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NET News: Grooming hometown students to fill a behavioral health shortage

It can be difficult to find mental health care in rural America. There simply aren't enough providers to cover the need over wide-open spaces. A small town in Nebraska hopes to groom local students to pursue hometown careers in behavioral health.

NET News: Grooming hometown students to fill a behavioral health shortage

NET News: Rural towns banking on more than just farming to survive

Rural life used to be centered around the agriculture industry. But farm work doesn't take as many people as it used to. That has caused a decline in job numbers and left some small towns struggling to keep their populations from dropping, too.

NET News: Rural towns banking on more than just farming to survive

NET News: Studying the Ties Between Climate, Agriculture, and Groundwater

Many studies looking at the future of a changing climate have focused on impacts to water quantity—less snowpack in the mountains, more heat and drought. But a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is studying what climate change might mean for water quality in Nebraska and other Great Plains...

NET News: Studying the Ties Between Climate, Agriculture, and Groundwater

NET News: Experts converge on Nebraska over mitigating public violence

Recent public acts of violence across the country and the world are opening up a dialogue on who is most at risk for being violent. On July 29th, experts from around the US will converge on Omaha, Nebraska for the annual Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference to address strategies mitiga...

NET News: Experts converge on Nebraska over mitigating public violence

NET News: Meet this town's 'prettiest chickens'

Chickens aren't a traditional pet. But with chicken coops springing up in more and more urban and suburban backyards, some owners take just as much pride in their poultry as their dog or cat. So much so that they're primping and preening them for beauty contests.

NET News: Meet this town's 'prettiest chickens'

NET News: Report provides victim's perspective on sex trafficking

A new report examines sex trafficking in Nebraska, the problem and solutions, from the perspective of those who have been trafficked.

NET News: Report provides victim's perspective on sex trafficking

NET News: Winnebago tribe hope for economic boost from casino proposal

Winnebago tribe hopes for economic development from Nebraska casino proposal

NET News: Winnebago tribe hope for economic boost from casino proposal

NET News: Nebraska Gears Up for Tree-Killing Insect

For years, Nebraska foresters have dreaded the arrival of a little green bug—the emerald ash borer, an ash tree killer. Last month, the bug was discovered in Omaha.

NET News: Nebraska Gears Up for Tree-Killing Insect

NET News: To restore bison to the Plains, ranchers say we must eat them

Massive bison herds used to be a staple of the Great Plains, until we almost hunted them out of existence. Now, with a new designation as the country's national mammal, bison ranchers argue if we want to bring the animals back, we have to eat them.

NET News: To restore bison to the Plains, ranchers say we must eat them

NET News: Federal regulations fall behind-the-times on biotechnology

Scientists are cracking the code of life. They can copy and paste DNA to make disease-resistant pigs, or plants that kill pesky insects. But as science surges ahead, regulators are struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation.

NET News: Federal regulations fall behind-the-times on biotechnology

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