This Week in Lincoln: Back to Business in the Unicameral

January 18th, 2019

By Fred Knapp

NET News’ Fred Knapp covers the second week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2019 session.

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Nebraska Data Paints Incomplete Picture of School Success

January 17th, 2019

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The Nebraska Department of Education released the Nebraska Education Profile at the end of 2018, rating state schools on a four-tier scale based on several categories of data. In a two-part series for NET Nebraska, Allison Mollenkamp shows how school success is a little more complicated than simply ratings.

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Kate Campbell Returns for Vesper Concerts

January 12th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Vesper Concert’s performance season continues into the new year, beginning with solo pianist, Kate Campbell. For over 30 years, Vesper Concerts has hosted some of the most notable contemporary performers, featuring every period of music from the most modern to the medieval. Campbell has received glowing praise from Bay Area publications and has worked with the likes of UC Berkely and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, but there’s another reason she’s a special guest of Vesper Concerts. She was born and raised in Omaha and the first to perform at Vesper as part of their new Nebraska’s Own series.

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Hemp Legalization Poised to Benefit Already-Growing Market

January 11th, 2019

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The recent farm bill passed by Congress included the legalization of industrial hemp, which can be used for livestock feed and car parts, among other things. However, as Esther Honig reports for Harvest Public Media, legalization will also boost a growing market for cannabidiol, an oil extracted from hemp flowers.

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This Week in Lincoln: Legislature Kicks Off With Pomp and Proposals

January 11th, 2019

By Fred Knapp

NET News’ Fred Knapp covers the first week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2019 session.

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Project Project Opens ‘Loophole’

January 11th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—Project Project Gallery on Vinton Street opens a new exhibition tonight, LoopHole, from Des Moines artist, Rachel Buse. Working mostly in sculpture, Buse shies away from more classical metal and clay, preferring fabric. Gallery Co-founder, Joel Damon, has described her flexible, colorful patchwork objects as a “Macy’s Parade nightmare.”

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