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Lincoln senator calls for new legislation, residents speak about racism

The exterior of the Nebraska State Capitol building on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
One Nebraska state senator is calling for legislative reform to address the racial injustice Lincoln community members testified about at a June 9 legislative forum.

Police departments nationwide face shortage of officers

Police officers salute
By Cassandra Kostal Where there’s strength in numbers, law enforcement agencies across the country are showing signs of weakness. No one knows that better than Brad...

Police departments seek outside help to provide help for mentally ill

Logo of REAL program showing turtle with wings
By Cassandra Kostal It’s not easy to stop an assailant that can’t be seen. For people who suffer from mental health issues, law enforcement is often...

Once reluctant to be a cop, officer has now found her...

Police cruisers with flashing sirens
By Cassandra Kostal Kate Schwenke never thought that she wanted to be a cop. But now the Lincoln police officer’s passion is unmistakable as she talks...

Shrouded in taboo, sugaring becoming more common on campuses

By Amantha Dickman and Sarah Ruff It wasn’t about getting a piece of a glamorous lifestyle seen in Instagram posts for Amanda, 23. There were...

Immigrants discuss challenges of coming to the US

By Amantha Dickman and Sarah Ruff The year was 1975. There was only one chance for Bao Tram Pham-Chamberlain and her family to get out...

Land and water: farmers adapt to climate change

By Brandon Thomas and Brandon VanDeMortel As climate predictions remain ominous, farmers are increasingly utilizing sustainable methods in their farming practices. But will they...

Senators agree: civility important, difficult in digital age

State Senators Anna Wishart and Patty Pansing Brooks speak to the Peace and Civility gathering at UNL
By Sarah Parkin and Brandon Thomas In an age of instant gratification online and 24 hour news cycles, a group of Nebraska state senators said...

Yazidis rally to help flood victims and share their immigration story

By Elizabeth Rembert Zayed Eesa was in Washington, D.C., when he heard about Nebraska’s flooding, but he caught the next flight out to start organizing...

Diverse backgrounds combine to create culture of North Star boys soccer...

By Ben Jones It’s obvious how unifying soccer is if you step onto the field for a practice at Lincoln North Star High School A kid...