School lunch has long been a target of jokes. Those jokes turned to complaints from students and parents alike in 2012 when new nutrition standards mandated by Congress, the... more››
A proposal that would say Nebraska municipalities and counties cannot regulate guns more strictly than called for in state law got a boost in the Nebraska Legislature Friday.... more››
A new U.S. government study claims ethanol is better for the environment than most scientists initially expected, boosting an industry that is a boon to Midwest farmers. But the... more››
After showing overwhelming support for the death penalty in November’s election, many Nebraskans expected executions of those on death row would get underway promptly.It’s not... more››
Gov. Pete Ricketts called for belt-tightening and tax cuts in his State of the State speech Thursday, as lawmakers reacted with a mix of support and skepticism. Speaking to... more››
A bill toughening penalties for sex traffickers and their customers was introduced Wednesday in the Legislature, while senators argued about the rules under which they should... more››
There is a downside to record-breaking harvests. Prices for commodities like corn and wheat are at their lowest point in a decade. Farm lenders expect fewer producers will be... more››
Writer’s Block is a non-profit program that takes poetry into unlikely places. In several prisons across Nebraska, it’s helping inmates find their voice and even escape the... more››
Lots of jobs require you to have a license to do them in Nebraska: everything from being a barber to being an engineer, a teacher, or a potato shipper. Tuesday, Gov. Pete... more››
Losing weight is always a popular New Year's resolution. Now, first-of-its-kind research out of Nebraska is saying our weight-loss success (or lack thereof) might have just as... more››
Bills to benefit Nebraska’s children and veterans were among those discussed as the Legislature met Monday. Senators Kate Bolz and Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln, and Sara... more››
Antibiotic-resistant infections can be deadly, and these infections are becoming more frequent. In an effort to save some of our most important medicines, the federal government... more››