Immigration Orders Won’t Help Milk Producers

Last week’s announcement of executive orders on immigration will not help the future needs of dairy farmers, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. President and CEO Jim Mulhern said ... Read More

Chautauqua coming to Kearney and Alliance

The Nebraska Chautauqua is set to be in Alliance and Kearney in June of 2015. Program Manager Kristi Hayek Carley says each city has a historical background with the Chautauqua. "Well we looked at where we've been already, or where we've visited a... Read More

Kansas prisons face staffing shortages

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The interim director of the Kansas Association of State Employees says state correctional officers are being put at risk because of critical staffing shortages in state prisons. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Rebecca Pr... Read More

Depletion Of Ogallala Aquifer Empties Streams

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)- The depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer is causing western Kansas to lose many of its perennial streams. A water expert said at a workshop in Lawrence last week that many streams in western Kansas used to be fed by the aquifer ... Read More

Oregon GMO ballot Heads to Likely Recount

The Oregon GMO labeling fight is not over yet as the ballot issue appears headed for a recount. The Oregonian reports new totals show the initiative losing by fewer than 1,500 votes. Measure 92 moved into range of an automatic recount after Multnomah... Read More

School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fix

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on public schools, an education funding lawsuit is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close budget shortfalls. A three-judge pane... Read More

Shared parenting' bills to come up in session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A coalition of fathers and family-law attorneys will again ask lawmakers to change Nebraska's parental custody laws, which they argue are unfair to men. Lawmakers have introduced bills several times in recent years, but none h... Read More

Research says regulations helping small hog farms

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Researchers say environmental regulations have slowed the growth of large hog farms and helped some smaller ones survive. Two agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln looked at how environmental regulation... Read More

Tri-City Tops Des Moines, Moves Into Second Place

Five goals from five different players propelled the Tri-City Storm (9-4-3) to a 5-2 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers (9-6-2) and into second place in the USHL’s Western Conference on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center. Storm captain Garr... Read More

Kearney Shooting Suspect Arrested

     The  Kearney Police Department says a Saturday shooting suspect was taken into custody early Sunday morning in Broken Bow.   No other details were released about Evan Swenson's apprehension.    He's being held in the Buffalo County jai... Read More

Protesters Protest

Those who protested a Lincoln movie theater's application for a liquor license this year are now protesting the bill they've received to cover the cost of the protest hearing. The Lincoln Journal Star reports Deb Hicks and Cathy Heimer of Lincoln ... Read More