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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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Power District has voted to shutter the nation's smallest nuclear power plant in Fort Calhoun.

Bicycles, coffee and workforce development training

Jun 16, 2016

What do bicycles, coffee, and work force development training have in common? Omaha Public Radio’s News Intern Krista Johnson has the answer.

  

  

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings says searchers have recovered the body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy snatched by an alligator at Walt Disney World.

AAA Nebraska shows Nebraska's "nice" side at the CWS

Jun 15, 2016

Planning to enjoy some of the College World Series festivities? AAA will be doing their part to ensure you have a great time.

Is Omaha a biking friendly community to you? Well if not, you should know there are quite a few organizations in the area working to change that. With more, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s Krista Johnson...

The Emerald Ash Borer has arrived in Omaha

Jun 9, 2016

The US Department of Agriculture has confirmed the presence of Emerald Ash Borer in Ash trees that were removed from Pulaski Park, at 40th and G Streets, earlier this week.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — All sides of the ethanol and biofuels debate are getting the chance to weigh in on a federal agency's proposal to boost the amount of renewable fuels blended into gasoline.

Do Space is offering “The Summer of Invention” through an assortment of classes.

Last year, more than 24,000 people participated in the Omaha Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Local governments in Nebraska will have more flexibility to complete road and bridge repairs under new regulations approved by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

The new Active Commuting Toolkit is designed to help local businesses enable their employees to leave their cars at home and utilize healthier modes of transportation, when they can.

The Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is asking for the public’s assistance in ranking transportation scenarios for particular project areas.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 500 Vietnam veterans from Nebraska have returned to their home state with a warm welcome from a large crowd after they spent the day in Washington, D.C.

Omaha has 11,000 ash trees in its parks, on the right of ways the city maintains and on public property.

Hunger Free Heartland hosted a kickoff event on June 1st at Millard Public Schools’ Holling Heights Elementary to announce the start of free summer meals programs across the state.

A unique bike race for very young children takes place in Lincoln this weekend, the Strider Cup. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials say the city has amassed enough funds to build a permanent hazardous waste facility that could open by fall 2017.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The new property tax valuation notices sent to about 100,000 Douglas County homeowners reflect the increases and reductions ordered by the state.

A new study conducted by UNO found that an increase in marijuana-related arrests has occurred in Nebraska since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities will receive a grant for $125,000 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An apartment complex will be built on the site of an old Omaha church.

ICAN, The Institute for Career Advancement Needs, has a new four-part speaker series, beginning tomorrow, May 25th. 

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Census figures show that the Omaha suburb of Bellevue is Nebraska's fastest-growing city.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha nonprofit has been awarded more than $1.4 million by the federal government to provide housing for the homeless in certain Nebraska counties.

The Omaha Press Club’s Noon Forum this month focused on Human Trafficking. More than a quarter of a million people are trafficked in the U.S. every year.

The Creighton Global Initiative recently awarded $1.5 million to 30 different university projects.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Canadian-based company plans to replace sections of its Keystone pipeline so the company can begin pumping oil at higher pressure.

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