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Hi, my name is Luna Stephens and I am a senior journalism and advertising and public relations major at UNL. I am also currently an intern at the Omaha World-Herald and previous to that, at the Lincoln Journal Star.

Nebraska’s tree canopy faces climate-related threats as state prepares to mark...

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An ash tree labeled "ash tree at risk."
Wildfires, deadly pests, extreme seasons: it isn’t easy living life as a tree in Nebraska. As the state prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of...

Drivers and enthusiasts optimistic about growth of electric vehicles in Nebraska

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A car charges at a row of Tesla chargers in a Hy-Vee parking lot.
For years, Donald Cox kept a running list of Tesla owners in Nebraska: a few in Omaha, a few more in Lincoln, a couple...

Legislative bill would pay Nebraska schools up to $200,000 to change...

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The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.
From installing a new gym floor to repainting the football field to purchasing new school uniforms, changing a school’s mascot isn’t cheap. LB 1027 in...

Nebraska organization looks to increase diversity among state’s lawyers

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Two women work on laptops while sitting at a table.
A new non-profit may be the key to increasing diversity in Nebraska’s legal professions, officials say. The Nebraska Legal Diversity Council was formed in late...

Nebraska Legislature to consider geriatric parole to curb growing prison population...

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The exterior of the Nebraska State Capitol building on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
One bill the Nebraska Legislature is considering this session includes a plan to release some of the oldest inmates behind bars in the state’s...

Explained: Why the District 1 senate race is so heated

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State Sen. Julie Slama and opponent Janet Palmtag
Julie Slama and Janet Palmtag both say they have conservative values. So how did the election turn so negative? https://youtu.be/5qptA8SwqjE

Abortion bill stalls after lengthy debate among senators

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Nebraska Legislature
Nebraska senators debated a bill that would ban a certain type of abortion in the state for three hours on July 29.

Effort to prevent evictions fails in the Legislature

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Nebraska Legislature
An amendment to Sen. Justin Wayne's affordable housing bill by Sen. Adam Morfeld would have created an eviction moratorium during the pandemic.

Republicans call for censure of Sen. Ernie Chambers calling his comments...

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Nebraska Legislature
Prominent Nebraska Republicans are calling for the censure and expulsion of Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha after what they call sexist and misogynistic comments. The...

University of Nebraska international students face hurdles to returning to campus

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Selleck Quadrangle
International students still face barriers to returning to the University of Nebraska's campuses, especially concerning visas and financial situations.