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Stay up-to-date with daily NET Radio news and features on a wide variety of topics that affect Lincoln, Omaha, and all of Nebraska. Updated weekdays.

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NET News: Ricketts orders review of Nebraska State Patrol


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: Following several recent controversies involving the Nebraska State Patrol, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Friday he’s ordered a review of the patrol’s policies, procedures and leadership...


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NET News: Great Plains Sees Massive Increase In Wildfires


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: The Great Plains are seeing more wildfires, according to a new study, leading researchers to ask why the fires are happening, and fire managers to examine what resources they will need to keep the blazes in check...


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NET News: Public Art Gets New Life in Grand Island


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: It’s known mostly as a farming community, but Grand Island is hoping a new push for public art will add a metropolitan flavor to the central Nebraska city. The civic art effort is part of a plan to make it more attractive to a new generation of resident..


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NET News: Huge project underway at Nebraska Capitol


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: A huge project is underway at Nebraska’s state Capitol: the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is being replaced. The project is expected to take 10 years to complete, at a cost of more than 100 million dollars..


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NET News: How The Buzz Of Bees May Predict Harvest Size For Farmers


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields...


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NET News: R-Project update


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: A little black and orange beetle may be the biggest obstacle to a 225-mile-long proposed power line through Nebraska’s Sandhills. But a proposal to protect the beetle while allowing the line to be built has stirred up a hornet’s nest of opposition:..


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NET News: Transgender Nebraska farmer: Support “has been quite good"


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: For a very long time Ashley Swartz kept a low-profile, satisfied with being the fifth generation farm land in Saunders County near Wahoo. Swartz one of the few transsexual farmers in America. Nearly twenty years ago she decided to tell family and neighbor..


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NET News: Food insecurity in Nebraska


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: More than 200,000 Nebraskans don’t have consistent access to adequate food. Mike Tobias looks at the numbers and talks with one Nebraskan who deals with the challenge of feeding herself and her family...


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NET News: Health care dominates Fischer "listening session" in Omaha


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:00:00 -0500
Summary: Discussion of health care dominated as Nebraska U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer hosted a “listening session” in Omaha Friday...


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NET News: Nebraska Delegation Reacts To "Dark Day" In D.C.


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: Nebraska representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith react to the shooting of a congressman and others at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia outside Washington D.C...


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NET News: Nebraska's Omaha tribe looks to language in preserving culture.


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:45:00 -0500
Summary: Members of the Omaha Tribe are fighting to keep their language alive. To the tribe's elders, it's not just about preserving the language; it also has to do with protecting the tribe's culture for younger generations...


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NET News: Fewer Farmers Work The Land. What Does That Mean For Small Towns


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: The most common occupation in America used to be farming. But farms are so high-tech these days, fewer farmers are needed to work the fields. That ends up having important side effects for farm towns across the Midwest and Great Plains...


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NET News: Cities Plan for Climate Change Resilience


Published: Fri, 09 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, cities and states around the country have stepped forward to reaffirm their commitment to preparing for and addressing the impacts of climate change. H..


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NET News: O’Neill KXL meeting sig story


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:45:00 -0500
Summary: Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska renewed their battle at a public meeting Wednesday in O’Neill. Fred Knapp of NET News was there and has this report for today’s Signature Story...


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NET News: O'Neill pipeline meeting


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: Meeting on Keystone XL pipeline June 7 2017..


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NET News: Peru State College Ready to Celebrate 150 Years in Southeast Neb


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: Tucked into rolling hills in the southeast corner a Nebraska, a college campus is celebrating an impressive anniversary. Peru State College was deeded into existence as the first state-supported college 150 years ago this Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The schoo..


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NET News: Nebraska farmers preparing to take big financial stake in Costco


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: The farmers that raise our chicken and our pork are in a tough business. They often invest millions of dollars and go into debt just to have it all riding on contracts with big meat companies. But those agreements don’t always work out...


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NET News: Agricultural Trade Secrets A Tempting Target For Foreign Thieves


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: Agriculture today is a high-tech business, but as that technology has developed, so has the temptation to take short cuts and to steal trade secrets that could unlock huge profits. The FBI calls agricultural economic espionage “a growing threat” and s..


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NET News: Tracking ISIS


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:45:00 -0500
Summary: A group of professors at the University of Nebraska Omaha have been working with the military to study the self-declared Islamic State or ISIS. What they've found is an extremist group with an unique organizational structure. NET News talked with Gina Lig..


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NET News: New Willa Cather Center Will Continue Legacy of Prolific Nebrask


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500
Summary: It’s been a decade-long process, but tomorrow, the National Willa Cather Center will officially open in Red Cloud in south central Nebraska. The facility is a testament to the enduring popularity of a writer who died 70 years ago and to the dedication o..


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NET News: Chief Justice says Governor's budget would hurt justice reforms


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Chief Justice says Governor's budget would hurt justice reforms..


