Nebraska zoos helping to save species around the world

In News, on May 22nd, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – It’s believed there are more than 8 and a half million species of life on earth. On average, around 200 of those go extinct every 24 hours. Scientists from two Nebraska zoos say that loss of life is unacceptable.

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Governor tours damaged Tecumseh prison

In News, on May 20th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Gov. Pete Ricketts, Corrections Director Scott Frakes, Warden Brian Gage and about two dozen members of the media toured the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution Tuesday — nine days after inmates took over part of the maximum security prison in a disturbance that left two prisoners dead.

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Opportunity from California drought elusive for Midwest farmers

In News, on May 18th, 2015

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Columbus, NE – California is the nation’s salad bowl. It grows almost half the fruits and vegetables in the U.S. But it’s also deep in drought, and on some farms water is growing scarce. That may sound like a chance for Midwestern farmers to churn out more peppers and broccoli.

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Update: Two inmates killed in Tecumseh prison riot identified

In News, on May 12th, 2015

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Tecumseh, NE – Two inmates are dead following a riot at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in southeast Nebraska. NET News’ Ryan Robertson and Fred Knapp reports.

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Niobium and the Nebraska Legislature: Disclosure and Potential Conflicts of Interest

In News, on May 7th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Four members of the Nebraska Legislature report owning stock in a company that wants to mine the rare mineral niobium in southeast Nebraska. But confusion about reporting requirements means more senators may have a personal financial stake in a company they could decide to tax.

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Project KNOSE, Robert Wagner hope to deter gun violence

In News, on May 6th, 2015

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Omaha, NE – Project KNOSE, which stands for Keeping North Omaha Safe for Everyone, is a grassroots community watch of sorts. They drive around some of the most violent neighborhoods in North Omaha hoping to be a deterrent to more violence in the area.

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