families Iowa West Foundation awards $6.4 million in grants for education, community projects By Katie Knapp Schubert • Feb 25, 2016 The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs. 'Shared parenting' bills to come up in session By Associated Press • Nov 24, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of fathers and family-law attorneys will again ask lawmakers to change Nebraska's parental custody laws, which they argue are unfair to men. One in three Nebraska families low-income By Katie Knapp Schubert • Nov 3, 2014 A new report from Nebraska Appleseed says 37 percent of low-income families have at least one parent without health insurance. Alternative Response program seeks to connect families with support services By Katie Knapp Schubert • Oct 23, 2014 A new state program seeks to provide an alternative approach for dealing with issues of abuse and neglect. Three same-sex couples challenging Nebraska foster parent policy By Associated Press • Aug 27, 2013 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three same-sex couples are challenging a Nebraska policy that prevents them from serving as foster parents.