Counting and caring for Nebraska’s homeless population

In News, on February 26th, 2015

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Omaha, NE – Some you see, most you don’t. The thousands of people who are homeless in Nebraska each year. In today’s NET News Signature Story, Mike Tobias reports efforts to end homelessness, and how workers count and care for homeless people.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules in Kansas-Nebraska fight over Republican River

In News, on February 25th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – And in other Nebraska news, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday resolved a lawsuit between Kansas and Nebraska over Republican River water. NET’s Fred Knapp has details in this legislative update

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U.S. ranchers counting on labels to stand apart from global competition

In News, on February 25th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – In the small print on meat packages at the grocery store is a note on where the livestock was born, raised, and slaughtered. That piece of information is at the center of an ongoing international trade dispute that has swept up Nebraska ranchers.

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Same-sex gun bill delayed; senators discuss slots, mountain lions

In News, on February 10th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature Monday backed away from a bill that could have recognized some same-sex marriages. And lawmakers discussed slot machine-like games and protecting mountain lions.

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Rural/Urban split, coal generation’s future discussed in Unicam

In News, on February 6th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – Talk of a split between urban and rural Nebraska surfaced in the Legislature Thursday; while the future of coal-powered electrical generation was discussed in a public hearing. Fred Knapp of NET News has more in this legislative update:

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Gang expert talks about the problem and solutions after gang violence outbreak in Omaha

In News, on February 6th, 2015

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Lincoln, NE – A recent deadly outbreak of gang-related violence in north Omaha raises bigger questions about causes and possible solutions. University of Nebraska at Omaha criminology and criminal justice professor Pete Simi is a gang expert who has worked with law enforcement and other agencies in the Omaha area, and published research on gang activity in Omaha.

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