DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State lawyers representing Gov. Kim Reynolds say lawmakers lack the legal standing to bring a lawsuit challenging her use of a reserve fund to plug a budget hole.

Hal France, conductor of Opera Omaha's latest offering, "Falstaff" is live in studio with Mike Hogan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has revoked an honorary admiralship from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor and lecturer who were involved in a protest against a conservative student group.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County Board has given approval needed to build a drive-in movie theater on farmland west of Omaha.

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Frank LaMere was the guest speaker at the last Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.

Omaha Symphony principal flutist Maria Harding joins Mike Hogan to discuss "Tango Romantico."

Jason Fischer's documentary, "Out of Frame: Unseen Poverty in the Heartland" screens tonight at the Ruth Sokolof Theater at 7:00 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal designed to ensure Nebraska abortion providers don't get federal money has opened a sharp divide between organizations that oppose abortion and those that support the right.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The debate over last summer's confrontation between a conservative student and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer prompted the new leader of a faculty group to resign.

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE screens for one night only at the Dundee Theatre on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln City Council is expected to approve the spending of about $20 million for four new fire stations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state audit has found numerous irregularities and poor accounting at Nebraska's three state colleges.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska residents could see their health insurance premiums spike in future years now that Congress has effectively repealed a legal requirement to purchase coverage, but advocates say it's too early to know by how much.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa caucuses will take place as planned despite snow that is expected to make travel difficult in much of the state.

Mike Markey plays the character of Hugh Dorsey in the musical "Parade" which opens this weekend at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is challenging anglers to catch all four species of trout available in Nebraska and earn recognition for doing so through the new Nebraska Trout Slam.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Tourism Commission is urging everyone to start planning their 2018 vacations in hopes that more residents will use stockpiled days off from work.

Metropolitan Community College has several speakers planned for Black History Month.

Lisa Sekundiak joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on Morning Edition to discuss the 11th Annual Ultra Chic Boutique fundraiser which benefits the Alzheimer's Association of Nebraska Chapter. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who is running for governor is suing the state to overturn a law that imposes the nation's highest bar on independent candidates to qualify for statewide races.

The Nebraska AIDS Project has been around since 1984, and the need for its services continues to be strong.

The Green Omaha Coalition is a group of leaders who help endorse sustainability in the Omaha area.

Iowa Flu Update

Feb 1, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Public Health says it's received numerous reports of norovirus illnesses in the past few weeks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — BNSF railroad is planning to invest $3.3 billion in its railroad again this year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states slipped over the past month but still pointed to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions.

Conservationist photographer Alex Wiles joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" on Morning Edition to discuss his current exhibition at Fontenelle Forest.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is pitching his property and income tax plan to lawmakers while acknowledging that the package still needs some work.

Next Tuesday, the Douglas County Health Department is holding a free forum called, “The Prediabetes Predicament: What Business Leaders Can Do To Take Action.” 

Train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck, 1 on truck killed

Jan 31, 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican policy retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck in a rural Virginia town on Wednesday. No lawmakers or aides were reported injured, but the White House said one person was killed and another was seriously hurt.

Ablan Roblin, director of Blue Barn Theater's new production, Venus in Fur, along with dramaturge Barry Carmen and Producing Artistic Director, Susan Clement-Toberer join Mike Hogan for "Live & Local" on Morning Edition.