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NET News: Theater Camp Shines Spotlight on Developmentally Disabled


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Students with developmental disabilities are getting a chance to take center stage at a new theater camp in Omaha. It's a partnership between the Munroe-Meyer Institute and WhyArts...


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NET News: Some students develop an appetite for healthier school meals


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: School lunch has long been a target of jokes. Those jokes turned to complaints from students and parents alike in 2012 when new congressionally mandated nutrition standards, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, took effect...


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Published: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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NET News: Poetry Lets Prisoners Get Outside Walls


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Writer’s Block is a non-profit program that takes poetry into unlikely places. In several prisons across Nebraska, it’s helping inmates find their voice and even escape the prison walls for a few minutes...


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NET News: FIVE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT NEBRASKA’S DEATH PENALTY


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: After showing overwhelming support for the death penalty in November’s election, many Nebraskans expected executions of those on death row would get underway promptly. Here are some of the questions often asked about the next steps needed to proceed wit..


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NET News: Wind Farms Give Economic Boost to Northeast Nebraska


Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Wind power is picking up in Nebraska. The state now has more than one gigawatt of wind power capacity. While it still lag behind other states, those wind farms are making an impact in the communities where they’re being built...


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Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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NET News: Farm economy braces for another year in the red


Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: There is a downside to record-breaking harvests. Prices for commodities like corn and wheat are at their lowest point in a decade. Farm lenders expect fewer producers will be able to pay back their loans. What does that mean for the farm economy?..


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NET News: Ricketts proposes occupational license reforms


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Ricketts proposes occupational license reforms..


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NET News: Losing weight might have less to do with will-power, and more wi


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:45:00 +0000
Summary: Losing weight is always a popular New Years resolution. Now, first-of-its-kind research out of Nebraska is saying our weight-loss success (or lack thereof) might have just as much to do with our upbringing as our will power. NET News talked with the Unive..


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NET News: New federal rules for using antibiotics on the farm may fall sho


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: Antibiotic-resistant infections can be deadly, and these infections are becoming more frequent. In an effort to save some of our most important medicines, the federal government is imposing new rules on how antibiotics are used on livestock...


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NET News: legislative update 1-9-17


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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Published: Sat, 07 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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NET News: Legislative update 1-5-17


Published: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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NET News: Convicted trafficker talks about recruiting women and girls


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Convicted trafficker talks about how he recruited women and girls..


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NET News: Former FBI agent discusses how sex trafficking happens


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Former FBI agent discusses how sex trafficking happens in Nebraska..


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Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:00:00 +0000
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NET News: Why is the opioid epidemic hitting rural America particularly ha


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: Prescription painkillers and heroin are fueling a rise in drug overdoses in communities across the country. According to research on the epidemic, some of America’s rural areas are particularly at risk for opioid addiction and abuse...


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NET News: Nebraska Team Examines Ecological Impacts Of Pearl Harbor Attack


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: The U.S.S. Arizona was one of four battleships destroyed during the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor. 1,177 crewmen were killed. 75 years later, retired professor Don Johnson and a Nebraska research team are studying the ecological impacts of the ship..


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NET News: New documentary on sex trafficking previewed


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Producer Mike Tobias talks with Ben Bohall of NET News about the new NET News documentary "Sold for Sex: Trafficking in Nebraska"..


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NET News: Cabela’s merger lands Sidney at economic crossroads


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: When a big company leaves your city, it can leave an economic scar. Now imagine that company employs nearly one-third of the town. That’s the situation in Sidney, Nebraska home to the outdoor sports retailer, Cabela’s. Residents are wondering what wil..


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NET News: Cabela’s path to merger ran through the stock market


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: The town of Sidney in the Nebraska panhandle is wondering about the future of Cabela’s – the hunting and outdoor equipment company that calls Sidney home. Cabela’s will merge with its competitor, Bass Pro Shops, in a $5.5 billion deal...


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NET News: Nebraska electors vote for Trump


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Nebraska electors vote for Trump..


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NET News: Fantasy farming gives students a chance to get in the game


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: Let’s say you’re a high school student in an agronomy or agriculture class and you’re looking for some real-world experience. You can’t just buy a few hundred acres on which to experiment. But “fantasy farming” can get you close to the real th..


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NET News: New Research On Nebraska’s Commercial Sex Industry


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Law enforcement and service agencies have known sex trafficking is a significant problem in Nebraska. But detailed research and information has been lacking, until now. Mike Tobias shares what Creighton University researchers have learned about the scope ..


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NET News: Omaha’s experience treating Ebola leads to federal funds


Published: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: The training facility, scheduled to open in 2018 positions the school as a a worldwide leader in the fight against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases. The center will take advantage of a variety of new technologies to provide individuals with trai..


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NET News: Mental health challenges law enforcement, rural areas


Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +0000
Summary: Mental health challenges law enforcement, rural areas..


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NET News: An organic debate about soil


Published: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:00:00 +0000
Summary: There is a battle going on in the organic industry over hydroponics, the technique of growing plants without soil. The debate gets at the very heart of what it means to be “organic” and may change the organic food available to grocery store shoppers...


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