Rural America grew in the pandemic's early days
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
3d ago
Despite a spike in deaths from COVID-19 and fewer births, recent research suggests rural counties saw population growth during the first year of the pandemic. Remote work opportunities could have contributed to more people moving to scenic rural destinations ..read more
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Laurel murder case heads to court: Here's what you should know
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
2w ago
A husband and wife accused of murdering four people in a small Nebraska town are scheduled to appear in court Monday. Nebraska Public Media’s Jackie Ourada spoke with reporter Elizabeth Rembert to catch up on the case before the hearing ..read more
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Broadband map holds key to federal funding for internet service
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
3w ago
States, local governments and internet providers have until Friday, Jan. 13 to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Map. The map shows where service is and isn’t across the country ..read more
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Midwest states lure huge livestock operations, despite pollution
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by Nebraska Public Media
3w ago
Legislation and programs in states like Missouri and Nebraska are paving the way to welcome large livestock operations by limiting local control over the facilities. Some rural residents worry about the potential pollution and decreased quality of life that will bring ..read more
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Iowans confront crisis of Missing and Murdered indigenous women
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Last year, more than 5,000 Native women were reported as missing across the country. Murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ..read more
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Black Americana Is Openly For Sale In Nebraska. Should It Be?
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
1M ago
Black Americana” or “Black Memorabilia” are terms used to describe collectibles, usually from the early 1900s with African American themes. Today, such figures have become rarities and are openly for sale in Nebraska antique shops. Nebraska Public Media News explores the ethical value of selling what many would consider offensive relics of the past ..read more
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A hotter, drier future could change how we live
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
2M ago
Think of this year’s drought as a sort of dress rehearsal to consider the drier, hotter future that scientists predict climate change has in store. Long-lasting droughts could alter how we eat, how we breathe and where we get our water from ..read more
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Indian Center v City of Linc jurisdiction dilemma
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
2M ago
Lawyers for a Lincoln Native American prayer camp and a local landowner are asking the Lancaster District Court to allow them to have a hearing with the City Board of Zoning Appeals ..read more
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NE Board of Education overhauled following midterms
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
3M ago
Three of the four winners of yesterday's elections were backed by a conservative PAC. Protect Nebraska Children was the PAC supporting conservatives Kirk Penner, Sherry Jones, and Elizabeth Tegtmeier who all won. The PAC was formed to stop comprehensive sex education proposed by the board last year ..read more
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Why can't urban farmers buy land in Midwest cities?
Humanities Desk
by Nebraska Public Media
3M ago
Urban farmers are trying to buy vacant lots for their farms to bring fresh, healthy food and green space to their neighborhoods, but they face challenges in acquiring that land ..read more
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