Democrats seek review of Kansas Medicaid contracts

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want it to investigate how Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration awarded contracts to private companies to manage the state's Medicaid ... Read More

HearU Nebraska awarded grant

HearU Nebraska was recently awarded almost $76,000 from Women Investing in Nebraska. HearU Nebraska Director Stacie Ray says HearU Nebraska is a program designed to provide hearing aids for uninsured kids. "HearU Nebraska is a statewide program th... Read More

I-80 to be closed at Gothenburg overnight Oct. 1 & 2

*******Revised******* I-80 westbound will be closed between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. Oct. 1st into the morning of the 2nd.  Traffic will be routed off of  I-80 at the Gothenburg I-80 Interchange off ramp, and back onto I-80 using the Gothen... Read More

Western Corn Belt still reeling from the drought

Drought may have eased over much of the Corn Belt, but in areas along the western edge of the region, the drought’s impacts still linger. According to the latest Drought Monitor report, just 15 percent of Kansas is in severe or extreme drought com... Read More

Nebraska's deficient bridges receive legislative scrutiny

A  recent report found that Nebraska has a  significant number of deficient bridges.  State Sen.  Lydia Brasch of Bancroft is a member of the Legislature's Transportation & Telecommunications Committee and she acknowledges that deficient brid... Read More

Up to $5,000 reward offered in pelican shooting

MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildl... Read More

KU seeking more defense dollars

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The University of Kansas is hoping to attract more federal research funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university has received national security clearances to pursue clas... Read More

Railways Still Snarling Grain Movement

As the row-crop harvest in the Northern Plains moves ever closer, worries are mounting among producers and grain elevator operators about continued transportation delays and whether there will be enough room to store what are expected to be large cor... Read More

USDA Announces Funding to Encourage Healthy Eating Choices

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily aff... Read More

Gov. Heineman Names John E. Nelson Nebraska’s 40th Lieutenant Governor

  (Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointment of State Senator John E. Nelson of Omaha to be the 40th Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska. Nelson will officially become the Lieutenant Governor at a swearing-in ceremony with... Read More

Stalk and Crown Rot Diseases Likely in Many Fields

Much of the 2014 Nebraska corn crop has experienced repeated and prolonged stress and wounding. While most of the crop looks good, we are beginning to see early evidence of problems developing.  In particular, stalk rot diseases are beginning to dev... Read More