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Up Close with Cranes
For decades, scientists have studied the annual migration of sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. A new project is using time-lapse cameras to capture and study crane...
Teens Wait For The Right Moment To Start Driving
In Nebraska and across the country, more teenagers are waiting a few years to get their driver’s license. Teens have a few different reasons for delaying driving. Some of it has...
Padlock the milk! FDA’s push to safeguard the...
The Food and Drug Administration is establishing regulations aimed at protecting the U.S. food supply from terrorist acts. All but the smallest food manufacturing, processing and...
Could our food supply be a target for terrorists?
The U.S. has had its share of devastating terrorist attacks. The food industry, though, has remained relatively untouched. Now, the Food and Drug Administration wants the nation'...
Prison director's goal for staff: they walk...
Fifty years have passed since a guard has been killed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Seventy-year-old correctional officer John Claussen, stabbed to death in the prison’s...
Murder and assaults on Nebraska corrections...
Nearly 200 corrections officers have been assaulted by inmates in county and city jails across Nebraska in the past five years. The numbers were compiled by NET News from reports...
Urban Leadership Symposium Works To Improve...
The second annual Urban Leadership Symposium is a workshop for Omaha area students. It is being organized by Jermaine Ballard, an advisor for the Academic and Career Development...
As Legislature talks prison reform, former inmate...
Amid all the talk in the Legislature this year about reforming Nebraska’s prison system, people who have been through that system are not always heard. But Willis Sanders is an...
Food hubs could provide crucial link for Amish...
Creating a viable business is hard for local farmers. Not all local producers are on the cutting edge or even on the power grid. Still, a group of Amish farmers is trying to find...
Wide Open, Empty and Overpopulated? Population...
The Great Plains region is known for being open and largely empty. Yet throughout the last century many have considered it overpopulated. Derek Hoff, an economic historian from...
Getting The Munchies For Hemp
Cannabis has been in the news recently, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. But the cannabis plant is surprisingly versatile,...
Could educating inmates decrease Nebraska's...
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is responsible for about 4900 inmates. Almost all of them will be released back into society at some point, the majority in the...
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