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Nebraska Legislature

Legislative roundup: Proposed laws aid foster youth, military retirees

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Since the Nebraska Legislature reconvened on Jan. 6, state senators introduced new bills ranging from reducing military retiree tax liability to providing private school...
Gov. Ricketts Press Conference

Ricketts gives vaccine update

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Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that receiving more vaccines from the federal government is key to speeding up the state vaccine process. “In Nebraska, the...
Sam Karnes spends a Saturday in December at The Coffee Roaster packing online orders for the holidays. Photo courtesy of @coffeeroasterlnk

Lincoln “really showing up” for small businesses during COVID

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Kashoan Ward started her handcrafted jewelry and décor business, Krafty Kash Designs, as a hobby on her kitchen table to help pay for her...
Creighton Prep students have seen many changes to their school year, such as having watch parties for sporting events and safe lunch settings. Photo courtesy of Creighton Prep

Creighton Prep deals with new norm

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Jim Bopp can still remember when he realized the world would soon be very different: March 7, 2020 at the Creighton University basketball season...

Celebrating pride during a pandemic

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When the world suddenly went remote in spring of 2020, Dan Huntley and Gretchen Arroyo were faced with an enormous challenge: planning a parade...
The People's City Mission building

Nebraska’s stretched homeless shelters hope for holiday boost

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The holiday season is known as the season of giving. Many have donated old hats and gloves, volunteered at a soup kitchen or participated...
Students walk on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus on Oct. 15, 2020 in Lincoln, Nebraska. College campuses, including UNL, require masks and social distancing as best as possible. Photo by: Peyton Stoike

Nebraska colleges tackle admissions during COVID-19

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How the process has changed amid a pandemic By Samantha Bernt, Elizabeth Nunnally and Peyton Stoike

Pay-for-play news in Nebraska: Alive and untrustworthy

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Fifteen of the 1,300 nationwide pay-for-play sites exist for Nebraskans by Payton Prall, Maddie Washburn and Kyler Johnson With an evolving digital...
Arial shot of a neighborhood

Despite disparity and downturn, building business booms

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By Brian Bulin, Calvin Damon and Tony Papousek The housing market in Nebraska and across the United States remains...
Multi-colored heirloom or "Indian" corn

Practicing regenerative agriculture in a native context promotes large-scale sustainability

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Native agricultural practices such as crop rotation, no-till farming, agroforestry, intercropping and the use of heritage seeds that were prominent in many tribal communities...