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Senator Terrell McKinney on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature

Holiday honoring Omaha native Malcolm X proposed for Nebraska

Nebraska senators are considering a bill that would implement a new holiday for Nebraska.  LB 53 proposes that annually on May 19, Nebraska would honor...
Two teenages sit together at a table and work on laptops.

Nebraska teens teach digital skills workshops in their communities

A year ago, 16-year-old Christina Xu found herself standing in front of 15 adults at a Lincoln senior center, talking about using emojis and...
A low-angle shot of a John Deere tractor cuts down a section of a hemp field, with razed stumps in the foreground and untouched stalks in the background.

State lawmakers deliberate bill that would loosen restrictions on hemp production

A new legislative bill is aiming to reduce the barriers to hemp production and research – and jumpstart Nebraska’s slumping hemp industry in the...
In a gymnasium, a man stands at a podium, surrounded by fifty tree saplings of different sizes and colors in pots. The two bleachers set up in the gym are full of people, with others standing behind and to the side, listening.

Western Nebraska small towns emerge as new powerhouses of tree-planting

Jerry Hardin, 75, of Gordon, wasn’t surprised when he found himself registering to become a state-certified arborist. In a way, his life had been...
Renderings of the Grand Island Casino Resort

Planned casino resort to bring changes to Grand Island

Grand Island may be best known as the home of the Nebraska State Fair, but someday soon, the Grand Island Casino Resort may get...
A luscious bed of roses laying beneath the UNL gateway.

Research team awarded largest arts and humanities grant in UNL history

Faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been awarded a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Over the next four...
A two-story building stands alone on a cold-February evening in Seward, Nebraska. A bright yellow sign with the word “Rivoli” hangs at the center of the building. On the sides, two signs flash “Dumb and Dumber, 7:00”

What small-town Nebraska movie theaters are doing to keep the doors open

Since the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, many businesses suffered economic blows, with some even being forced to close their doors. Small-town movie theaters were no...
Nebraska Legislative Study Group co-founders Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek, Brooklynne Rosado, Angie Philips and Christi Bradley join for a photo in a brown gazebo on a spring day. Trees are bright green with lush green grass in the background while pink foliage peaks out behind Bradley’s shoulder.

Nebraska Legislative Study Group prioritizes action, community in fifth year

Two years after Donald Trump won the 2016 president election, four Nebraska women joined to form a progressive political group in the state dedicated...
A red cow with two white horns stares straight ahead, surrounded by hay.

A step beyond organic: Two Nebraska farms embrace biodynamic agriculture

Beth Corymb is a fourth-generation farmer living in Scottsbluff. Although she grew up on her family’s farm, she was not always sure that was...