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October 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
Flood ravaged village seeks assistance from planning students at the University of Nebraska to help the recovery process and explore the bold option of relocating their entire village to higher ground.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
July 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Counter to the usual narrative of population decline, some rural areas stand in serious need of housing.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Voters in Lincoln, Nebraska have decided to tax sales in the city to fund repairs of residential streets and to add new streets on the periphery of the city to encourage growth.
Lincoln Journal Star
March 23, 2019, 1pm PDT
The floodwaters still haven't subsided in parts of the Midwest, and lessons about climate change, extreme weather and proactive planning are badly needed to avoid similar catastrophes in the future.
Forbes
March 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Extreme weather ravaged the Midwest late last week and over the weekend, overwhelming infrastructure from Colorado to Nebraska.
The Weather Channel
October 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Nebraska has a new tourism campaign, and it's unlikely to be unequivocally popular.
Associated Press via USA Today
October 14, 2018, 11am PDT
President Trump announced at a campaign rally in Iowa that he would lift the ban on summertime sales of a 15 percent blend of ethanol, expected to increase smog levels. Both environmentalists and the oil industry oppose the action.
PBS NewsHour
August 27, 2018, 6am PDT
At the center of the EPA's newly proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule is doing away with a permitting process known as New Source Review that requires coal power plants to add scrubbers and other expensive pollution control equipment when upgraded.
The New York Times
May 18, 2018, 6am PDT
The Omaha Bus Rapid Transit (ORBT) system will feature prepaid fares, 60-foot buses, level boarding, and bus lanes.
Omaha World Herald
January 26, 2018, 5am PST
Over 1,600 new subway cars may be ordered, a minimum of 200 with open gangways, by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The first 500 will be purchased from the Japanese company, Kawasaki, to be assembled in Yonkers and Lincoln, Nebraska.
The New York Times
November 24, 2017, 1pm PST
The recent spill of 210,000 gallons of crude oil from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota was far from an outlier.
High Country News
November 21, 2017, 2pm PST
TransCanada got its second wish. Last March, President Trump reversed President Obama's rejection of the 1,136-mile pipeline to carry Alberta oil sands crude. On Monday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission OK'd a route, but not the one it wanted.
The Washington Post
November 18, 2017, 11am PST
Thursday's massive oil spill in South Dakota is not a good omen for TransCanada for a favorable decision on Monday on an application before the Nebraska Public Service Commission on the routing of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
October 8, 2017, 11am PDT
NPR has identified a cultural phenomenon in rural America: craft beer is economic development—and a draw for young people.
NPR via KPCC
September 29, 2017, 10am PDT
In an effort to curb panhandling, the mayor of Omaha introduces ordinance to make it illegal to be on some thin medians.
Omaha World Herald
June 16, 2017, 11am PDT
A federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to fully comply with NEPA in allowing the controversial pipeline to cross under the Missouri River. The judge did not order Energy Transfers Partners to cease operations of the pipeline.
NPR: The Two-Way
May 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
In 2015, the U.S. Census made some changes to its methodology for estimating city populations. The city of Ralston, a suburb of Omaha, provides a case study for the effect of the changes.
Ralston Recorder
May 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
Activists use plungers to unclog streets for bikers, as tide of active transit flows unimpeded across America's planes.
Omaha World Herald
March 30, 2017, 8am PDT
Communities across Nebraska report plenty of jobs to go around, but not enough housing for the workers to fulfill the demand.
Omaha World-Herald
March 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Following through on a January executive action, President Trump announced Friday that he was approving the oil pipeline that his predecessor had rejected over a year ago. Oil is already flowing from Steele City, Nebraska to Gulf Coast refineries.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment