Children

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will debate a bill aimed at making sure adoptive parents do not lose parental rights if they change their minds about allowing contact with a child's birth parents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Foster children in Nebraska could have more chances to play sports, join a sleepover with friends and attend school dances under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Nebraska's ban on gay foster parents no longer in place, Christian placement agencies say they might be forced to choose between their religious beliefs and state funding.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

A 35-year-old former Omaha middle school teacher is charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man has been accused of abusing a baby who's suffered at least 20 fractures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state oversight agency report says Nebraska's child welfare system showed little progress in keeping children in their homes.

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