Saturday, May 27, 2023


Home Metro
News from Lincoln and Omaha
A man on a computer and women on her phone sit across from each other at a table.

Economic development initiative aims to keep young talent in Nebraska

Lincoln’s Department of Economic Development, a state agency dedicated to growing Nebraska, has been working on an initiative to keep young talented individuals in...
A German-Shepard/husky puppy sits alone in a cage in an open field on a chilly morning in early February. In the distance, moderate clouds cover the sky and a few trees are scattered on the left side. Taking up a majority of the right side is a partially withered sign with a no-symbol. It reads “Littering, Dumping up to $100 fine. Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful."

Pet abandonment is illegal in Nebraska, but thousands of strays are taken in every...

In early February, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office got a report on a puppy left in a cage along a Lancaster County road. After...
A barista is preparing a shot of espresso on a shiny silver espresso machine at Stories Coffee Company

Nebraska’s coffee culture heats up with the growth of independent cafes

Nebraska has experienced a surge in its coffee culture, with the number of independent cafes increasing in popularity and quantity.  Nebraska is the 20th ranked...
Pictured here are two hands showing off their nails in front of a green bush. The nails are in the shape of a coffin and each nail is a different color. The colors include dark green, light green, coral and soft pink. The nails feature a 3D application in the shape of flowers. Each flower is surrounded in rhinestones.

Lincoln nail artist getting national notice for her work

After her parents opened a salon in Crete, 15-year-old Evie Le vowed she’d never do nails.  But nearly 10 years later, at 24, Le is...
A photo of Prescott Elementary School, a tan stone building with a north and south corridor connecting to the main building. A red, white and blue American flag along with blue Nebraskan flag blow with the wind on a flagpole.

‘If you see something, say something’ advice that prevented violence at Prescott Elementary

After a fifth grader brought a loaded handgun to Prescott Elementary School, Lincoln Public School staff and local authorities began taking steps to peacefully...
Naomi Savage kneeling next to an orange bin filled with orbeez. This activity was offered only for the Sensory Sunday event as a new component because of it's different textures. Photo by Kylee Sodomka/NNS

Lincoln Children’s Museum is available for entire community with Sensory Sundays

On the third Sunday of each month, the Lincoln Children's Museum hosts "Sensory Sunday." For two hours before the museum opens, children that are...
A woman uses a hair dryer to dry orange, green, yellow and blue paint on an egg-shaped door hanger.

How non-profit organizations are providing socialization and business opportunities through art

For Anna Alcalde, art is like yoga for the brain.  “Art helps you with freeform thinking, thinking off the path,” Alcalde said. “A lot of...
A Northeast high school student looks over UNL agronomy student, Nolan Weber's shoulder as he applies fertilizer to an indoor corn plant garden using a gallon jug.

Nationwide effort teaches local high school students about opportunities in the agricultural field

Green Career Week is a nationwide effort created by the 'Seed Your Future' organization. The week is held twice a year. Once from Feb. 27-March...