Nearly every state in the country has seen increases in the number of farms that welcome city dwellers to play on their property, and subsequently, the revenue they bring in from visitors. In Nebraska, from 2007 to 2012, the amount of money farms made from agritourism went up more than 65 percent. Luke Runyon of Harvest Public Media looks at how farmers are increasingly capitalizing on tourism opportunities.  http://bit.ly/1nykgS2

Nearly every state in the country has seen increases in the number of farms that welcome city dwellers to play on their property, and subsequently, the revenue they bring in from visitors. In Nebraska, from 2007 to 2012, the amount of money farms made from agritourism went up more than 65 percent. Luke Runyon of Harvest Public Media looks at how farmers are increasingly capitalizing on tourism opportunities.  http://bit.ly/1nykgS2

As of January, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services was responsible for a little more than 4,900 inmates. About one-fourth of them are in the Department’s Adult Education Program.

It costs taxpayers around $2.5 million a year.  “It’s a pre-investment. The majority of [inmates] are going to be out in 3-5 years. We want to make sure they can function in society,” said Mark Wentz, the adult education principal for Correctional Services.

Nebraska has museums dedicated to Latin American history, Jewish history, Czech history and even Welsh history, but none that focus on the experience of black Nebraskans. A group of dedicated Omahans is looking to change that, but it’s a tough road …Learn more in today’s Signature Story from Hilary Stohs-Krause.

Nebraska has museums dedicated to Latin American history, Jewish history, Czech history and even Welsh history, but none that focus on the experience of black Nebraskans. A group of dedicated Omahans is looking to change that, but it’s a tough road …

Learn more in today’s Signature Story from Hilary Stohs-Krause.

"I think the stereotype that’s associated with programming is definitely the 40-year-old man that lives in his mother’s basement, and it’s one of those fields where, as a woman, you feel you’re not going to be taken seriously."Women earn less than men in Nebraska, in part because the types of jobs women gravitate toward tend to have lower salaries. But two high-paying careers have garnered a lot of attention for their gender disparities, and only one for the reasons you might think.

"I think the stereotype that’s associated with programming is definitely the 40-year-old man that lives in his mother’s basement, and it’s one of those fields where, as a woman, you feel you’re not going to be taken seriously."

Women earn less than men in Nebraska, in part because the types of jobs women gravitate toward tend to have lower salaries. But two high-paying careers have garnered a lot of attention for their gender disparities, and only one for the reasons you might think.

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Two University of Nebraska at Omaha students have recently been selected out of hundreds of applicants to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the War on Terror.

Dan Harris, a UNO doctoral student, and Quinn Guilds, a master’s student, have earned the prestigious position from the…

Omaha Girls Rock Camp has been featured on prominent national website Jezebel:

According to Omaha Girls Rock organizer Val Nelson, over sixty-percent of the campers have never even held the instrument in their hand that they end up playing in front of hundreds of people at the end of the week. This is done through instruction and constant positive reinforcement. Girls walk away saying (through exit surveys) that they feel like they can “accomplish anything”.

In conclusion: This is the best, and I love it. Rock on, ladies!

At this year’s camp in early August, NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause led a workshop for campers on music journalism. The girls interviewed each other for a camp-produced zine and learned how to use social media to promote their music.