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McPherson County Star Signs With NPCC

North Platte Community College Lady Knights Head Volleyball coach Alexa Hopping has signed Ashley Starr to a national letter of intent for the upcoming school year. Starr played volleyball for the McP... Read More

Nebraska oil and gas board cleared in meetings laws dispute

A special investigator says the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission didn't violate state open meetings law when it met last month to consider a proposed wastewater disposal well in Sioux County.      Bold Nebraska and the Nebraska Sierra... Read More

Bertrand Track And Field Invite Results

Boys 1) Bertrand 124 2) Mullen 109 3) Southern Valley 101 4) Maxwell 49 5) Wilcox/Hildreth 41 6) Loomis 32 7) Alma 29.25 8) Sumner/Eddyville/Miller 28.25 9) Eustis/Farnam 7.25 10) Overton 1.25 2015 Bertrand Invite - b... Read More

Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. Previous studies have suggested that... Read More

Bird flu found in 4 more NW Iowa poultry farms

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens. The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable cases of avian influenz... Read More

Immigrants contribute to national economy while lawmakers struggle with reform efforts

Editor's Note: Sophie Tatum was one of nine student journalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., with the National Newspaper Association Foundation as a fellow to cover immigration reform. This story takes a look at immigration from a national pe... Read More

Truckers strike at nation's biggest port complex over wages

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California are walking off the job in a dispute over their wages and employee status. The Monday strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach c... Read More

NEW POLL: 62% of Americans Support the Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Morning Consult released the results of a national survey conducted on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Morning Consult contacted 2,047 registered voters on April 5–7. The results show that Americans overwh... Read More

USDA Awards $3.8 Million in Grants for Nanotechnology Research

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to soci... Read More

An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers almost 13 million birds since early March, including se... Read More

Nebraska man accused of testing new pickup on racetrack

EAGLE, Neb. (AP) _ A Waverly man accused of testing his new pickup on the Eagle Raceway track has been arrested. The Cass County Sheriff's Office says 28-year-old Stuart Snyder was arrested  early April 19 on suspicion of criminal mischief, crimi... Read More