As the world grows more complex, college students increasingly complain of anxiety, depression, loneliness and feelings of hopelessness. In response, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Iowa and other institutions across the country are placing counselors in residence halls.
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Across Nebraska, communities are investing big in new public amenities and attractions and promoting entertainment districts and neighborhoods with sizzle as they seek to keep and attract young, tech-savvy workers.
StratCom has undergone several changes under Gen. John Hyten. He has described StratCom's new $1.3 billion headquarters as a "weapons system, not a building." And his biggest push has been to keep funding on track for a massive modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons and the systems that deliver them.
The writer, of Lincoln, is president and CEO of Nebraska Community Foundation.
The writer, of Ralston, is the former chairman of the Nebraska Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee and a retired hospital executive.
After a trip that included stops in Japan and Australia, Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., said his discussions with U.S. military commanders along the way drove home the importance of U.S. alliances in the region as a way of countering China's influence.
"We looked at every angle," said developer Matt Dwyer. He said there was no choice but to let go of the Blackstone Hotel name, which had been legally trademarked by a Chicago hotel.
“Every person buried in our cemetery has made his or her impact on the world in a uniquely profound way" said Rabbi Brian Stoller of Temple Israel. "Everyone buried there has a story.”
The writer, of Kearney, is the O.K. Bouwsma professor of philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
A Creighton student who suffered a knife slash to the neck has filed a lawsuit alleging that a fraternity's negligence led to her being attacked by a pocketknife-wielding fellow student.
Holt County Board member Bill Tielke has been told he cannot vote or lobby colleagues on issues related to the Keystone XL pipeline. He declared a conflict of interest in August after signing a right-of-way agreement with TC Energy for the pipeline to cross his farmland, and stating that he'll receive a $49,000 "cooperation bonus" if the pipeline is built.
They remember the thrill of a once deadly, confrontational symbol of oppression coming down, as it physically did a few years later. They remember a sense of victory.
Administrators at the institutions say it's wise for schools to work together, as the pool of young students has stagnated or shrunk. The administrators say the partnership will enable them to avoid having to create their own programs in certain fields and allow students at each campus to enjoy some of the benefits at the other campus.
The City of Omaha may declare large portions of the city as “extremely blighted” to help boost homeownership and affordable housing development in those neighborhoods.
A roundup of players with Midlands ties and how they fared in Division I football contests.
In 30 to 50 years, if all goes to plan, the southern half of Sarpy County could undergo a transformation, welcoming housing subdivisions and mixed-use retail buildings, industrial parks and perhaps even more data centers.
State election officials are in the process of acquiring new ballot-counting machines for all 93 Nebraska counties. They also are getting new devices for every polling place that voters with disabilities can use to mark ballots.
Reshaping Lewis & Clark Landing and Heartland of America Park requires extra care because of the riverfront’s industrial past and related environmental problems.
"Omaha is an underrated city with everything around the arena," said gold medalist Ryan Murphy. "Honestly, it’s the best meet there is in the world. It trumps all the others.”
Rep. Don Bacon said he was getting "heat" from Mayor Jean Stothert over his plans to write a letter on behalf of Omaha fire union President Steve LeClair, according to a union attorney. LeClair was fired after a bar incident with a woman.
“Those of us who have been given a lot, a lot is expected,” Mick Wagoner said. “I saw how gifted I’d been, and I need to give back.”
The writer, of Sag Harbor, New York, is a former journalist, press secretary and communications director for Merrill Lynch and retired vice chairman of public markets for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Elliott is the founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Murphy is vice president of people and corporate communications for Hudl and a member of the Carson Center’s advisory council.
Reaction to the meatless Runzas, which are still in a "trial" phase, has been mostly positive, said a Runza spokeswoman. They provide an option for "flexitarians," who sometimes don’t eat meat, though they'll never replace beef.
J'Tavion Smith had messed up and gotten breaks. He’d messed up and helped himself, graduating from high school and planning to enter Iowa Western Community College in the fall. Now, after being accused of shooting and injuring a 13-year-old boy, J'Tavion was in adult court.
