DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $35 million in federal grants to support farmers markets and other local farm programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking for ways to bolster the state's rural emergency medical services, which rely heavily on volunteers despite difficult and time-consuming training requirements.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The resignation of a Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services administrator came after state officials discovered she had inflated her academic credentials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is set to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an event at the Capitol.

International travelers flying in to Omaha on private planes will have a more streamlined process when checking items through Customs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union wants a federal judge to order Nebraska to list both parents on birth certificates of children born to same-sex couples.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Beatrice and its mayor are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a former mayoral candidate who says his property was condemned as retaliation for his criticisms of the mayor.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker from Gretna has been chosen as one of two state legislators in the nation to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say they've received 870 applications for online voter registration over a 24-hour period.

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Opponents have renewed calls for eliminating the agency that regulates Nebraska's oil and gas industry, saying its decision on an oil production wastewater site posed a reckless threat to groundwater.