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Reacting To Islamophobia In Nebraska
Over recent months, events around the world and the U.S. have had a profound effect on one small mosque in Omaha, Nebraska. And that’s opened up a dialogue on tolerance and...
Statewide uniformity, local control debated on...
Should cities like Omaha and Lincoln be able to regulate guns, or should that job be left to the state? That’s the question being debated in the Nebraska Legislature. Last year,...
The rising energy costs of convenience in the...
Cooking for yourself from scratch takes a lot of time and energy – including electricity. But what uses more energy, homemade foods or prepackaged foods from the supermarket?...
Visit a Nebraska greenhouse that grows lemons and...
There's a unique sight just outside of Alliance in Nebraska's panhandle, besides Carhenge. It's a year-round greenhouse that uses just a trace of energy even in the cold of...
State ban on local gun regulations debated;...
Cities and villages in Nebraska could not enact ordinances to prevent carrying concealed weapons under a bill being debated in the Legislature. And a bill allowing meatpacking...
Restoring Prairie on the Great Plains
Where Nebraska was once covered by grassland, most of the land is now used for agriculture. The loss of prairie causes problems for native species and on marginal land it can...
Hog bill critic says food giant trying to buy...
The Nebraska Legislature is debating a question about whether meatpacking companies may own hogs in the state, amid an undercurrent of accusations that one corporation is trying...
How the TPP could lead to more global trade of...
After years of talks, negotiators from a dozen countries along the Pacific Ocean reached a deal to create the biggest trade pact in history. A section of the agreement could...
Tipped minimum wage, businesses on Indian...
Waiters and waitresses could earn more, and businesses could get a tax break for locating on Indian reservations, under bills introduced in the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday....
Medicaid expansion proposal includes job training
One of the high-stakes policy battles in this year’s session of the Nebraska Legislature began Tuesday, as senators introduced the latest proposal to expand Medicaid, and...
Making energy from waste, the other natural gas
It takes a lot of energy to produce the food we eat, but technologies are improving to give some of that energy back to us after we’re finished with it. There’s potentially fuel...
Campaign finance, cigarette taxes, jail fees...
A proposal aimed at preventing the misuse of campaign funds is gaining support in the Legislature. Meanwhile, a measure that would more than triple the state's cigarette tax has...
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