The writer, of Fremont, Nebraska, is the campaign representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb and Douglas County Democratic Party Chair Crystal Rhoades say their focus is on getting more Democrats elected. Meanwhile, last week a group of Midwestern senators submitted individual letters criticizing the EPA's new ethanol proposal.
Erin Grace's recent column on Generation Z's contempt for baby boomers who don't understand them or their future sparked feedback.
Mannheim Steamroller, the Omaha-based band known for its bestselling Christmas album, is on the road for its 35th annual Christmas tour — the longest-running in the entertainment industry, a spokeswoman said. And Jennifer Novak Haar, and her husband, Mark, are on the bus.
Through Friday, Walter "Ted" Carter had made 18 appearances in Nebraska communities, and he'll visit Columbus, Norfolk and Fremont on Monday and Scottsbluff on Tuesday.
Members of the Nebraska State Board of Education voted 8-0 Friday to approve the new standards.
Hunters who have waited for years in vain to draw a single elk permit are upset, and it has left the landowner unwilling to even pick up his phone under a barrage of criticism. The permit created friction between Game and Parks officials and a Nebraska state senator, who says he’s been unfairly made a scapegoat for the decision.
A proposed new center in the law college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will receive funds from the Charles Koch Foundation. This worries some professors and an organization called UnKoch My Campus, who cite concerns the foundation may expect to have influence over the program.
A number of homeowners around Zorinsky Lake say they are stunned by the decision to clear trees in a 30-foot-wide corridor around the park. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the tree removal is necessary to prevent unauthorized uses of the parkland.
Harley Cooper won two National Golden Gloves titles and kept the sweet science of boxing alive in Omaha on the amateur level for many years afterward.
Neighbors say the 15-condo structure proposed for 501 S. 38th St. is too bulky, too tall and not far enough from the sidewalk. Noddle's Todd Swirczek, on the other hand, said the development is what growing urban neighborhoods need.
The Heritage Health Adult system would have work, wellness and personal responsibility requirements, many of which have been tried by other states. However, the combination of requirements and the penalties for failing to meet requirements would be new.
Andrew "Andy" Bailey and his wife, Susan, adopted children from India, Romania and Ethiopia.
After nearly 60 years in the same hands, Omaha’s Kiewit Plaza has a new owner that plans to reposition the 15-story building as a place for fresh and techie businesses seeking a fit in the hip Blackstone District.
The declines since 2017 ranged from two to five points on a 500-point test. So they didn’t plunge. But the slide follows a period when scores had been generally rising or holding steady. Having two academic subjects in both tested grade levels move down is a situation worth keeping an eye on.
Randy Fields and Janet Stuckenschmidt were witnesses to history while stationed in West Berlin in 1989.
The next election for Nebraska governor is three years away, but already some potential candidates are dipping their toes in the political waters.
Navy veteran Keith Sherman crisscrossed the country and collected stories from families of the fallen in each state before turning his work over to the Library of Congress on Friday as part of its ongoing Veterans History Project.
Some areas of the Sand Hills, in north-central Nebraska, have seen rainfall totals 8 to 12 inches above normal, forcing groundwater levels to rise and adjacent lakes and marshes to overrun roads, highways and corrals.
His appointment is expected to go before the City Council on Tuesday, the same day as that of Eric Burgin, an OHA resident leader. If the council confirms both, that would bring the board to its full complement of seven volunteer members and fill key vacancies that had lingered.
Horsemen’s Park will open early Saturday for the simulcast of the annual Breeders Cup races.
Danner says the county party should work more closely with the state party. Rhoades cites her fundraising and voter turnout abilities.
Dwayne Harris has been a "rock" for his new bride, the former Yolanda Smith.
Retired Omaha Fire Captain Louis Valencia died Sunday at age 59 of lymphoma.
A study by researchers at UNMC and the University of California San Francisco shows that a program that connects caregivers to a trained care navigator improved quality-of-life measures for both dementia patients and caregivers in as little as 12 months, when compared with usual care.