Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Year after year, Nebraska's conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly regulated medical marijuana. They're poised to do it aga...

Nebraska puts off Medicaid expansion for 18 months

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who qualify for voter-approved Medicaid expansion coverage will have to wait 18 months and may have to get a job if they want some benefits under a state propos...

EPA: No toxic releases at Superfund sites in flooded Midwest

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri,...

'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. Flood...

Nebraska considers kicking its habit of recall elections

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's habit of booting mayors and county commissioners out of office before their terms end could be in jeopardy under an unusual proposal that would end the state's status a...

Nebraska prisons head says overcrowding emergency is likely

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is likely to face a prison overcrowding emergency next year that will force state officials to consider releasing all eligible inmates, a prospect some lawmakers fear wou...

Beef-friendly Nebraska eyes regulations on the word 'meat'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term "meat" on product labels, Nebraska's powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection ...

School bus driver shortage creates headaches for districts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. The pro...

Nebraska toddler dies of trauma in wind-tossed inflatable

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 2-year-old Nebraska boy was killed and his sister was injured when wind tore a giant inflatable from its moorings and tossed it 30 feet (9 meters) into the air before depositing...

Nebraska governor hopeful Krist denies drinking allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican officials Monday accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist of drinking on the job as a state senator and implied that he drove while intoxicated, al...

Nebraska Catholic diocese rocked by old abuse allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a ...

Judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL pipeline's proposed pathway after Nebraska state regulators changed the ...

Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face driven largely by the state's Republican governor. Carey...

Nebraska set for execution after about-face on death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three years after Nebraska lawmakers voted to abolish capital punishment, the state is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday in a bewildering about-face...

Judge to decide whether Nebraska execution can proceed

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge is set to decide whether Nebraska can proceed with the state's first execution since 1997 and its first-ever lethal injection. U.S. District Cour...