Like the rest of the nation, Nebraska struggled with unusually warm night-time temperatures this summer — a strain on plants and animals alike because they have less opportunity to recover from summer's daytime heat.
Two single women — a surgeon and a finance executive — separately moved from New York to Omaha a decade ago to find jobs, then wound up as neighbors and became fast friends. Now one is leaving for a new position.
The Papio Missouri River Natural Resources District will be constructing two reservoirs, one north of Cornhusker Road between 114th and 120th streets and another near 108th and Lincoln Road, over the next two years.
But construction will not begin until the United States Fish and Wildlife Service completes its review on the project's impact on the endangered American burying beetle. And State Sen. Tom Brewer says he is still working to convince the Fish and Wildlife Service to also require an incidental take permit for the endangered whooping crane.
A wave of alternative Nebraska license plates may be on the way. New Nebraska plates now pop up often, because organizations can have a specialty plate created with 250 applications and DMV approval. People who want the plates pay an extra fee.
The ticket was sold at the Hy-Vee Gas station at 828 E. 23rd St. It matched the five white winning numbers (06, 10, 21, 35, and 46), but not the red Powerball (23). The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.
Fans of the annual migration aren't likely to see birds in impressive numbers until March 15 or so. But the wait could yield the viewing experience of a lifetime, in part because it would coincide with the peak of the waterfowl migration.
As the Nebraska State Fair celebrates its 150th anniversary and its 10th year in Grand Island, the fair announced that visitors can purchase gate passes for as low as $2 per admission through a variety of package deals.
Fonner Park had a full house Sunday as thousands gathered for a day at the horse track. Along with the thoroughbred horses, what brought a lot of families to the track were races featuring camels and ostriches.
A controversial high-voltage power line planned through Nebraska’s Sand Hills will move forward after the Nebraska Public Power District received federal approval of its plans to protect an endangered insect along the route.
If you're heading to the airport and want to use the new garage, you'll stay on Abbott Drive, pass the new $70 million garage, then immediately turn onto a new driveway that leads to the North Garage entrance.
Tom Osborne, Clayton Anderson and more reminisce on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and man's first steps on the moon, which has Nebraskans — and all Americans — thinking about astronaut Neil Armstrong's amazing feat.
A move by Denver-area suburbs to hold back more Platte River water could have a big impact on Nebraska interests downstream, including the sandhill cranes who depend on those flows to create their sandbar habitats.
The Omaha City Council's options narrowed in recent days, after the city received bids for Mayor Jean Stothert's idea for supplemental yard-waste collection. A second company would allow yard-waste pickup year-round, but limit it to one cart.
The photos show the couple on a paved trail, with the bluff and an arched rock entry behind them. One photo shows the man down on his right knee with his right arm outstretched. A second photo shows the couple taking a selfie.
Losses from a collapsed irrigation tunnel are insurable for agricultural producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said the agency has determined that because the collapse was due to a natural cause — unusually high precipitation — producers can submit claims for their losses.
Hotel assignments are always a tricky business at the every-four-years party conventions. The choicest spots tend to go to larger swing states or to the home state of the nominee. But Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb told The World-Herald, “We’re going to make the best of it. If it’s your first convention, you’re just thrilled to physically be there.”
The group’s senior economist told reporters Tuesday that the trade hit comes on top of pressures such as poor weather conditions and adverse federal policy moves on ethanol. And while the subsidies authorized by the Trump administration are intended to help tide farmers over, they aren’t making them whole.
Sen. Ben Sasse's spokesman James Wegmann has said that while Sasse will support the “Republican ticket,” he opted not to be an honorary chair for President Donald Trump because he was told doing so amounted to “a pledge to never disagree.” Rep. Don Bacon said, “I not only did not pledge, I had verification that that wasn’t the expectation at all."
“When you’re in this battle of trying to bring about change, you get discouraged, so you need to have events like this to give you the energy to be able to continue the fight,” said Willie Hamilton, founder of Black Men United, who was moved to tears during the event held in Emancipation Hall.
A group of Yazidi journalists met with Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., in his Capitol Hill office Wednesday as part of a State Department international leadership program. Fortenberry represents one of the largest concentrations of Yazidis in the United States.
The College of Engineering is seen as a key element in addressing Nebraska's workforce problems. Statewide reports decry Nebraska's shortage of engineers, information technology specialists and technically skilled workers.
Kobach wanted to determine if any of the people on this list were in the country illegally and hinted that if the information he provided led to anyone being arrested or deported, he’d be fine with that
A fire alarm system that took more than a year to fix, problems with heating and cooling, and elevators that break down frequently are among the problems cited by tenants. The state building division administrator said that state officials take a "very proactive role" in dealing with maintenance problems, but that there have been complicating factors.
President Donald Trump recently agreed to a proposal that would help ethanol producers recover from losses caused by refinery waivers. Iowa Sen. Grassley and his fellow Republican Sen. Joni Ernst have said they need to see the proposal on paper before they feel comfortable that it will hold.
Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced that free gun locks will be offered to applicants for state handgun purchase permits in Lancaster County, and that the city will step up public education efforts, including more public service announcements, about gun safety strategies.
WellCare, one of the three companies that administer Medicaid services for about 228,000 Nebraska patients under the state's Heritage Health program, will merge with Centene, another of the three companies. Indianapolis-based Anthem will take over WellCare's Medicaid plans in Nebraska, meaning the state will still have three choices for coverage.
Howard Hansen is not a household name. He is not a major force of history. But his life counts, and his story matters, and the fact he was able to tell it and someone was able to listen and write it down and make copies is an important example.
Store owners pointed the finger for the recent lung disease epidemic at black-market vape cartridges containing THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. But health advocates said federal health officials have not yet reached any conclusions.
Bloomberg reported this week that the Trump administration has tentatively agreed to a final plan for offsetting waivers that ethanol backers say have hammered demand for their products and are plunging many operations into the red. But ethanol backers have seen those headlines over and over again.
State Sen. Kate Bolz, 40, joins political newcomer Barbara Ramsey, a 31-year-old security analyst, in seeking the Democratic nomination to the 1st Congressional District seat that is held by eight-term Republican Jeff Fortenberry.
Proving that a plant is marijuana and not hemp requires testing that until this week was unavailable in Nebraska. Some counties have suspended prosecution of cases involving possession of small amounts marijuana because of the expense of obtaining out-of-state tests.
Among the features of the new system, users will be able to check the status of specialty plates online, and vehicle fleets will be able to complete registrations online. VicToRy, officials said, also will allow some manual processes to be automated, thus reducing the opportunity for errors.