The Local Food Challenge, part 1: The popularity of local food has skyrocketed over the last two decades. But it’s hard to make local food work without creating a system of both... more››
Nebraska's Union Pacific Railroad has begun an historic renovation project and it's making rail history buffs giddy.This summer the railroad’s specially-trained team will begin... more››
Nebraska, like the rest of the country, is still recovering from the most recent economic recession. NET News looks at what the state’s tax revenue can tell us about Nebraska’s... more››
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has generated lots of controversy in Nebraska, where opponents have succeeded in delaying a decision by the federal government. But even if... more››
Miscanthus, a relative of sugar cane that looks like bamboo, could be the Midwest’s next energy crop. It has already caught on in Europe where it is burned as biomass. But in a... more››
A new documentary, “Fed Up,” blames the obesity epidemic on sugar, and criticizes food companies and the U.S. government for how much children are eating. The film is the latest... more››
Nebraska Public Power District says Nebraska needs a new power line, but the proposed path cuts right through the heart of the Sandhills. Some landowners in the area say the... more››
It’s springtime and many people are putting on their gardening gloves and planting some tomatoes or maybe tulips in their backyard. But there’s another kind of garden that you... more››
Last summer, four young journalists launched “Fly Over Me,” a long-form multimedia documentary project. They wanted to tell the stories of rural America—and in particular, those... more››
The number of people getting help for compulsive gambling in Nebraska shot up in the first quarter of 2014 after several years of gradual decline.  Rather than reflecting a... more››
Asian carp are an invasive fish taking over portions of American rivers like the Missouri and Mississippi. The only way to beat them may be to eat them. But Americans don’t have... more››
In Nebraska, Latinos make up 9 percent of the state’s population and that share is increasing. But among voters, Latinos have one of the lowest turnout rates, especially during... more››