Welfare benefits would increase in Nebraska, and restrictions on paying for signatures on initiative petitions would be eased, under proposals advancing in the Legislature.... more››
As children, how much of an influence do our siblings have on us? NET News' Ben Bohall talks with the authors of a recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln study exploring the... more››
An attempt to return Nebraska to the winner-take-all system for electoral votes in presidential elections failed Tuesday in the Legislature. Meanwhile, the Judiciary Committee is... more››
Just south of Interstate 80, a little west of Kearney, semi trucks, trailers, and cars zip over the Elm Creek bridge on a January afternoon. Most drivers barely glance at the... more››
Lawmakers continued to argue Monday over how Nebraska should cast its electoral votes in presidential elections, and questions were raised about whether the state can afford... more››
After years of negotiations, a dozen countries – from New Zealand up to Canada – are on the verge of a landmark trade agreement called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. For... more››
A proposal to reduce the taxable value of agricultural land remains stuck in committee in the Nebraska Legislature. But a break on personal property taxes is moving ahead, while... more››
Wastewater disposal wells dot America's landscape, but to many, this vital part of oil and gas development is invisible. With oil prices in free fall, there's a lot of... more››
The fight over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline was renewed in the Nebraska Legislature Wednesday, centering on the issue of eminent domain. The scene was a public hearing... more››
Is it rural legend or is it true? Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. Reality lies deep in the farm bill with a little-known, complicated support... more››
Changes in property taxes, Medicaid, puppy mills and campaign finance were all discussed in the Legislature Tuesday. It was a day of largely behind-the-scenes action in the... more››
Nebraska is one of the last states to still prohibit meatpackers from owning livestock. Some lawmakers would like to allow it in the pork industry to help boost the rural economy... more››