Budget changes among Monday’s legislative moves

March 25th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — Nebraska lawmakers approved state budget increases Monday, setting up possible confrontation with Gov. Dave Heineman. They also passed a ban on mountain lion hunting in the state.

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Hog farmers differ on packer-owned pigs

March 25th, 2014

By Grant Gerlock

Omaha, NE — More than half of Nebraska’s hog farms have disappeared since the late 1990s and most of those that are left are much bigger. Many are concerned large meatpacking companies will claim a larger stake in hog farming, but some producers say that’s not all bad.

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Insurance salary secrecy, fair board appointee debated by legislature

March 24th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — Removing insurance executives pay from public records, and whether a former political party chairman should be on the state fair board, dominated debate in the Nebraska Legislature Friday.

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Up close with cranes

March 24th, 2014

By NET News

Omaha, NE — For decades, scientists have studied the annual migration of sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. A new project is using time-lapse cameras to capture and study crane behavior.

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Mountain lion hunting ban sidetracked in legislature

March 21st, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — A proposed ban on hunting mountain lions in Nebraska got sidetracked in the Legislature Thursday

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Photography giving a voice to Nebraska youth

March 21st, 2014

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha, NE — What people see in a photograph can vary from person to person, and discussing those differences can lead to a greater understanding of another person’s thoughts and emotions. That’s the idea behind PhotoVoice.

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