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Reinventing the wheel: Nebraska’s Hub and Spoke recycling model impacts rural...

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Two men load recyclables into a large trailer, which is hitched to a truck.
By: Ramey Vachal, Abigail Carrera, Shawn Hellwege and Devin Hinkson At the panhandle’s largest sewing shop, Pat’s Creative, employees are saving their waste. The materials...

Butler County Landfill battles for expansion as wait period expiration looms

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Butler County Landfill with two cranes in a muddy field after a rainy night.
By Geoff Exstrom, Jackson Wilford, Jake Thompson and Dylan Guinzy Without an expansion, the owners of the Butler County landfill in David City say they...

Increasing conversations about Nebraska abortion services

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Protesters
By Kaitlynn Johnson, Sarah Merza and Grace Pagone Anti-abortion advocates are looking forward to the 2022 legislative session as a way to further restrict abortions...

Local organizations strive to battle food insecurity among refugees

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Woman shopping for groceries
By Ashley Chong, Chin Tung Tan, Kellyn Jewett Sunday Farmers' Market at College View When Shahab Bashar resettled from Iraq to Lincoln with his wife and...

Businesses across Nebraska can’t find workers, but the issue goes deeper

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Kellogg Workers on Strike
By Olivia McCown, Ben Porter and Ramey Vachal The labor market is shifting in Nebraska as workers are quitting their jobs or striking in the...

Wood River continues recovery from 2019 flooding

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A before and after photo of the flood at the community center building, the top photo shows the flood that is up to the front door and the photo below is the community center now (2021) with the flood completely gone.
By Samantha Hargens, Lena Nelson and Riley Tolan-Keig How does a small town of just over 1,400 people recover from a flood that has caused...

As climate change continues to cause greater impacts in Nebraska, experts...

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Photo of 2019 flood by Offut Air Force Base
By David Berman, Cody Frederick and John Zurcher Globally, the alarm bells are being sounded on climate change.  In August, a report from the Intergovernmental Panel...

Nebraska’s Sarpy County highlights the future of waste disposal with transfer...

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Garbage inside transfer station building
Episode 3: The move from smaller landfills to transfer stations By Anne Gallagher, Jordan Opp, Riley Tolan-Keig and Tom Searl SPRINGFIELD - The back roads...

Lithium batteries and other electronic waste create challenges for Nebraska recyclers...

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Pallets of plastics stacked in bins
By Emma Krab, Iman Farid, Shreyoshi Ghosh and Olivia Taylor In a warehouse in southeast Lincoln, on a morning in November American Recycling...

Nebraskans’ trash travels from the curb to landfills and eventually dog...

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Trash is embedded in the ground as people’s feet can be seen behind it.
By Jolie Peal, Alize Kroells, Dulce Garcia and Nate Thomas OMAHA - Nestled next to Maple Street in central Omaha, Hefflinger Dog Park stretches across...