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Recent articles by Brent:

Controlled burns restore ‘natural rhythm of the land’

Firefighters and specialists from various agencies in the area are doing prescribed burns in and around Hitchcock Nature Center in Pottawattamie County in ongoing efforts to restore the land. → Read More

New church bell in Iowa town beckons forgiveness

In March, the bell was stolen from the church and sold for scrap. Just before Thanksgiving, the town had new bell with a connection to the old one. → Read More

UNO partners with United Airlines to provide career path for pilots

UNO is now one of 14 universities in the U.S. to be a part of United Airlines' career pathway program Aviate. → Read More

Bellevue child with cancer given bedroom makeover by non-profit

Over the past two decades, the non-profit Special Spaces has worked with chapters in 10 states, including Nebraska and Iowa, to brighten the homes of more than 1,400 young cancer patients. → Read More

Ricketts presents 2022 Bioscience Award in Omaha

Pete Ricketts presented the 2022 Governor's Bioscience Award in Omaha to Synbiotic Health of Lincoln. → Read More

Nebraska gets EPA go-ahead to expand E30 use in state vehicles

The EPA informed Gov. Pete Ricketts the state can move forward with the use of E30 fuel in state vehicles. → Read More

Joslyn art students bring light to Methodist Hospital garden

Kent Bellows Mentoring Program at Joslyn Art Museum students is creating a mural on the wall leading to Methodist Hospital's Adam M. Koslosky Reflection Garden. → Read More

Derogatory name changes ‘very important’ to indigenous Nebraskans

Words carry weight, and for America’s first people, they often carry pain. → Read More

Heat, drought force Nebraska farmers to balance nitrogen more closely

Every farmer in Nebraska knows there’s not a drop of water to spare. So when you find yourself with a little leftover nitrogen after losing corn crop due to climate challenges, do the math and take it. → Read More

Nebraska Game and Parks warns drought may fuel deadly big game virus

Hunters can chalk up another worry to drought. This one is for big game populations, like deer and bighorn. → Read More

Afghans from Nebraska lead Capitol Hill vigil

For 15 days, Nebraskan Safi Rauf and his brothers, Anees Kahlil and Zabhi Kahlil, led a vigil on Capitol Hill. → Read More

Next phase in future of DOCO mental health facilities

Thursday at Metro Community College’s Fort Street Campus, board chair Mary Ann Borgeson led a panel describing the second of three scheduled phases in a mental health facility study. → Read More

Robots and artificial intelligence bring Nebraska $25 million

Imagine the future of farming across the globe. Satellite data, parsed by artificial intelligence speaking to drones, connecting to robots, maintained by a newly trained workforce. → Read More

Omaha making progress on lead Superfund cleanup

American Smelting and Refining Company’s smelting facility in Omaha was arguably the worst lead polluter in the country. → Read More

Strong community support highlights first football game between new Omaha schools

When it comes to new OPS high schools Buena Vista and Westview, everything is a first. First football game. First kickoff. First big play. → Read More

Beaver Lake in Cass County honors Cpl. Daegan Page

As the calendar brings us closer to the first anniversary of America’s dramatic exit from Afghanistan, memories of Omaha’s fallen hero — Marine Corporal Daegan Page — rise across Nebraska. → Read More

Power grid gridlock delays transition from coal at OPPD station in north Omaha

OPPD’s plan to stop burning coal at North Omaha Station by the end of 2023 has hit the brakes because of power grid gridlock. → Read More

Valley community speaks out about RV park plan at council meeting

Along a little slice of Platte Riverfront heaven, one man has a dream. → Read More

NSAA provides tools for more accurate heat measurement

“Heat-related deaths are honestly 100% preventable.” → Read More

Human trafficking affects Iowans, Nebraskans

The deplorable exploitation of fellow humans, human trafficking, has no place in a civilized world but can be found everywhere. → Read More