed course and confirmed Dr. Joseph Ascierno today (Wednesday... more››
Four members of the Nebraska Legislature report owning stock in a company that wants to mine the rare mineral niobium in southeast Nebraska. But confusion about reporting... more››
A rare mineral called niobium could produce an economic boom for southeast Nebraska, and be a source of tax revenue for the state. Decisions on taxes would be made by the... more››
A proposal to subsidize wind and solar power ran into headwinds in the Nebraska Legislature Monday, while senators moved toward tax breaks for businesses and agriculture.... more››
As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows over 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans. They are hoping to stop the virus’ spread in order to spare... more››
In the 1870s, thousands of Germans from Russia left Russia for the United States. By 1910, the US census counted 13,000 Germans from Russia in Nebraska alone. Diane Wilson says... more››
Debate on a bill to shore up Nebraska’s retirement system for judges expanded into discussion of how to pay for justice, and what return to expect on investment, in the... more››