The Great Plains are dotted with abandoned towns. Each one has its own story. In turn of the century America, thousands of homesteaders migrated west and the Great Plains gave... more››
Funding for a prevention program targeting violent extremism will concentration on an unlikely place - central Nebraska. The funded program has an unusual approach: identifying... more››
A task force would recommend solutions to alcohol-related problems in Whiteclay; motorcycle helmets would not be required, a challenge to Sen. Ernie Chambers’ election will... more››
Rural voters overwhelmingly chose Donald Trump in the presidential election. But when it comes to the central campaign promise to get tough on trade, rural voters are not... more››
Mandatory minimum sentences would be eliminated for people convicted of certain drug crimes, under a proposal advancing in the Nebraska Legislature. And a key senator proposed... more››
Combine quilting and painting, and you have an art form called barn quilts. You see these throughout Nebraska, and they’re the subject of a new NET documentary, “Patchwork on the... more››
Mandatory minimum sentences would be abolished for some crimes, under a bill being debated in the Nebraska Legislature. And it looks like chances have dimmed for a proposed two-... more››
While this is a diverse country, the people working in agriculture often don’t reflect the nation’s demographics. Changing that is becoming a priority, in hopes new people will... more››
In the Nebraska Legislature Monday, senators discussed prison spending with Corrections Director Scott Frakes in the aftermath of the latest violence at the state prison in... more››
It’s taken him five years, but Nebraska native and painter Todd Williams is finally ready for a vacation. He’s been working nonstop since 2011, completing 124 paintings of people... more››
Nebraska lawmakers reacted sharply Friday to news of two inmate deaths Thursday at the state prison in Tecumseh, while Corrections Director Scott Frakes pushed back against the... more››
Corrections officials have identified two inmates killed in a riot Thursday at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution.  Other inmates were injured in the incident.UPDATE... more››

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