African-Americans represent about 13 percent of the population and African-American men about 6 percent. Yet they make up nearly 50 percent of the total incarcerated population... more››
The Nebraska Legislature Monday backed away from a bill that could have recognized some same-sex marriages. And lawmakers discussed slot machine-like games and protecting... more››
Most dairies depend on immigrant workers to milk the cows and care for the herd. But while Congress has been unable to settle on comprehensive immigration legislation, many of... more››
Supporters and opponents spoke out Friday on embattled Nebraska State Board of Education Member Pat McPherson, under fire for racist comments published on his blog. McPherson,... more››
A recent deadly outbreak of gang-related violence in north Omaha raises bigger questions about causes and possible solutions. University of Nebraska at Omaha criminology and... more››
Senators were considering a series of minor bills Thursday morning, including one by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk granting a sales tax exemption to certain sanitary drainage... more››
Following a spike in gang-related violence in North Omaha recently, NET News is examining in-depth some of the cultural and economic issues behind gangs in that area.  To do that... more››
Nebraska school children would have to be immunized against meningitis and people could once again smoke cigars in cigar bars, under proposals advanced in the Legislature... more››
An out-of-state oil company faces unexpectedly strong opposition to its plan to use an out-of-service oil well in Sioux County to dispose of the saltwater leftovers from nearby... more››
What started out as a bill giving military spouses quicker rights to apply for concealed weapons permits morphed into a possible exception to Nebraska’s ban on recognizing same... more››
The pipeline that burst earlier this month and spewed oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana made headlines. But just across the border in North Dakota another pipeline was... more››
Concealed carry permits for military spouses and higher wages for waitresses and waiters were among topics in the Nebraska Legislature Monday. Monday was supposed to be the last... more››