Four members of the Nebraska Legislature report owning stock in a company that wants to mine the rare mineral niobium in southeast Nebraska. But confusion about reporting... more››
A rare mineral called niobium could produce an economic boom for southeast Nebraska, and be a source of tax revenue for the state. Decisions on taxes would be made by the... more››
A proposal to subsidize wind and solar power ran into headwinds in the Nebraska Legislature Monday, while senators moved toward tax breaks for businesses and agriculture.... more››
As the number of farms hit with avian flu grows over 100 nationwide, regulators are implementing containment plans. They are hoping to stop the virus’ spread in order to spare... more››
In the 1870s, thousands of Germans from Russia left Russia for the United States. By 1910, the US census counted 13,000 Germans from Russia in Nebraska alone. Diane Wilson says... more››
Debate on a bill to shore up Nebraska’s retirement system for judges expanded into discussion of how to pay for justice, and what return to expect on investment, in the... more››
What does it mean to be “competent to stand trial?” It’s a phrase often heard in coverage of major trials where the mental health of the accused becomes part of the defense or... more››
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of increased welfare benefits was met with surprise and anger in the Legislature Thursday while debate began on the budget amid predictions of... more››
More questions are being raised regarding discrimination in the United States. NET News' Ben Bohall talked with Bridget Goosby, the author of a new study uncovering how... more››
A confirmation hearing for Gov. Pete Ricketts‘ nominee to head the Nebraska State Patrol turned into a discussion about the patrol’s record on hiring and promoting women and... more››
Forty years ago this week, as war was ending and Saigon was falling to communist forces, two South Vietnamese naval officers talked briefly about evacuation plans, then parted... more››
Legislation on the disposal of fracking water in Nebraska may be added to controversies the Legislature has to deal with the last month of its current session. Last week, the... more››

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