TECUMSEH — Gov. Pete Ricketts complimented the work underway to restore the Tecumseh State Prison after last week’s deadly riot, a day after state lawmakers described the damage as “sobering” and “eye-opening.”
GRAND ISLAND — Like many Grand Island residents, Darlene Zwink would view the exterior work being done to renovate the Grand Island Salvation Army Grimminger Community Service Center and wonder what was taking so long.
LINCOLN — The deadly weekend riot at the Tecumseh State Prison caused much more damage than initial estimates and was related to a lack of activity and programs for inmates at the 960-bed facility, state senators were told Thursday.
RALSTON — After his anatomy and physiology students had settled into their desks at Ralston High School one day this spring, David Contreras asked whether they had questions about the video lecture on connective tissue that they had been assigned to watch at home the previous night.
KEARNEY — Kearney has advanced to the quarterfinals in the America’s Best Communities competition, a national contest that could bring $3 million to the city to accelerate its economy and improve its quality of life.
NEBRASKA CITY — In 1925, the late Richard Kimmel quit his day job as a bank teller at Otoe National Bank in Nebraska City to run a fruit stand a few miles northwest of town, the site of an old orchard.
SIDNEY — A Colorado energy company’s plans for a wastewater disposal well in northwest Nebraska still faces legal and economic hurdles, despite receiving the go-ahead from a state commission Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Nebraska rancher John McFadden will be watching this week as the House votes on eliminating the federal estate tax that could affect how much of his 500-head cattle operation he leaves to his children.
LINCOLN — Nebraska’s ethanol industry has increased tenfold since 1995 and has pumped more than $5 billion in added value into Nebraska’s economy annually since 2012, according to a new impact study by a team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists.
LINCOLN — Organizers say that affirming religious freedom is a goal of an event Monday at the State Capitol that will feature top Nebraska religious and political leaders, including Gov. Pete Ricketts.
GIBBON — Warm weather for much of March enhanced a Sandhill crane migration season in the Central Platte Valley that already had all the necessary components for an outstanding year: Good river flows, many visitors from near and far and, of course, cranes by the hundreds of thousands.