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Death penalty repeal advances amid charges of...
The Nebraska Legislature gave second round approval Friday to LB268, a bill that would repeal the state’s death penalty, amid charges of vote-trading. Debate on repealing the...
Opportunity from California drought elusive for...
California grows almost half the fruits and vegetables in the U.S. It’s also deep in drought and some farms are short on water. That may sound like a chance for Midwestern...
Drivers licenses for "Dreamers"...
Nebraska lawmakers took a step Thursday toward authorizing drivers licenses for so-called "Dreamers." They overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts veto of a 6-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase...
Students travel from across country to attend...
Students from across the United States and Japan will soon converge on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus for the 2015 Science Olympiad. It will be the first time the...
"Dreamers" licenses debated; Attorney...
Children brought to this country illegally would be eligible for drivers licenses, under a bill being debated by the Nebraska Legislature. And Attorney General Doug Peterson is...
National Team Dreams: Omaha HS Soccer Star...
The Nebraska High School soccer championships start May 14 in Omaha. One of the top players in Nebraska will be on the field for Omaha Westside, but she’s also making progress...
Frakes offers condolences for prison deaths;...
As cleanup from Sunday’s riot at the Tecumseh prison gets underway, Nebraska lawmakers advanced sentencing reductions to decrease prison overcrowding. And senators gave first...
Ground, processed poultry more likely to carry...
Chicken has passed beef as America’s top choice for meat. Many consumers are switching to poultry for health reasons. But there is a downside to the bird boom: the risk of...
Update: Two inmates killed in Tecumseh prison...
Two inmates are dead following a riot at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska. The disturbance at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution began after...
Two Inmates Dead Following Disturbance at...
Two inmates have been found dead at a maximum security prison in southeastern Nebraska after officers regained control of the facility.The state Department of Correctional...
Why do farmers burn their fields?
If you’ve travelled though farm country this spring, you may have noticed billowing clouds of smoke or charred, blackened fields. It’s the time of year when many farmers burn...
Standing Bear Trial to Standing Bear Trail
Before 1879, Native Americans weren’t recognized as people under United States Federal law. That all changed because of a trial in Omaha, and because of a member of the Ponca...
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