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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 st... 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

Food industry tries to block Vermont's GMO labeling law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) _ Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. The legal skirmi... Read More

Ready, Set, Grill: K-State Will Host Barbecue 101 Workshop May 30 in Hays

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is presenting Barbecue 101, a one-day workshop for novice grillers and seasoned (pardon the pun) veterans alike, on Saturday, May 30 in Hays. K-State specialists will cover the basics of grilling, smoking, ... Read More

Chipotle: Transition to non-GMO ingredients complete

NEW YORK (AP) _ Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food. The Denver-based chain had already been using mostly non-GMO ingredients, but said in late 2013 it was working on transitioning to a tortill... Read More

Medicinal marijuana, Medicaid reimbursement among legislation discussed at Capitol this week

LINCOLN--Legislators continued to work on a number of bills this week at the Capitol. A variety of bills traveled through committees and onto the floor for debate, as well as from the floor to the governor's desk for a signature. Notable bills t... Read More

North Dakota farmers planting crop to be made into jet fuel

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of jet fuel. The farmers actually will be seeding carinata, a variety of mustard seed that can be made into a biofuel. Canadian seed producer Agrisoma Bi... Read More

Ashland man gets 20-25 years for punching, shaking baby son

WAHOO, Neb.  A 22-year-old Ashland man has been imprisoned for injuring his 2-month-old son. The office of Saunders County Attorney Steven Twohig  says Scott Neemann was given 20 to 25 years in prison for child abuse. Online court records say... Read More

The International Year of Soils: Soils Clean and Capture Water

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Picture transitioning from a rural setting that includes woodlands, wildlife habitat and farms, to urban areas that consist of concrete, parking lots, streets and buildings. Rural land in a more natural state has the ability to so... Read More

(Video) Coach John Cook Excited About New Setter

Nebraska will be breaking in a new setter this year in Sophomore Kelly Hunter who will be taking over for Mary Pollmiller. Head coach John Cook feels she did a great job in the spring match against Kansas State and the future is bright.  In three se... Read More