Nebraska Startups Get Helping Hand

July 21st, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Of all the new businesses that are created in a given year, the vast majority will be closed within 18 months. To help improve the number of successful startups in Nebraska, a relatively new program organized by the Aksarben Innovation Initiative aims at determining the success of a company before it’s ever open for business.

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Reforms urged in Nebraska police lineup procedures

July 20th, 2015

By Bill Kelly

Law enforcement agencies across Nebraska have quietly begun a major change in how eyewitness evidence is collected and utilized in criminal cases.

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Are common herbicides safe to use?

July 17th, 2015

By Grant Gerlock

Farmers count on chemical herbicides to keep their fields weed-free. But exposure to weed-killing chemicals could come at a cost. Scientists recently looked at two of the most heavily used farm chemical to determine whether they could cause cancer.

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Gun violence spurs community engagement

July 16th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Gun violence is on the decline in the City of Omaha as a whole. But in North Omaha, gun violence figures have climbed during May and June. How do grass roots neighborhood events engage the community and help spur positive effects?

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Omaha City Council talks Liquor Licenses, TIF projects

July 15th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

The Omaha City Council allocated more than $8.4 million in tax increment financing during Tuesday’s meeting. The council’s generosity ran dry, however, when discussing whether to award a liquor license to a new restaurant in the Old Market.

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Changes to farmworker housing rules worry farmers, advocates

July 14th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

Many of the more than 3 million migrant farm workers that plant and pick the fruits and vegetables we eat in the U.S. live on the farms they work for. But the rules that govern farmworker housing may be changing, worrying both farmers and migrant worker advocates.

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