LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has announced a new effort to clamp down on human trafficking, stop traffickers and help their victims.

OPS students' math, reading test scores improve

Nov 21, 2012

Test scores are improving in Nebraska’s largest school district, but Omaha Public Schools officials say there’s still work to do.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The trial for a former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack has been set for Jan. 7.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers should have an easier time balancing the budget next year, thanks to growing revenue and shrinking expenses.

A new report shows Nebraska is making some progress when it comes to lowering the rate of babies born prematurely.

As Alexander Payne returns to the state to film Nebraska, his next movie, a new book by Omaha author-journalist Leo Adam Biga provides a revealing look at the emergence and development of Omaha's favorite film director. Omaha Public Radio's Michael Lyon spoke with Biga about his new book.

BBB warns of text message phishing scam

Nov 16, 2012

If you get a text message saying you could win a $1000 gift card from Target, delete it: it’s a scam.

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

Nov 16, 2012

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming "fiscal cliff" and other factors have shaken confidence in the region's economy for the coming months.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries is picking up again as groups urge President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Board of Education and the Nebraska Department of Education will hold public meetings from five cities around the state to discuss social studies standards.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans are being asked to keep an eye out for whooping cranes as the birds migrate through Nebraska on their way to winter grounds along the Gulf Coast in Texas.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are planning to revisit a proposed legislative salary increase that was overwhelmingly rejected by voters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The USDA has lowered its predictions for the drought-stunted corn crops in Iowa and Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Revenue is reporting $228 million in October net tax receipts, an amount roughly in line with the state's certified forecast.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska already faces a nursing shortage. But a top dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center says the need will grow even more under the federal health care law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Canadian company that wants to build another oil pipeline to carry crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries remains optimistic about the project after President Barack Obama won re-election.

Nebraska voters split on constitutional amendments

Nov 7, 2012

LINCOLN--Nebraskans voted to ensure their right to hunt and fish, but denied state senators an extra term and more pay.

Deb Fischer elected to U.S. Senate

Nov 6, 2012

Republican State Senator Deb Fischer will be Nebraska’s new U.S. Senator.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has made sure Nebraska will remain entirely red on this year's political maps by winning the entire state.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the 12th consecutive election, a Republican presidential candidate is victorious in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Polls are opening across Nebraska so voters can answer the final and most important poll on who they want to be president and who they want to represent them in Washington and Lincoln.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Nov 6, 2012

10.8 percent of Douglas County adults reported being diagnosed with diabetes last year, according to a Community Health Needs Assessment done by Live Well Omaha.

Early voting ends Monday

Nov 5, 2012

Monday is the last day of early voting for the 2012 general election.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's U.S. Senate race that once appeared headed for a blowout has gotten newfound attention with a frenzy of spending on political ads and some polls showing the race could be tightening.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is seeing a steady increase in voters who are shunning both political parties and registering as independents.

Voter registration, early voting deadlines approaching

Oct 26, 2012

Friday is the deadline to register to vote for the November 6 election if you haven’t already done so.

Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena says the early voting record set in 2008 has been broken this election season, with less than two weeks to the General Election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child advocates are asking Nebraska lawmakers to extend state services to youths who are pushed out of foster care because of age limits.

Nebraska lawmakers set hearing on foster care services

Oct 22, 2012

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on children who "age out" of the state's foster care system.