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Rural Futures Institute's Forum to highlight success, address state's critical challenges

Nebraskans are invited to attend the Rural Futures Institute’s Rural Regional Forums. Steering committee members from three Nebraska host communities have weighed in and the agendas are set. Th... Read More

Mandatory ACT testing seen as plus for students

LINCOLN--When all juniors in Nebraska high schools take the ACT exam this fall, it will mark a change in state testing requirements that many see as a positive for students in Nebraska. Under Legislative Bill 390, signed into law in March, the s... Read More

High school football player in coma after head injury

OMAHA, Neb. - A high school football player remains in a medically induced coma after an injury in Friday night's game. The Omaha World-Herald reports Papillion-La Vista football player Brandon Steburg was taken to the hospital by ambulance Fri... Read More

KU joins study to address sexual assault

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – University of Kansas researchers will join a research project that aims to help schools in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri adopt campus sexual assault policies and prevention strategies. The three-year $750,000 grant from the... Read More

Staff Member Assaulted by Inmate at State Penitentiary

LINCOLN, Neb. – A Nebraska Department of Correctional Services staff member was assaulted at the Nebraska State Penitentiary on Sunday, September 25.  The inmate struck the staff member, punching him in the head.  Chemical agents and physic... Read More

Nebraska students support cooperation with foreign nations

LINCOLN – Presidential candidates are not the only ones offering their positions on foreign policy. Nebraska students have studied the issues and have their opinions as well. Nearly 100 students from across the state, representing over 1,50... Read More

Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Regarding Court Action on OSHA Regulation of Anhydrous

“Today’s action by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit forcing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to go through a formal rulemaking process before applying stricter standards to retailers of anhydrous ammonia fert... Read More

Omaha mayor won't undergo surgery following fall

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's office says she will not need surgery after a fall earlier this week. Stothert was hospitalized Thursday after she fractured a vertebra in a fall while walking three dogs. Carrie Murphy, a spokeswo... Read More

Car left running in apartment garage kills 1 in building

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a vehicle left running in a garage at a north Lincoln apartment complex caused carbon monoxide levels to rise inside the building, killing one person. The Lincoln Journal Star reports ( ) tha... Read More

University Regents promote two NCTA faculty

Tee Bush and Jeremy Sievers of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis have been promoted and now each carries the title of associate professor at NCTA. Their promotions in rank were recently approved by the University of Nebraska ... Read More

Pipeline protester who inspired rally extradited to Nebraska

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - An oil pipeline protester from South Dakota who inspired a rally after she was arrested and jailed in North Dakota has been moved to Nebraska to face another criminal complaint. Forty-two-year-old Olowan Martinez was arrested S... Read More