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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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... more››
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,... more››
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... more››
In 2010, empty big box stores accounted for 300 million square feet of empty retail space in the United States. In Nebraska, those big box stores have changed the state’s... more››
Most climate models paint a bleak image for the Great Plains a century from now. It will likely be warmer and with more carbon dioxide in the air. Some invasive plants will... more››
Shelby, Neb. native Curt Tomasevicz was part of the U.S. bobsled team competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. NET News followed the three-time Olympian with... more››
Much of the water that flows through Nebraska originates high up in the Rocky Mountains. Each winter, as snow accumulates there, hydrologists calculate how much water that melts... more››

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