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NET News: Nebraska Tradition Continues with Start of Chautauqua

Fri, 26 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A Nebraska tradition continues tomorrow, an event that was an important part of the state’s social fabric more than 100 years ago and then made a comeback in the 1980’s. Chautauqua begins in Seward, and the subject is a war the United States entered exactly a century ago.(image)


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NET News: USDA reorganization shakes confidence in Trump's rural agenda

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The new Agriculture Secretary wants to change rural development at USDA. And while Secretary Perdue say it will put his attention on rural growth, some rural advocates are worried it will compromise the Trump Administration’s commitment to small town America.(image)


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NET News: 2017 legislative wrapup story

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

In the just-ended legislative session, Nebraska lawmakers balanced a budget at one point projected to have a nearly $1 billion shortfall. But they also left behind a lot of unfinished business, and in some people’s view undermined the Unicameral’s nonpartisanship.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 052317

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The Nebraska Legislature ended its 2017 session Tuesday with lawmakers offering different perspectives on what they accomplished and what remains to be done.(image)


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NET News: FDR's Great Wall of Trees: The Prairie States Forestry Project

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

One of the biggest New Deal projects of the 1930s took the form of a giant landscape planning project across the Great Plains. In today’s NET News Signature Story, Ariana Brocious tells us the history of the Prairie States Forestry Project.(image)


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NET News: Wildlife Education

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Nebraska teachers are trying to find creative ways to get their students out of the classroom, and out into nature. It's part of a larger push to get kids interested in the natural sciences by learning about the state's wildlife.(image)


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NET News: Leading Center for Sustainable Agriculture Hangs On, Barely

Fri, 19 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A leading research center focused on local farmers and environmental conservation is hanging on by a thread, even as the movement to diversify agriculture, which it helped launch, continues to thrive.(image)


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NET News: Four decades after rape conviction, Omaha man gets parole

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

In 1975 Juneal Pratt was convicted of rape and an unrelated purse snatching in Omaha. While in jail, he earned additional time for two escape attempts. At an April 27, 2017 meeting, the Parole Board voted 3-1 to grant Pratt parole. From the day he was arrested, and in multiple unsuccessful court app...(image)


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NET News: legislative update 051717

Wed, 17 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

In a day of sometimes bitter debate, Nebraska lawmakers failed Wednesday to override any of Gov. Pete Ricketts’ budget vetoes.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 051617

Tue, 16 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Tuesday recommended overriding a little more than half the money Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed out of the budget for the next two years. The move sets up a showdown over spending that some say extends beyond the next two years.(image)


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NET News: legislative update 051517

Mon, 15 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday he has vetoed $56.5 million worth of spending approved by the Legislature, which must now decide whether it wants to try and override those vetoes. And lawmakers advanced a bill supporters say will help address a housing shortage that’s hurting economic developmen...(image)


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NET News: How prescription opioids are killing Nebraskans

Mon, 15 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Lots of people take prescription opioid painkillers to deal with acute pain. But abuse of these is killing Nebraskans. Mike Tobias talks with Nebraska’s attorney general and a pain physician about the problem and the battle against it. The interviews are from the NET News “Speaking of Nebraska” disc...(image)


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