From repealing the death penalty to increasing gas taxes, the 2015 Nebraska Legislature left its mark on the state. And there’s a wide range of perspectives on what senators did... more››
The EPA recently proposed cuts for the amount of ethanol made from corn, but also set ambitious goals for low-carbon renewables made from other organic material. Those fuels are... more››
Ethanol has made a mark on the Midwestern economy and landscape. For farmers, it provides extra competition for the grain they grow. But in some places ethanol has also pushed... more››
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts stressed progress on spending and taxes as the 2015 legislative session drew to a close today. He also acknowledged differences on the gas tax, driver... more››
David Lemoine is a retired FBI agent who volunteered to serve as a contractor for security services in Afghanistan. Since his return to the United States he has been an advocate... more››
The Nebraska Legislature overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts veto Thursday and authorized drivers licenses for so-called "Dreamers" – young people brought to this country illegally when... more››
It’s a new approach to fighting sex trafficking in Nebraska, training for hotel and motel staff who may see signs of it happening where they work.Shane Fagan starts his... more››
The Nebraska Legislature voted Wednesday to override Gov. Pete Ricketts veto and repeal Nebraska’s death penalty.It takes 30 votes in the Legislature to override a governor’s... more››
The emerald ash borer resides in 25 states, including Iowa. Could Nebraska soon make the list?  If it does, the state could face millions of dollars in damage.I’ve just arrived... more››
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed the repeal of the death penalty Tuesday and made a another appeal for senators to support him in a veto override vote Wednesday. And lawmakers... more››
Serving food from local farms is one of the hottest trends in restaurants. But when chefs want to go local, where do they start? Serving locally sourced food is a challenge for... more››
Midwest farmers raise millions of chickens, hogs, and cattle. That many animals produce a lot of milk, meat, and manure. But some little-known insects can put that manure to good... more››

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