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UNL students join national democracy efforts

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications students will join more than 300 U.S. news organizations on Sept. 15 in calling attention...

Through struggles, Lincoln women business owners find success

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By Max Aden, Abigail Carrera, Lizzie Moore and Tom Searl That never happened. On that day, Jensen, a student at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, sold...

Broadcasting in a pandemic: Four sportscasters reflect on two years of...

Two sportcasters at a Nebraska basketball game post with the Herbie Husker mascot
  By Grant Hansen The world changed forever in March 2020. What followed was two years of turmoil, darkness and uncertainty. And sports were an integral part...

The duality of development: Gentrification and revitalization in Omaha

North Omaha mural that depicts three people smiling.
By Haley Elder, Audrey Hertel and Jordan Opp Jenny Synowiecki vividly remembers spending her summer days playing in her dad’s backyard, a wooded area where...

Ashland and back again: How UNL alum makes big impact on...

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By Grant Hansen Tim Washburn never made it big. The 54-year-old alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has had a career full of numerous twists and...

Nebraska at a Glance: Feb. 21

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Feb. 21: Sen. Groene resigns, Fortenberry request denied and Chuck Love suspended Sen. Groene denies taking sexually inappropriate photos of legislative aide and resigns Sen. Mike...

Butler County Landfill battles for expansion as wait period expiration looms

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

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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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...

Wood River continues recovery from 2019 flooding

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...