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Nebraska man sentenced for escape from halfway house in Iowa

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:14:42 GMT

A Nebraska man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison for escaping last year from a federal halfway house in western Iowa. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa says 28-year-old Keith Wayne Page, of Omaha, was sentenced Thursday to 16 months in prison for escape, to which he pleaded guilty in January.

US-led coalition cuts ties with partner force in fight against ISIS in Syria

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:06:23 GMT

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Taylor, Kelsay Among Those Entering Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:06:22 GMT

Former Nebraska quarterback Zac Taylor and defensive end Chad Kelsay are among the new members of the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame. Taylor set school passing records and was 2006 Big 12 offensive player of the year.

Nebraska agency unveils plan to improve public services

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:50:06 GMT

Nebraska's largest state agency has unveiled an initiative to improve services for children, low-income families and residents with mental health problems and developmental disabilities.

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts to watch solar eclipse from Carhenge

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:50:05 GMT

Alliance is one of several Nebraska community hosting viewing events because of its location.

Worsening drought conditions in parts of US stressing crops

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:36:12 GMT

Drought conditions are getting worse in several states, and extreme heat and weeks with little rain have begun to stress corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock in some areas. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln says nearly 11 percent of the continental United States is in moderate drought or worse.

Report: Nebraska worst performing economy in country

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:36:11 GMT

A report from a federal commerce bureau says the economies of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota logged the worst performance in the U.S. in the beginning of 2017, with economic output declining in all three states.

Today in Nebraska-August

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:36:10 GMT

1873 - A war party of Sioux Indians routed a group of Pawnee Indians on a buffalo hunt near present-day Trenton.

Voter by voter, GOP super PAC tries to separate the party from Trump

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:02:48 GMT

Kelsie McBlain, 15, left, and Jack Mowat, 17, interns with the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC, talk with Brad and Laura Schroeder while canvassing door-to-door in Omaha on Saturday. OMAHA - It was a humid Saturday morning, four hundred and seventy-three days before the next election, and Jack Mowat was walking door to door to support his congressman.

Introducing Salon's Young Americans project: Reporting from the red states

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:56:30 GMT

Of course, cultural divides are nothing new - and our nation bears the bitter scars of our historic internal rancor for them. But the 2016 election and its aftermath have left many of us wondering which America we're living in, and where we go from here.

Nebraska senators vote to repeal Obamacare, vote fails

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:59:37 GMT

If it had passed, the bill would go into affect in two years, giving legislature an opportunity to pass a replacement healthcare plan. "Republicans promised to fully repeal Obamacare and it turns out that's not really true," Sasse said.

Krist Named Nebraska's Most Effective Lawmaker

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:44:58 GMT

A member of the Nebraska Legislature who's running for Governor has received a well-timed honor. Fiscal Note, a consulting and software company that helps businesses and organizations improve their lobbying, has named the most effective member of each of the 50 state legislatures.

"We don't have a day off": A Nebraska cattle family pins its hopes on change

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:44:57 GMT

This feature is part of Salon's Young Americans initiative , showcasing emerging journalists reporting from America's red states. Read more Young Americans stories .

Nebraska school officials to help fight human trafficking

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:27:44 GMT

The Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force welcomed an auditorium full of Lincoln Public Schools officials Tuesday. Task force coordinator Glen Parks and Erin Aliano of the Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers presented a course into the sex trafficking world and how to recognize signs that students might be victims.

Truck driver takes plea deal in Lancaster County crash death

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:27:43 GMT

Court records say 68-year-old Gary Jacobsen pleaded no contest Tuesday in a Lincoln courtroom. Prosecutors dropped a related charge in exchange for Jacobsen's plea.

Man accused of burglary, stealing from Crane Trust

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:27:42 GMT

John Cochnar is charged with felony burglary and theft. His attorney didn't immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.

Researchers engineer 3-D hydrogels for tissue-specific cartilage repair

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:45:51 GMT

Unlike the one-size-fits-all, homogeneous approach to tissue engineering for cartilage replacement, a new study reports the ability to encapsulate cartilage-forming chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells in 3D hydrogels within a stiffness gradient. Researchers describe the formation of articular cartilage that shows zonal organization of the cells as it appears in native cartilage, as reported in an article be published in Tissue Engineering, Part A .