The Legislature gave final approval Monday to cutting more than $137 million from the current state budget. And officials announced a public education campaign aimed at trying to... more››
A federal investigation over the alleged embezzlement of $2.6 million dollars from an Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry adds to questions about oversight of the... more››
Nebraska cities would be prohibited from enacting stricter gun laws than those allowed by the state, under a bill heard Friday by a legislative committee. An abortion measure... more››
There are more than 8,000 home-schooled students in Nebraska, and it’s mostly up to their parents to decide what they study. Most get the basics, but it sometimes takes a little... more››
Secrecy about the suppliers of death penalty drugs, the right to testify at public hearings, and fake twitter accounts for state senators were subjects of discussion at the... more››
President Trump gave new momentum to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline when he took office. But the final say on whether it is built may lie in the Midwest. Landowners in a... more››
Senators heard arguments for and against Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed tax cuts Wednesday. And they took a step toward making it easier to cut off filibusters, despite warnings of... more››
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are leading a five-year, nationwide study to find ways to close the achievement gap in education. Much of their work will take place in... more››
For a brief while Tuesday, it looked like the Nebraska Legislature might escape the paralysis that’s afflicted it so far this year. But then it turned out nothing had been... more››
Farmers and ranchers disagreed Monday about whether Gov. Pete Ricketts’ property tax plan goes far enough. Senators disagreed about who should put on their big boy pants. And the... more››
Beyond cheddar and Swiss, fancy cheeses are crowding the dairy aisle these days. And in the Midwest, small farms are offering up many new varieties. A growing number of small... more››
The Nebraska Legislature gave first round approval Friday to cutting the current state budget. Lawmakers then dug in for a rules fight that some said would determine how partisan... more››

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