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NET News: Missouri River Farmers Sue Army Corps of Engineers After Floods12/04/2021
Farmers along the Missouri River are suing the Army Corps of Engineers for property damages due to flooding. Growers and environmentalists have fought for years over whether the government should prioritize the river’s endangered animals or human interests. Christina Stella of NET News reports some...
NET News: Lawmakers approve planning, but not building, new prison09/04/2021
Lawmakers approve planning, but not building, new prison
NET News: Senators begin budget debate; Cavanaugh left off committee08/04/2021
Senators begin budget debate; Cavanaugh left off committee
NET News: Incoming Food Bank Says Challenges, Growth Ahead07/04/2021
The incoming head of the Food Bank of Lincoln, Michaella Kumke, says the pandemic has changed how the organization does its work and there are significant challenges ahead. To say the last year has been a challenge for the Food Bank of Lincoln would be an understatement. Since March 1st of last year...
NET News: Property tax, court fees, juvenile lawyer bills advance07/04/2021
Property tax, court fees, juvenile lawyer bills advance
NET News: Nebraska Scientists Team Up For AltEn Pollution Study07/04/2021
At a virtual town hall hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, scientists from across Nebraska laid out their plans to study how pesticide and fungicide pollution by the AltEn ethanol plant may be impacting human health and the environment. The 10-year study wil...
NET News: FBI Warns About COVID Survey Scams Popping-Up Nationwide06/04/2021
If you’ve recently gotten your COVID-19 vaccination and then get an e-mail or text asking you to take a survey afterward, beware, it could be a scam. The FBI is reporting scammers are posing as the big drug companies, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson and sending out surveys to people who ha...
NET News: Eased unemployment benefits, school reporting, alcohol purchases06/04/2021
Eased unemployment benefits, school reporting, alcohol purchases advanced
NET News: Human Trials For Lyme Disease Shot Kickoff In Nebraska06/04/2021
About 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease each year. A Boston-based company is developing a shot that fights against the most common insect-borne disease in the country. Phase one human trials for Lyme PrEP are ongoing in Nebraska.
NET News: Latino Leaders In Meatpacking Towns Fight Vaccine Barriers05/04/2021
Latinos are far less likely to have gotten the COVID vaccine. A reluctance to get the shot grounded in language, culture and other factors piles onto the health care inequities that many Latinos already face. Harvest Public Media's David Condos reports that could leave many meatpacking communities a...
NET News: UNMC Researchers to Tackle Contamination Study Around AltEn Plan05/04/2021
A group of researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health will begin a study to see if contamination from an ethanol plant in Mead, just west of Omaha, is affecting the air, water and even humans.
NET News: Cattle Rancher Recovers From COVID-19 With New Lungs02/04/2021
After four months on a ventilator, a cattle-rancher from Endicott in Southern Jefferson County can finally breathe again, with a new pair of lungs. Doctors at the University of Nebraska Medical Center performed the state’s first COVID double lung transplant last month.