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Two dead in collapse at Omaha feed plant
Two workers are dead after a facility in Omaha that makes ingredients for livestock feed collapsed yesterday. As search and rescue crews complete a mission to recover the victims...
Up against blend wall, ethanol reaches a...
A 2007 law requires fuel companies to add an increasing amount of ethanol to the fuel supply each year. But the EPA is breaking with that policy and suggesting a cut in the...
Virus continues to rip through hog farms
Pork producers across the country are continuing to grapple with a virus that’s killing their piglets. Experts estimate Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea, or PED, has already killed...
Prison alternatives being considered in Nebraska
Nebraska’s prisons are in the spotlight. They are overcrowded, and some say they’re not working to keep the public safe or help the people inside. Efforts are now underway in the...
Retailers look to sell sustainability of food
Retailers and restaurants like Whole Foods, Chipotle, and Wal-Mart are telling consumers how sustainably some of their products were produced. But it’s hard to know what “...
"Not as Strong as 2013": Nebraska’s...
By many measures, 2013 was a pretty good year for Nebraska’s economy. Mike Tobias reports on indications that change is coming in 2014, from the perspective of two economists who...
More Fake Evidence? Convicted Omaha murderer...
Blood discovered in the trunk of a car, a pair of hedge clippers and a shovel helped put Christopher Edwards in prison for a gruesome murder. Seven years later that same...
The new wheat behind whole grain white bread
Food companies have long tried to make white bread that had the nutritional benefits of whole grain products. Now, a new wheat variety may have cracked the code to marry the...
UNL Students Test a Personal Safety App to...
Blue light poles have long been beacons of safety on the nation’s college campuses. But as their use decreases, some universities are looking to new technology to serve the same...
NSAA moves to clean up "vulgar, profane,...
The Nebraska School Activities Association is taking steps to clean up competition—not on the playing field-- but in speech and drama activities. “I was up in arms, when I heard...
Why A Dark Sky Matters
For those living in remote areas, seeing the stars is no big deal. But for the many people who live in cities, spotting the Big Dipper can be tough. City lights are to blame —...
Taxes, water, prisons to be high on 2014...
The Nebraska Legislature convenes its 2014 session Wednesday, with issues affecting taxpayers, natural resources, and crime and punishment likely to top the agenda.There will be...
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