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The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.

Tracking 2022 races for the Nebraska Legislature

As results trickle in for the state’s next legislators, follow along as the Nebraska News Service tracks which candidates will join the Nebraska Legislature...
A student sits behind a computer that reads, "Thank you! Your vote has been recorded." The student finishes voting in LPS Student Vote 2022.

LPS Student Vote in 30th year offers students a voice in upcoming election

LINCOLN — As voters line up at the polls for election day in 2022, students in Lincoln Public Schools have already cast their votes in...
Several players huddle around the key of a basketball court as a shot is put up from the free throw line

Project Backboard brings a global basketball art project to Lincoln

0 City officials and residents celebrated the opening of the new mural at the Antelope Park basketball courts on Oct. 5. The court is part...
The Lincoln City Council meets at its weekly meeting on Monday, Oct. 17. Pictured are six of the seven council members at their seats on the Council.

Lincoln City Council approves ‘trial run’ for beer at PBA Husker basketball games

LINCOLN — The Lincoln City Council on Monday, Oct. 17, approved an amendment to the lease and operating agreement between Lincoln and the University...
Nebraskan Signs Petition for Minimum Wage

Some small business owners advocate for a higher minimum wage, others express concerns

While the cost of labor is the largest expense for small businesses — in some cases up to 70 percent of total costs —...
A pile of beets lay on the white table. The beets are deep red in color with dark green leaves at the top. The beets are held together by a rubber band.

As misfit produce gains prominence, Nebraska farmers share how they repurpose waste

Lincoln farmers at commercial and local levels battle misfit produce each harvest. Misfit produce — those that have blemishes, an abnormal shape or overripe...
Woman making coffee at an espresso machine

Through struggles, Lincoln women business owners find success

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...
Woman looks at camera while perched on balcony in bookstore.

Against supply chain issues, local bookstores get creative

With worldwide supply chain shortages impacting everything from semiconductors to the beef industry, it is easy to overlook local bookstores, another market suffering from...
Professor Bender took his JOUR 189H Freedom of Expression students to Washington D.C.

Bender to retire after 32 years

After almost completely switching his career path in college, John Bender, associate dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications,...
Shows an Uber dropping off a passenger

Lincoln and Omaha DUI rates declining due to rising Uber usage

About 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day — that's one person every 52 minutes. However, Nebraska’s cities have...