From Hallam To Pilger: After The Tornado — Picking Up Pieces

July 23rd, 2014

By NET News

Lincoln, NE — NET News’ Ryan Robertson and Fred Knapp have produced a special report “From Hallam to Pilger: After the Tornado.” This first story “Picking up Pieces” looks at how residents deal with the aftermath of such destructive storms.

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Float Controversy Prompts Race Discussions In Norfolk

July 17th, 2014

By NET News

Lincoln, NE — A float in Norfolk’s Fourth-of-July parade depicting President Obama’s future library as an outhouse sparked outrage and drew national derision. The fallout has thrust Norfolk into an uncomfortable, and mostly unwanted, discussion about race.

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Great Plains’ past hidden in plain sight

July 9th, 2014

By NET News

Lincoln, NE — The Happy Jack Chalk Mine in Scotia, Neb., has been around under that name since the 1930s. It’s been an active chalk mine, an abandoned mine, a state-owned wayside park, and recently a privately owned tourist attraction. But the mine’s significance goes back 5 million years.

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Developing a new path to an HIV vaccine

July 1st, 2014

By NET News

Lincoln, NE — Scientists fighting AIDS have changed the disease from a death sentence to a livable condition thanks to treatments and medicines developed over the past 30 years. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are trying to develop a new path towards an HIV vaccine.

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Fremont renter’s ordinance an equal-opportunity inconvenience

June 5th, 2014

By NET News

Omaha, NE — Fremont’s renter’s ordinance requires anyone moving into an apartment or rental home to first get a special move-in license. The law has gotten national attention because of its aim to keep out undocumented immigrants. Critics worry about discrimination, even if the law applies to everyone, including white landlords and renters.

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Businesses adjust to new normal in recovery from recession

May 30th, 2014

By NET News

Omaha, NE — Nebraska, like the rest of the country, is still recovering from the most recent economic recession. NET News looks at what the state’s tax revenue can tell us about Nebraska’s recovery so far.

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