A senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture filed a whistleblower complaint on Wednesday accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that could call... more››
Nebraska domestic violence programs rethink traditional “safe house” model for emergency shelters, shifting clients in need to temporary hotel space.Last year Andrea knew she had... more››
Americans eat more chicken than any other meat, an average of 89 pounds a year.That enormous demand for a high protein source that’s considered relatively inexpensive is... more››
Teachers from the baby boom generation are retiring – and that’s causing problems for schools across Nebraska and beyond.  The northwest Nebraska community of Chadron is dealing... more››
A few years ago, alpacas looked like the next hot thing coming to backyard farmers. Alpaca investors sank thousands of dollars into top-of-the-line breeding programs. What... more››
Nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields helps crops grow. But if there’s too much left over in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates. A big city lawsuit in Iowa over... more››
A rate hike approved Wednesday for some Nebraska Public Power District electricity customers is likely to be challenged in court.Meeting in Grand Island, the NPPD board voted 11-... more››
Meatpacking plants offer a decent paycheck to refugees and immigrants. Many meatpacking towns haven’t hosted diverse populations in the past, but students growing up there often... more››
The debate has continued in Nebraska for several years over what students should be learning about sex in public schools. Being a teenager is full of a lot of unknowns. Sex can... more››
Four lakes in Nebraska started autumn with a summertime problem. In years past persistent blooms of toxic blue-green algae and E. coli would have dissipated weeks ago. Water... more››
Plowing farmland can help farmers deal with pests or control weeds, but it can also deplete moisture and nutrients in the soil. Generations of tilling and planting on the same... more››
It takes a massive amount of resources to produce our beef, chicken and pork. Some savvy entrepreneurs see that as an opportunity to offer up alternatives with lighter... more››

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