A Nebraskan is infected with HIV every three days; nationally, it’s every 11 minutes. A vaccine for the virus will be tricky to come by, if it’s possible at all. But a researcher... more››
About a decade ago, concerns about energy independence, greenhouse gas emissions and the need to boost rural economies led Congress to launch policies in support of biofuels  –... more››
More people have medical insurance than dental, but untreated dental disease can result in a health crisis. Hundreds went to the Mission of Mercy in Alliance, Nebraska for a two-... more››
A Nebraska man's Air Force career took him all over the world, with a world-class passenger list that included show business stars and a future president.Gerry Pritchard's office... more››
Some call youth obesity an epidemic. One out of every six American youth is overweight, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control report.It’s high fives from the doctor,... more››
Even before a record breaking year for wildfires, the use of controlled burns to limit the spread of fire was gaining favor.  Training programs in Nebraska are teaching crews how... more››
GRAND ISLAND, NEB. - Karla Smith plays serious bingo.  She’s one of the regulars at the game hosted by VFW Post 1347 in Grand Island, Neb.“I like it here. The pay is good,” she... more››
When the Omaha Children’s Museum was hit by the economic downturn, staff realized the current exhibit model needed to be reevaluated. Channeled through everyone from retail... more››
Drive through West Omaha these days, and you’ll pass development after development of shopping districts, bistros and office parks. But there’s one construction site that isn’t... more››
If you've ever taken Highway 14 through Elgin, Neb., near Norfolk, chances are you've noticed the collection of bells off to the west side of the road. And if you stop sometime,... more››
This is the story of a rail line from Kearney, Neb. that never reached its intended destination, an inventive train mechanic, and the little train car that could. It’s also a... more››
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in Nebraska and across the country, and it affects blacks at a higher rate than whites. Smoking is not the only reason for the gap,... more››

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