Farming in the fertile Midwest is tied to an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But scientists are studying new ways to lessen the environmental impact of nitrogen and... more››
Nebraska officials announced plans today/Thursday to complete the state’s long-delayed expressway program by 2033.The plan is to use $300 million from funding set aside by the... more››
Agriculture is often blamed for nutrient and pesticide pollution in Midwestern rivers and streams. But there are other culprits for our dirty waters. Cities find themselves... more››
Excess fertilizer and pesticides have flowed from farm fields into our waterways for years. Federal regulations have cut back some water pollution, but they have no standing when... more››
Contaminated drinking water isn’t just a problem for Flint, Michigan. Many towns across the Midwest and Great Plains face pollution seeping into their water supplies. But it’s... more››
When you take a look at your ballot in November, it’s likely there will be some names and races you’re not familiar with. But one of those lesser-known races has the power to... more››
Honduras was once the murder capital of the world. A Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who has been documenting a remarkable turnaround in the Central American nation will be... more››
Corrections Director Scott Frakes is requesting 165 new positions and a $75 million construction program to deal with Nebraska’s troubled prison system. The proposed new spending... more››
Whiteclay, Nebraska has four stores that sell millions of cans a beer each year to residents of the nearby -- and officially dry -- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Now, some local... more››
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks she can earn an electoral vote in traditionally Republican Nebraska. She’s targeting a congressional district that has... more››
In an effort to turn away from chemical pesticides, which can potentially damage the environment, some farmers are changing directions in the struggle of farmers versus pests.... more››
Can a person's actions be so heinous to justify ending their life? For more than 100 years state law said yes: in such a case the courts had the power to bring on the death of... more››

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