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Rural Nebraska behavioral therapists adjust to growing need

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Western Nebraska Behavioral Health's clinical team holds a meeting over Zoom.
In rural Nebraska, therapists are busier than ever.  For years, providers in the region have been doing their best to provide adequate resources to their...

Girls basketball participation has dropped dramatically over the past 17 years

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A girl shoots a basketball
President’s Day weekend in Nebraska is one of the busiest times of the year in high school girls sports. College coaches from around the country...

Nebraska food banks navigate inflation, changing federal assistance

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The Food Bank of Lincoln's new headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska
Through many obstacles over the past few years, the Food Bank of Lincoln’s goal of supporting those in need hasn’t changed a bit. But inflation...

Governor’s trade mission aligning with Husker football has historical precedent

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts at a podium for a press conference.
When the Nebraska football team heads to Ireland in August, Governor Pete Ricketts and other state leaders will also be heading to Europe with...

Standing Bear museum proposal provides opportunity to showcase, preserve Native history

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A statue of Chief Standing Bear at Centennial Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Stacy Laravie says the history of Standing Bear is a true Nebraska story.  Standing Bear, a former chief of the Ponca Tribe in Nebraska, was...

Community, traditions key to Winnebago Tribe’s COVID-19 vaccination success

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Mona Zuffante, the public health administrator for the Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System, receives her vaccine.
Before Nebraska’s Winnebago Tribe began its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in December 2020, the reservation’s health care system allowed a representative of the Wolf Clan,...

Nebraska grapples with historical lack of Black head coaches

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Former Huskers Football Head Coach Tom Osborne and standout quarterback Brook Berringer are featured in this statue at Memorial Stadium’s north entrance on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Berringer was killed in a plane crash two days prior to the NFL Draft in 1996. Photo by Megan Crain.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln holds a unique but glaring distinction in the Big Ten. It is the only school in the conference that has...

Cornhusker State Games continue in midst of pandemic

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Sand volleyball player with ball in the air
The Cornhusker State Games (CSG) bring thousands together in Nebraska every year for an amateur sports festival. This year’s iteration of the games began last...

UNO head coach Carrie Banks brings “underdog” vision, representation to women’s...

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Ohio State women's basketball assistant coach Carrie Banks in front of the bench in a game versus Michigan (courtesy UNO athletics)
UNO head women's basketball coach Carrie Banks has had to deal with a lot in her career, but that's what comes with being the only Division I coach in Nebraska.

UNK AD deals with challenges of rearranged sports schedules during pandemic

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UNK Logo
The University of Nebraska at Kearney football program had its new 2020 season schedule decided by blindly drawing names of conference opponents. That process was...