TSCI takes additional step toward resuming normal operations

TSCI takes additional step toward resuming normal operations

Tecumseh, Neb. -- The Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (TSCI) is taking another step toward resuming a normal operational schedule. The facility will increase inmate movement on the weekends – a move that started Saturday, Nov. 26. “The facility has been operating under a staffing emergency since December 2019, which is…
Plans for Gov-elect Pillen’s Inaugural Ball announced

Plans for Gov-elect Pillen’s Inaugural Ball announced

    "Day by day, Better & Better" is the theme of Inaugural Ball of Governor-elect Jim Pillen.   The theme is a nod to a portion from the Husker Prayer that states 'Day by day, we get better and better, 'til we can't be beat. Won't be beat.'"     The Inaugural Ball…
Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves

GENOA, Neb. (AP) — The bodies of more than 80 Native American children are buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in central Nebraska. But for decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded…
UNL to change its fee policy after Christian group sues

UNL to change its fee policy after Christian group sues

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will consider changing its policy on the way student fees are distributed after being sued by a Christian student group that alleged it had been discriminated against. The changes the Board of Regents will consider at its meeting next month are part…
Nebraska test scores show sizable hurdle of pandemic learning loss

Nebraska test scores show sizable hurdle of pandemic learning loss

Ed commissioner: Students showed less learning loss than peers in other states LINCOLN — The academic hole facing Nebraska’s students, teachers, parents and policymakers became clearer Wednesday with the release of state K-12 test scores from 2021-22. Student proficiency scores in math and language arts were mixed, amid a national…
University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet Dec. 2

University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet Dec. 2

Lincoln, Neb. -- Revisions to Board policy regarding the sponsorship of speakers with student fees will be on the agenda for the next University of Nebraska Regents meeting. The meeting will be held Friday, December 2nd, at Varner Hall in Lincoln, starting at 9 a.m. Also on the agenda will…
City of Kearney commits $5M to new Rural Health Building at UNK

City of Kearney commits $5M to new Rural Health Building at UNK

KEARNEY – The city of Kearney is committing $5 million to a University of Nebraska project that will enhance health care education and training in the state. City council members voted unanimously Tuesday evening to support construction of the new Rural Health Education Building on the University of Nebraska at…
NSP Investigating Overnight Homicide in Imperial

NSP Investigating Overnight Homicide in Imperial

North Platte, Neb. -- Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 -- The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight in Imperial. The Imperial Police Department and Chase County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a shooting overnight at a residence in the 100 block of 12th street in Imperial.…
High schoolers step into the ‘cool’ world of STEM during UNK Science Day

High schoolers step into the ‘cool’ world of STEM during UNK Science Day

KEARNEY – The opportunities in STEM-related fields are endless. These high-skill, high-wage jobs are projected to grow more than twice as fast as other occupations in Nebraska, and most of them require a bachelor’s degree or higher. “The STEM workforce is an area that’s continuously evolving. There are so many…