Meat and poultry workers are injured at a higher rate than others in manufacturing. Federal regulators and meat companies agree more must be done to make slaughterhouses safer.... more››
The average American eats 200 pounds of meat every year – among the most in the world. That demand for chicken, beef and pork drives fast-paced production rates in meatpacking... more››
Hundreds of thousands of workers prepare the beef, pork and poultry we eat. Their workplaces are among the most hazardous in the country. Slaughterhouses are safer than they were... more››
The auction market might be forgotten by urban-dwellers, and with the development of on-line tools and video-casting, some might think live auctions are a relic of the past.  But... more››
Nebraska’s prisons have problems, including overcrowding, staff turnover, and a shortage of programs to help prisoners return to society. People are trying to change that. But... more››
One of two men who escaped from a state prison in Lincoln Friday was caught Saturday afternoon. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister announced shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday that... more››
It’s believed that hundreds of people are sold for sex in Nebraska each year. Where sex trafficking happens in the state may surprise you.“For most of our trafficking victims... more››
At the grocery store, processed foods like cereal, crackers and candy usually maintain the same price for a long time, and inch up only gradually. Economists call these prices “... more››
Many Nebraska small towns have been shrinking. A new effort combines modern marketing with old-fashioned community discussions to help reverse that trend.  For years, rural... more››
The federal government is making a big push to account for homeless youth across the United States. Three years ago, a study was commissioned across 11 major cities – including... more››
Late spring is swarm season, the time of year when bees reproduce and find new places to build hives. Swarms of bees leave the nest, flying through the air, hovering on trees,... more››
Nebraska State Senator Al Davis has been fined $500 for not disclosing a potential conflict of interest concerning legislation that affected a company whose stock he owned.Sen.... more››

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