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5 Reasons Rural Nebraska Needs the Medicaid Redesign Act

By Jon Bailey on February 26, 2015 - 10:52am The Medicaid Redesign Act, LB 472, is critical for rural Nebraska. It’s intended to provide low-income working Nebraskans with health insurance.  LB 472 would create a Nebraska-specific plan for cost-effective health care for the coverage gap population of about 54,000. Show More Summary

Honoring Barb David, a Farm to School Champion

By Sarah Smith on February 23, 2015 - 3:51pm On Valentine’s Day this year, Nebraska faced the loss of Farm to School champion and innovative agricultural entrepreneur, Barb David of Oak Ridge Farms Hydroponics. She passed away at home in Ord. Show More Summary

LB 423 Invests in Nebraska Energy Future

By Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch on February 23, 2015 - 12:00am Nebraska has some of the best wind energy resources in the nation, yet, wind energy only accounts for 4.8% of Nebraska’s energy generation. Wind power is capable of meeting 118 times Nebraska’s current electricity needs, but we still rely on imports to meet our demand. Show More Summary

The Kool-Aid Museum!

I gave a talk last week at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Before I left, Michael Moss, who wrote the New York Times investigative report about Hasting’s USDA animal research facility, mentioned the Kool-Aid museum. The Kool-Aid museum? As it happens, I adore museum exhibits devoted to single food items.  The Hastings Museum houses a permanent […]

Equality news round-up: Kentucky anti-transgender “bathroom bill” passes state senate panel, and more

11 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

News from Kentucky, Alabama, Nebraska, and more. The post Equality news round-up: Kentucky anti-transgender “bathroom bill” passes state senate panel, and more appeared first on Equality On Trial.

Keystone XL story definitely not over. Nebraska lawsuits could delay permit decision for years

13 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Suncor tar-sands processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, in September. In 1967, Suncor helped pioneer the commercial development of Canada's oil sands, one of the largest petroleum resource basins in the world. You wouldn't...Show More Summary

Nebraska Football: Power Ranking Huskers Fans' 2015 Road Trips

Many Nebraska football fans are suffering through winter’s dying throes, either digging out from snowfall or enduring subzero wind chills. So it’s a good time to look at the upcoming 2015 schedule and start dreaming of trips to take this football season. Nebraska has five road games in 2015. Show More Summary

Explore Nebraska's Carhenge, A Monument to American Ingenuity

Along a lonely stretch of highway in Alliance, Nebraska sits a mysterious monument to America's rich history of putting the pedal to the metal: Carhenge. We sent our roving photographer, Joel Schat, out to capture the classic roadside...Show More Summary

Hold Onto Your Hat!

I’ve done a lot of traveling in my day, but never spent much time in Chicago – “The Windy City” – other than a quick layover in O’Hare. I have, however, spent many, many years in Nebraska. When I moved back home after living in Denver for two years, I recall thinking, “I don’t remember Nebraska being this windy!” But... Read More

Nebraska paper prematurely reports judge’s same-sex marriage ruling

A story on the expected same-sex marriage ruling was posted to in error Tuesday night. — Lincoln Journal Star (@JournalStarNews) February 25, 2015

Nebraska Football: Everything You Need to Know About Brian Stewart

Nebraska football fans, say hello to Brian Stewart. During a Tuesday announcement from head coach Mike Riley, the former Maryland defensive coordinator was officially named the Huskers' new secondary coach. “I couldn ’t be more excited to be a part of the Nebraska football program,” Stewart said. Show More Summary

'Home Run Threat' RB Ameer Abdullah Best Fit for Eagles, Patriots, Lions

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah enters the 2015 NFL draft as a highly touted running back prospect. Where will his skills fit best? Which teams could draft him? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL Draft Analyst Matt Miller discuss Abdullah 's NFL future in the video above. Read more NFL news on

Cops: Woman Drowned Puppy In Airport Toilet After Not Being Allowed To Board Plane With Animal

Cynthia Anderson, 56, is locked up in a Nebraska jail on a felony animal abuse charge. read more...


SOLAR ADDS VALUE TO HOME PRICE Appraising Solar Energy’s Value; Solar Panels and Home Values Lisa Prevost, February 20, 2015 (NY Times) “New research sponsored by the Department of Energy shows that buyers are willing to pay more for...Show More Summary

Plotting Your Favorite Novels Visually

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Matthew Jockers, a professor at the University of Nebraska, is at work compiling data from novels in an attempt to determine if they share set of common plots.

Simon Joyner shares new song “Nostalgia Blues” — listen

Nebraska songwriter shares second single from his new album, Grass, Branch & Bone.

The Keystone XL veto: first of many, or the only one necessary?

Non-news flash: President Obama vetoed the bill Tuesday that would have forced the administration to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from eastern Alberta to the southern edge of Nebraska.

Randy Gregory: Will His Size Hurt Him as a Professional?

I've been following the draft closely for years now, and to me, Randy Gregory is the most interesting player in this particular class for one reason: We haven't really seen a player like him before. Gregory was listed by Nebraska, where he played two years, as a 6'6", 240-pound giant. Show More Summary

Baby Chameleon Emerging from His Egg

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska is now the home of 7 baby Carpet Chameleons who were born between January 12 and February 12. The species is native to Madagascar and is among the smallest chameleon species in the world. At this stage, they're really small. Each baby weighs about as much as 4 toothpicks! You can see more photos at Zooborns.

Nebraska Football: Realistic Expectations for Mike Riley in 2015

Nebraska football fans, like most fanbases, tend not to dwell on the reasonable. The word “fan,” derived from “fanatic,” suggests a tendency to demand the unreachable and expect glory regardless of the challenges facing their favored team. But, of course, part of our job here is to curb that enthusiasm, or at least direct it. Show More Summary

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