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Tom Wilke, his son Chad, and Nick Kenny launch a boat into the swollen waters of the Elkhorn River to check on Wilke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., on Friday, March 15. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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"Most of us are ecstatic" about Medicaid expansion in Utah, said Grant Burningham, of Bountiful. "We were all together and hugging and kissing last night." Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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A Winning Idea: Medicaid Expansion Prevails In Idaho, Nebraska And Utah

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Grant Burningham, who lives in Bountiful, Utah, worked to get a referendum on Medicaid expansion on the Utah ballot in November. Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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Voters In 4 States Set To Decide On Medicaid Expansion

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Costco Builds Nebraska Supply Chain For Its $5 Rotisserie Chickens

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Nebraska resident Nick Carpenter listens as Becky Gould explains the Medicaid expansion petition in early July. Fred Knapp/NET News hide caption

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A small bag of straight fentanyl on display at the State Crime Lab at the Ohio Attorney General's headquarters of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in 2015. Nebraska police say they seized 118 pounds of fentanyl in April. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman assists a man vote at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District Football Stadium polling station during the 2018 Pennsylvania Primary Election in Nanticoke. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Sheriff's deputies in York County, Neb., arrested an elderly California couple who had approximately 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. York County Sheriff's Department hide caption

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A road several miles north of Neligh, Neb. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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In 'This Blessed Earth,' The Outdated Romance Of The Family Farm

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Mueller plans to build his chicken barns in this cornfield just south of his home. His barns would house "breeders," the hens that lay the eggs that will hatch to be raised for meat. Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Farmers are lobbying for the ability to buy software to fix their equipment, and some are hacking their way around the problem. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Farmers Look For Ways To Circumvent Tractor Software Locks

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North Platte Canteen officers pose for a publicity photo, including (left to right) Helen Christ, Mayme Wyman, Jessie Hutchens, Edna Neid, and Opal Smith. Courtesy of the Lincoln County Historical Society hide caption

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The UNL NIMBUS Lab drone team hopes their technology will help ensure safer prescribed burns by keeping firefighters out of dangerous terrain. Ariana Brocious/NET News hide caption

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Drones That Launch Flaming Balls Are Being Tested To Help Fight Wildfires

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Karen (left) and Katie — still young girls at the time this photo was taken — sit with their father, Vern, on the family's tractor. Courtesy of Katie Jantzen hide caption

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Facing A Shaky Future, Nebraska Family Farm Ponders A Renaissance

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