Nebraska, like the rest of the country, is still recovering from the most recent economic recession. NET News looks at what the state’s tax revenue can tell us about Nebraska’s... more››
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has generated lots of controversy in Nebraska, where opponents have succeeded in delaying a decision by the federal government. But even if... more››
Miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next energy crop. It has already caught on in Europe where it is burned as biomass. But in a... more››
A new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames the obesity epidemic on sugar, and criticizes food companies and the U.S. government for how much children are eating. The film is the latest... more››
Nebraska Public Power District says Nebraska needs a new power line, but the proposed path cuts right through the heart of the Sandhills. Some landowners in the area say the... more››
It’s springtime and many people are putting on their gardening gloves and planting some tomatoes or maybe tulips in their backyard. But there’s another kind of garden that you... more››
Last summer, four young journalists launched “Fly Over Me,” a long-form multimedia documentary project. They wanted to tell the stories of rural America—and in particular, those... more››
The number of people getting help for compulsive gambling in Nebraska shot up in the first quarter of 2014 after several years of gradual decline.  Rather than reflecting a... more››
Asian carp are an invasive fish taking over portions of American rivers like the Missouri and Mississippi. The only way to beat them may be to eat them. But Americans don’t have... more››
In Nebraska, Latinos make up 9 percent of the state’s population and that share is increasing. But among voters, Latinos have one of the lowest turnout rates, especially during... more››
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing to allow beef imports from certain sections of Brazil, despite the South American country’s history of outbreaks of foot-and-mouth... more››
In a six-way primary, Nebraska Republicans nominated Omaha businessman Pete Ricketts for governor. Meanwhile, former University of Nebraska Regent and former director of the... more››