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685 to receive degrees at UNK commencement Friday

KEARNEY – Graduate and undergraduate degrees for 685 will be conferred at the University of Nebraska at Kearney commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Friday (May 8). The University Wind Ensemble, dir... Read More

Plan to rewrite Kansas renewable energy rule to be unveiled

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and groups on both sides are preparing to announce a new proposal for rewriting a renewable energy mandate for the state's utilities. Brownback was having a news conference Monday afternoon to outl... Read More

Conservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb.  Nebraska is edging toward becoming the first conservative state in decades to repeal its death penalty. Capital punishment opponents are optimistic following an initial vote in the Legislature to repeal the law but acknowledge they... Read More

Committe on Agriculture Rejects Latest GMO Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose it... Read More

Loper Tennis Team Falls In Regionals

Kearney, Neb. – The 17th-ranked Northeastern State RiverHawks won three singles matches to beat Nebraska-Kearney, 5-1, in an NCAA Tournament second match Monday morning in Tahlequah, Okla. Seeded second in the Central Regional, the win helps NSU (2... Read More

Grand Island unveils deal for outsourcing ambulance billings

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.  Grand Island has removed a veil over its deal with a company contracted to handle ambulance billings. The city said in a news release Friday that it will pay PST Services, a McKesson Corp., company, 4 percent of the net amoun... Read More

Soy Growers to Chipotle: Misinformation is Not a Marketing Strategy

ST. LOUIS (May 1, 2015) - The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement today in response to Chipotle’s announcement that the fast-food chain would remove all foods containing genetically-modified ingredients, including th... Read More

Task Forces Suggests Changes To Handling Sexual Assaults

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A task force at the University of Kansas is recommending changes in how the school handles sexual assaults and rape on campus. The suggested changes include requiring all freshmen, including fraternity members, to live in ... Read More

USDA Study Shows COOL Provides No Economic Benefit

The Agriculture Department on Friday sent the House and Senate Agriculture committees a farm bill-required study that says that country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken has no economic benefit to the meat industry. DTN obtained a copy o... Read More

ASA Praises House Passage of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON (May 1, 2015) – The House of Representatives passed its Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill earlier today, significantly increasing funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and programs tha... Read More

Stripe Rust Confirmed in Nebraska

A survey of wheat fields in south central and southeast Nebraska on April 27 revealed widespread occurrence of stripe rust in the southernmost tier of counties. Prevalence (percentage of fields with stripe rust) was greater than 70%. Incidence (perce... Read More