Justice by lynch mob was more common a part of Nebraska’s early history than you might think.  Research into one of the history’s darker chapters reveals lynching was not only... more››
Four years after being forced out of the Nebraska Legislature by term limits, Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha is coming back. And the return of the veteran legislator known for... more››
Like Black Friday shopping, many families make it a holiday tradition to visit a local tree farm to harvest their own Christmas tree. This year the pines may be plentiful, but... more››
A dozen Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers are in the middle of a year-long deployment to Afghanistan. But their mission is more about farming than fighting.Amidst the barbed... more››
The United States is the world’s leading corn producer and exporter. But sending corn and other food abroad is just part of the equation when it comes to figuring out how we’ll... more››
At the same time extreme weather like flooding and drought is decreasing available land in Nebraska for farming and ranching, prices for agricultural products are climbing. You... more››
The Great Plains have undergone major changes through history.  The vast grasslands are now threatened by everything from climate change to grazing.   Nature photographer Michael... more››
The debate surrounding what we eat and how it’s made is nothing new. The various sides are reaching out in new ways and in new places. Even when the opposing camps actually reach... more››
For young people between the age of 15 to 24, sports are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sports... more››
With the election over, Nebraska faces some important decisions that could affect health care for tens of thousands of the state’s residents.Addressing a Platte Institute meeting... more››
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s left an indelible mark on the Midwest and on history. It is the drought against which all others are measured. And it was a man-made disaster that... more››
With the election over, lawmakers now return to Washington. Their schedule is packed, but House majority leader Eric Cantor has said addressing the now expired farm bill is on... more››