Department of Natural Resources Director Resigns

(Lincoln, NE)  Director Brian Dunnigan of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources resigned on Thursday. Director Dunnigan was appointed by Governor Heineman to the position in 2008 after serving... Read More

Plum Creek Medical Group Gets High Marks for Quality and Performance

  The Plum Creek Medical Group of Lexington has received top marks for its quality services in a federal assessment of care provided by accountable care organizations (ACOs). PCMG is a member of the South East Rural Physicians Alliance (SE... Read More

Conaway Ready to Work on Next Farm Bill, Immigration

Texas Republican Mike Conaway who was recently confirmed to be chairman of the House Agriculture Committee has said he’s ready to work on the next farm bill and Immigration reform. The comments come on the heels of president Obama’s executive ord... Read More

Huskers To Host Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn't be more different. The 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) spent the week trying to come to grips with having allowed an FBS-record 40... Read More

LRHC recognized for patient satisfaction through Urgent Care Unit

  LEXINGTON – Lexington Regional Health Center was recently recognized with an Excellence Through Insight award for “Overall Urgent Care Unit Patient Satisfaction” by HealthStream, Inc. HealthStream seeks to improve patient outcomes th... Read More

President Obama Outlines Immigration Reform Executive Orders

President Obama will grant legal status and work permits for five million illegal immigrants by executive order—a plan that that the American Farm Bureau claims won’t help agriculture. In a prepared statement, AFBF said “In practical terms, we ... Read More

Johanns Honors Gov. Heineman on Senate Floor

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns took to the Senate floor Thursday to pay tribute to Governor Dave Heineman’s service to the state and nation. Heineman took over as governor when then-Governor Johanns stepped down to become U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Hei... Read More

Kansas May Tap Highway Funds To Fill Budget Gaps

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislators are likely to consider diverting funds earmarked for highway projects to general government programs to help solve the state’s budget problems. The chairmen of the House and Senate budget committee say such ... Read More

Kearney Whitewater Park coming to Central Nebraska

A project in the works for almost a decade can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Kearney Whitewater Park is $20,000 away from enticing the community of Kearney. The water park would allow, paddle boards, tubes, canoes and kayaks to navi... Read More

More Studies Show Pro-GMO Results

There's nothing new about scientific studies that conclude that genetically engineered (GE) crops, also known as GMO crops, are no more of a health hazard than those produced with earlier technology. There are, in fact, dozens of such studies includi... Read More

Lottery funds for education discussed in hearing

  LINCOLN - A three-hour hearing in a crowded room set the scene for Wednesday's discussion on the distribution of state lottery funds for education. Thirty people testified in front of the packed audience at the Legislature's Education Co... Read More