State Poet Twyla Hansen was inspired by Willa Cather and Mari Sandoz, whose work is deeply steeped in their prairie roots.About halfway through her stint at Nebraska state poet,... more››
About 20 years ago, small farms on the coasts began selling more fresh produce at farmers markets and through community supported agriculture. But that trend also took root in... more››
More Nebraskans started getting arrested for pot possession when Colorado legalized the drug according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.... more››
Nebraska State Sen. Laura Ebke is switching from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party.Ebke, a political scientist from Crete, is in the second year of her four-year term... more››
When people talk about renewable energy in Nebraska, they’re usually talking about wind power. But the use of solar power is on track to more than quintuple in the state this... more››
A bipartisan group of 13 Nebraska state senators is criticizing Gov. Pete Ricketts for, in their view, letting political party trump principal.At the Nebraska Republican Party... more››
After several boom years while the rest of the economy struggled, farming is entering its third straight year on the bust side of the cycle. Prices for corn and soybeans are low... more››
Three teenagers from small town Nebraska. Two went to war and never came home. The other spent much of this year giving new life to their story. Here’s how and why this happened.... more››
Nebraska isn’t famous for its beer—yet. But there are now more than 25 craft breweries in the state, and several have won major national and international awards. That's led to... more››
A slaughterhouse is a safer place to work than it used to be, according to a new government report. But data gathered by federal regulators doesn’t likely capture all the risks... more››
Sometimes it’s not only the criminal who holds the gun, but the person who bought it.Last year Jalita Johnson walked out of a pawn shop in suburban Atlanta, Georgia with a Glock... more››
A detention facility for high-risk youth has been the center of debate for one Nebraska community. Kearney looks to deal with issues at its Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment... more››

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