The U.S. Department of Agriculture touches Americans from the field to the cafeteria. It’s a diverse mandate, but it fits with the man at the top. Secretary of Agriculture Tom... more››
Mike Johanns is leaving the Senate after one term and is retiring from elected office after a 32-year career. He started as a Democrat, but was a Republican most of the time. He... more››
In Nebraska, suicide is the second leading cause of death of young people ages 15-19. That statistic prompted lawmakers to pass a new law requiring every educator in the state to... more››
Many beer aficionados are familiar with breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it’s not the only food or drink made by a religious order. Many... 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››
This week we’re bringing back some of our memorable stories from this past year. For soldiers, the impact of combat lasts long after the shooting stops. In today’s NET News “Best... more››
In this Best of 2014 story, NET News reporter Ryan Robertson explored how photography is impacting at-risk youth in Nebraska. What people see in a photograph can vary from person... more››
The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Nebraska has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and... more››
Managing lands for endangered species can lead to conflicts between environmentalists, businesses and landowners. But for the last 15 years, people from different camps have been... more››
The performers in Nebraska’s brand new FreakWorks circus troupe both honor the tradition of its three-ring ancestors and destroy the stereotypes.The basic acts on the FreakWorks... more››
In this Best of 2014 story, NET News’ Ryan Robertson and Fred Knapp reported on the recovery efforts in Pilger, Nebraska. Ryan Robertson covered the June 16th tornado that... more››
Food waste is a growing burden on our food system. Millions of tons of food end up in the landfill each year instead of on our plates. In the meantime, millions of Americans are... more››