Cannabis has been in the news recently, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. But the cannabis plant is surprisingly versatile,... more››
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is responsible for about 4900 inmates. Almost all of them will be released back into society at some point, the majority in the... more››
In 2010, empty big box stores accounted for 300 million square feet of empty retail space in the United States. In Nebraska, those big box stores have changed the state’s... more››
Most climate models paint a bleak image for the Great Plains a century from now. It will likely be warmer and with more carbon dioxide in the air. Some invasive plants will... more››
Shelby, Neb. native Curt Tomasevicz was part of the U.S. bobsled team competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. NET News followed the three-time Olympian with... more››
Much of the water that flows through Nebraska originates high up in the Rocky Mountains. Each winter, as snow accumulates there, hydrologists calculate how much water that melts... more››
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies. That's one reason why more than half of the... more››
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students from the University of Nebraska... more››
Used wisely, risk management tools can insulate farmers from price swings. But learning the markets can be hard. That's why some farmers are using an online game to sharpen their... more››
Distracted driving is an important concern affecting safety on the road.  It's one of the key elements of a package of vehicle safety legislation introduced this session in the... more››
The average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s... more››
Nebraska’s immigrant population is increasing. According to the most recent census data, foreign-born people calling Nebraska home make up about six percent of the state’s total... more››