State Ed Board asks McPherson to quit over racist blog posts; he refuses

January 29th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska State Board of Education voted today to ask Pat McPherson to resign from the board over racist posts on a blog he edited. McPherson refused, saying the posts weren’t his, and he’s not a racist.

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Children with incarcerated parents are often left behind

January 29th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – America, the number of people who are incarcerated grew from 500,000 in 1980 to more than 2.3 million in 2013, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. African-Americans make up nearly 1 million of the total incarcerated population. These figures have decreased somewhat in recent years, but just how does having a parent in prison affect a growing child?

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Senior guard CJ Carter putting on a show for UNO hoops

January 27th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska at Omaha men’s basketball team currently has an 8-11 record on the season. They are led by Omaha native senior guard CJ Carter who is averaging a team high 17.6 point per game. KVNO’s Brandon McDermott has a profile Carter in this Maverick update.

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Corn Belt farming gives a boost to the global carbon cycle

January 23rd, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Lincoln, NE – Scientists have noticed a change in the atmosphere. Plants are taking in more carbon dioxide during the growing season and giving off more carbon in the fall and winter. What researchers hadn’t considered, until recently, is how farming factors in.

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Update: Swift fox study underway in Western Nebraska

January 23rd, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Lincoln, NE – The swift fox is an endangered species in Nebraska, but little is known about them. The first thing researchers are trying to learn is where exactly these Nebraska natives call home.

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High school students learn to fight cyber-crime

January 16th, 2015

By Mike Tobias

Omaha, NE – The attack on Sony Picture’s computer systems late last year is just the latest high-profile example of cybercrime. Costly, damaging intrusions into business, government and personal computers, sometimes even reaching the credit cards you carry. Developing the next generation of warriors in the cybercrime battle is one of the goals of a unique high school competition in Nebraska and across the country.

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