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Advancing Clean Nuclear Energy

Jul 5, 2024 / Pete Ricketts

Supporting nuclear energy is one of my priorities as the Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and...
Minden Opera House Welcomes Artist Taylor Majerus

Minden Opera House Welcomes Artist Taylor Majerus

Jul 5, 2024 / Press Release

(Minden, Nebraska) The Minden Opera House Gallery, located within the restored Minden Opera House in downtown Minden, rotates artists every two mon...
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Troopers Arrest LRC Escapee After Foot Pursuit on Coal Train

Jul 5, 2024 / NSP

JULY 4, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol, with assistance from Butler and Seward County deputies, have ar...
Nebraska AG Mike Hilgers Release

Murder Conviction in Platte County

Jul 3, 2024 / AG

Today, Platte County District Court Judge Rachel A. Daugherty sentenced 33-year-old Michael J. Keener to 85 years to life of incarceration for the ...
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Attorney General Hilgers Announces Two Major Victories Against The Biden Administration

Jul 3, 2024 / AG

Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers announced victories against two recent unlawful and undemocratic mandates by the Biden Administration that i...
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An Inheritance of American Liberty

Jul 3, 2024 / By Rep. Adrian Smith

On July 4, 1851, the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the federal government embarked on a project to add two ma...
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All Victims of Crete Shooting Released from Hospitals

Jul 3, 2024 / NSP

JULY 2, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is thankful to report that all seven victims of Friday’s shooting in Cre...
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NSP Encourages Safe Travel this Independence Day Weekend

Jul 3, 2024 / NSP

JULY 2, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Independence Day calls for more than fireworks and freedom. With many people travelling to celebrate the...
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Determining a “Good” Price for New Crop Corn

Jul 2, 2024 / By Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist  

As we roll into mid-summer, many farmers are looking for opportunities to do some forward contracting for fall.  This has led some farmers to ...
The solar flares that generated auroras in Nebraska May 10-11 this year also produced electromagnetic interference that distorted sensor readings for soil moisture and hydrology monitoring. UNL now prevents that disruption after installing a neutron monitor. The device will be a major help for agricultural practices, irrigation management and climate monitoring. (Craig Chandler/University Communication and Marketing)

UNL Projects Advance Study of Soil Moisture

Jul 2, 2024 / Geitner Simmons, IANR Media

Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2, 2024 — The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is now home to a neutron monitor, a sophisticated device that prov...
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History Nebraska Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

Jul 2, 2024 / History NE

Lincoln, NE - 07/02/2024 - Today, History Nebraska announced that three of its historic sites and museums have joined Museums for All, a signature ...
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Gov. Pillen Invites Nebraskans to Register for the Ag & Economic Development Summit

Jul 1, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN – Governor Jim Pillen, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encour...
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Nebraska Crop Progress and Condition Report

Jul 1, 2024 / USDA

LINCOLN, Neb. July 1, 2024 - For the week ending June 30, 2024, there were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National A...
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June’s Mid-America Manufacturing Index Edges Above Growth Neutral

Jul 1, 2024 / Creighton University

OMAHA, Neb. (July 1, 2024) — For only the third time in 2024, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading econo...
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Suspect Arrested After Pursuit, Search in Lincoln County

Jul 1, 2024 / NSP

JUNE 30, 2024 (NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol SWAT Team has arrested a Colorado man following a pursuit and search nea...
Adrian Smith 3rd Dist

Fiscal Governance

Jul 1, 2024 / By Rep. Adrian Smith

The annual process to approve federal government spending requires Congress to pass and the president to sign 12 bills into law before the start of...
UNL survey finds Nebraska ag land values up 5%

UNL survey finds Nebraska ag land values up 5%

Jul 1, 2024 / UNL

Lincoln, Neb. June 28, 2024 — For the fifth consecutive year, the average all-land value of agricultural land in Nebraska increased, reaching...
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Pillen, Smith, Commend SCOTUS Overturn of Chevron Doctrine

Jul 1, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen commended the 6-3 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Chevron deference doctrine, w...
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NSP Crime Lab Director Retires, New Director Named

Jun 28, 2024 / NSP

JUNE 28, 2024 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is proud to congratulate Pam Zilly on her retirement after 37 years of servic...
Governor Jim Pillen Town Hall

Governor Jim Pillen Town HallAudio Icon, this article contains audio

Jun 28, 2024 / Josh Keenportz

Gov. Pillen has hosted 19 town halls to date aimed at educating Nebraskans about what has fueled the current tax crisis and how it might best be ad...
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Nebraska Acreage report

Jun 28, 2024 / USDA

Nebraska producers planted 10.1 million acres of corn for all purposes, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. This...
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Nebraska Grain Stocks

Jun 28, 2024 / USDA

NEBRASKA JUNE 1, 2024 GRAIN STOCKS LINCOLN, Neb. June 28, 2024 - Nebraska corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2024 totaled433 million bushels,...
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Gov. Pillen Applauds Reduction in Abortions, Says It’s a Tremendous Start

Jun 28, 2024 / Press Release

LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is applauding data from Nebraska’s 2023 Statistical Report of Abortions indicating a nearly nine perc...
Pete Ricketts Weekly Column

Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Senate Internship Opportunities for Nebraska’s Future Leaders

Jun 28, 2024 / Pete Ricketts

Last summer, my team and I launched our internship program in Nebraska and Washington. Over the past year, we’ve welcomed 23 young profession...

Five Submit their Names for District Court Judge in the Tenth Judicial District

Jun 27, 2024 / Nebraska Judicial Branch

LINCOLN – Melodie T. Bellamy, Kearney; Matthew C. Boyle, Grand Island; Dale T. Callahan, Hastings; Timothy E. Hoeft, Holdrege; and John A. Sa...