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NET News: Omaha murders put spotlight on dangers of "straw purchase" gun d

Recent crimes in Omaha spotlighted the use of straw purchases on behalf of those who can't buy weapons legally. The practice may be more prevalent than recognized and, according to law enforcement, a danger to the community.

NET News: Omaha murders put spotlight on dangers of "straw purchase" gun d

NET News: YRTC update

A detention facility for high-risk youth has been the center of debate for one Nebraska community. Kearney looks to deal with issues at its Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center.

NET News: To save the monarch butterfly, more milkweed is just a start

Monarch butterflies are disappearing. Scientists agree that in the last 20 years, populations of the black and orange insects have been in decline. But there's much less certainty on what's causing them to vanish. Is it milkweed or something else?

NET News: To save the monarch butterfly, more milkweed is just a start

NET News: Many schools short on equipment for making healthy – and tasty –

Most school districts have moved to comply with stricter nutrition standards since the U.S. Department of Agriculture imposed them almost four years ago. But kitchens lack equipment to make the healthier school breakfasts and lunches appealing.

NET News: Many schools short on equipment for making healthy – and tasty –

NET News: After long wait, hemp research moving forward in Nebraska

Two years ago Nebraska lawmakers ago gave permission for university researchers to study industrial hemp. They want to find out if it could be a profitable crop for the state's farmers. But researchers haven't been able to put a seed in the ground until now.

NET News: After long wait, hemp research moving forward in Nebraska

NET News: Fremont chicken processing proposal draws mixed reactions

Fremont chicken processing proposal draws mixed reactions

NET News: Fremont chicken processing proposal draws mixed reactions

NET News: What's a moo and why cows do it

We all learned it as kids: Old MacDonald has a farm and on that farm he has a cow that says "moo." But why do cows moo? Farmers know how to interpret their animals, and now researchers are learning the lingo.

NET News: Fire-starting Drones May Help Protect People and Environment

You've heard about drones – unmanned aircraft – being used for everything from military attacks to documentary filming. Now, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is designing one to light fires, in a way that helps protect people and the environment.

NET News: Fire-starting Drones May Help Protect People and Environment

NET News: Nebraska's challenge to Colorado pot: Same issue. Different Cour

Nebraska's courtroom campaign against Colorado marijuana remains very much alive. The U.S. Court of Appeals will be getting legal briefs from both sides in the coming weeks and arguments will likely be heard before the end of the year.

NET News: Nebraska's challenge to Colorado pot: Same issue. Different Cour

NET News: Republican Don Bacon To Challenge Democrat Brad Ashford In Secon

The ballot is set for Nebraska's second Congressional district where Democrat Brad Ashford is defending his House seat for the first time. His general election opponents include Republican Don Bacon and Libertarian Steven Laird.

NET News: Republican Don Bacon To Challenge Democrat Brad Ashford In Secon
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