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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska prison officials are planning a series of changes to reduce inmate crowding and improve working conditions for correctional employees.

Where are Nebraskans Moving? is the second of six policy briefs planned by the Platte Institute for Economic Research for their report, Removing Barriers in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor in Nebraska has settled her sex discrimination lawsuit against government officials.

Twins with a mission: sustainability

Jul 14, 2016

Well-known in the community for their role in making Omaha’s environmental health a priority, the Williams brothers keep busy educating themselves and others about sustainability.  With more, here's Omaha Public Radio News Intern, Krista Johnson...

Motor vehicle related fatalities are rising in the state according to preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's still nice, and it's also still home to the good life.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, is accepting public input on the Heartland 2050 Draft Action Plan through the end of the month.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha has temporarily stopped grinding some neighborhood streets into dirt roads as officials decide whether to pay for repairing those streets instead.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating an officer who said in a Facebook post that the Black Lives Matter movement is racist and is against white officers.

United Way of the Midlands just received a $10,000 grant from the Kum & Go Company to help kids improve their reading skills.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha taxpayers would subsidize the construction of a new University of Nebraska Medical Center training facility under a new funding plan.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A year after bird flu forced fairs across Iowa to cancel poultry shows, the competitions are returning this summer.

Why Growing Nebraska Matters is the first of six policy briefs in a new series focused on Economic Barriers that Block Nebraska’s Path to Job & Population Growth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska government officials are touting their commitment to state employees who serve in military reserve units.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police made arrests on a variety of alcohol related charges during the College World Series.

The Offutt Air Show returns at the end of July

Jul 5, 2016

July 30th and 31st, Offutt Air Force Base will host their 25-50-75 Offutt Anniversary Air Show.

The Omaha Police Department will host a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Protect your pets from the fireworks this weekend

Jul 1, 2016

With Independence Day approaching quickly, fireworks will be heard throughout the city all weekend long.

The 4th of July weekend will be filled with celebrations. 

AAA expects an increase in travelers this weekend

Jun 29, 2016

AAA is anticipating big travel crowds for this upcoming holiday weekend.

The Iowa West Foundation’s Board of Directors approved more than $5 million in grants and initiatives for 19 nonprofits and government organizations in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.

With temperatures and utility costs rising, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services wants people to know that help is available for those who meet the income criteria.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will become one of the nation's first states to offer special tax-free savings accounts to people with disabilities.

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's public power utility says its nuclear power plant in eastern Nebraska has been temporarily taken offline for a minor malfunction.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Five people have been injured in a downtown Omaha collision between a firetruck and a sport utility vehicle.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lancaster County will close a less-secure section of its youth detention center Aug. 1.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After struggling through major droughts and legal battles over water rights, Nebraska is moving forward with an effort to keep the state's water drinkable and abundant.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers say the recent escape of two convicted sex offenders highlights larger problems within the state prison system that have not yet been addressed.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha has released its 2016 Women in Leadership Report, its third such report in 20 years.

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