Nebraska Press Release
|04/23/2020 - 15:36||
Transportation Commission awards $5.3 million in contracts in April
The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will install several variable speed limit signs along a 30-mile section of Interstate 80 in Sweetwater County.
|04/23/2020 - 15:35||
Physicians Honored for Outstanding Care of Patients Near the End of Life
In this period of global struggle as health care professionals are putting their lives on the line, we are pleased to honor five exemplary physicians who specialize in care of patients near the end of life. It seems particularly important to continue this tradition during the coronavirus pandemic.
|04/23/2020 - 15:08||
Capital High School students in Helena, Montana, recognized during online ceremony as Grand Prize winner of EPA See a Bloom, Give it Room high school video challenge
HELENA (April 23, 2020) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8 Deputy Regional Administrator Deb Thomas recognized students and staff from Capital High School in Helena for winning the ‘See a Bloom, Give It Room’ High School Video Challenge.
|04/23/2020 - 10:47||
La procuradora general Moody busca ayuda para los propietarios de viviendas afectados por la COVID-19
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Como consecuencia de la pandemia de la COVID-19, la procuradora general Ashley Moody y una coalición bipartidista de 34 procuradores generales enviaron cartas a la Agencia Federal de Financiamiento para la Vivienda (FHFA, por su sigla en inglés) y al Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD, por su sigla en inglés) recomendando que se tomen ciertas medidas para ayudar a los propietarios de viviendas.
|04/23/2020 - 07:42||
Nebraska corn farmers to invest nearly $2.7 billion to plant 10.5 million acres
Corn planting season has begun in Nebraska, and farmers are expected to invest nearly $2.7 billion into this year’s crop.
|Nebraska Corn Board|
|04/23/2020 - 03:18||
ADM to Reduce Ethanol Grind in Response to Market Conditions
CHICAGO--( )-- Due to the challenging operating environment, ADM (NYSE: ADM) is currently managing ethanol production throughout its U.S. corn processing network to focus on cash flows and to divert corn grind to other products that are in higher demand, such as alcohol for hand sanitizer.
|04/22/2020 - 20:57||
AAPS News May 2020 Virus and Resistance
Until now, an essential tool has been missing from the toolbox of total control by a ruling class: quarantine and curfews, stated progressive journalist Harry Vox in a videotaped interview on Oct 21, 2014 (tinyurl.com/y7gpfq3y). This was at the time of the Ebola epidemic, which faded before an effective treatment or vaccine was found. Readers may recall the pushback against limited travel restrictions and quarantines, though Ebola is far more deadly and transmissible than today’s demon, COVID-19.
|04/22/2020 - 16:48||
Crowd Cow Commits to Carbon-Neutral Operations through Partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation
Crowd Cow will use verified carbon credits to offset emissions associated with all orders, from field to doorstep Lincoln, Neb.
|Arbor Day Foundation|
|04/22/2020 - 16:39||
Darrin E. Jones Named Executive Assistant Director of the Science and Technology Branch
Director Christopher Wray has named Darrin E. Jones as the executive assistant director of the Science and Technology Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington. Mr. Jones most recently served as the assistant director of the Information Technology Infrastructure Division.
|04/22/2020 - 15:58||
The Badger Bounce Back Falls Flat
Dan O’Donnell tears apart the Evers Administration’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan as arbitrary, onerous, self-contradictory, and potentially unconstitutionally vague.
|04/22/2020 - 14:51||
Amazon, Walmart Enable SNAP Online Orders
BENTONVILLE, Ark.—In the wake of COVID-19, retailers across the world have been working hard to eliminate as much physical contact required by their associates and customers, and big-name suppliers are no exception. Not only have companies like Amazon and Walmart been working to secure contactless checkout, but they are considering ways to accommodate all forms of payment, including those provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
|04/22/2020 - 08:35||
Federal indictment charges four with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned yesterday a criminal indictment charging four individuals with federal charges for their involvement in a drug conspiracy trafficking methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina Andrew Murray and the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta Field Division Robert J. Murphy.
|04/22/2020 - 05:37||
State Guidance Addresses Equity Implications of Distance Learning during COVID-19
Alexandria, VA—According to a new policy update from NASBE, nearly every state has issued guidance to help schools implement continuous learning for students and adapt to a variety of needs and circumstances amidst widespread school closures from COVID-19. State guidance addresses equity concerns and accessibility of instruction for all students, time spent in online learning, teacher resources and support, and services for students with disabilities.
|04/22/2020 - 02:08||
Land OLakes, Inc. turning on the Wi-Fi in rural communities
Land O’Lakes and its cooperative network are helping bridge the telehealth and educational digital divide during COVID-19; calling on state and federal policymakers to help with long-term solutions.
|04/22/2020 - 00:30||
Gov. Ricketts Extends Deadline for DYTI Grant Applications
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the previous deadline for grant applications under the Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI) has been extended from May 15 to July 1, 2020.
|04/22/2020 - 00:15||
The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Is a Time for Reflection and Action
Even in the face of enormous challenges, we can do great things to secure a better future for birds and people.
|04/21/2020 - 16:45||
Arbor Day Foundation Announces 2020 Arbor Day Award Winners
Ahead of the 148th observance of Arbor Day, Foundation celebrates leaders of the charge to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees LINCOLN, Neb.
|Arbor Day Foundation|
|04/21/2020 - 15:22||
Applied BioMath, LLC Announces Collaboration with Northern Biologics
Applied BioMath (www.appliedbiomath.com), the industry-leader in applying systems pharmacology and mechanistic modeling, simulation, and analysis to de-risk drug research and development, today announced a collaboration with Northern Biologics for semi-mechanistic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) modeling of Northern Biologics' lead preclinical antibody for the treatment of cancer.
|04/21/2020 - 12:59||
U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.1 Million to Protect Iowa Businesses from Future Floods
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.1 million grant to the M&P Missouri River Levee District of Glenwood, Iowa, to support resiliency planning to protect the region from future flooding disasters. The EDA grant will be matched with $279,149 in local investment.
|04/21/2020 - 11:07||
Hemp Industries Association Appoints New Board Members Announces State Chapters Task Force
NASHVILLE - The Hemp Industries Association® (HIA®) announces the appointment of 4 board members. Association Vice President, Rick Trojan, is appointed Board President and former Association Treasurer & Hemp Farmer, Mike Lewis, is appointed Board Vice President. The Board appoints former Board Directors, Annie Rouse as Secretary and Frank Robison as the Board Treasurer.
|04/21/2020 - 10:48||
Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program
This approval will allow the States to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. Kentucky’s SNAP participation is over 500,000 individuals, more than 225,000 households, and totals nearly $750 million annually in federal funding.
|04/21/2020 - 05:04||
Analysis: Keystone Advocates Have Spent $611 on Lobbying for Every $1 by Opponents
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline rally in Washington, D.C. to protest President Trump's executive order advancing construction in January of 2017.
|04/21/2020 - 00:09||
Gov. Ricketts Launches #TestNebraskaChallenge, Rolls Out Plan to Expand COVID-19 Testing
Gov. Ricketts (podium) talks about the State’s plan to expand testing at today’s press briefing.
|04/20/2020 - 23:43||
DOD Details $133 Million Defense Production Act Title 3 COVID-19 Project
Three companies were awarded contracts: 3M ($76 million), O&M Halyward ($29 million) and Honeywell ($27.4 million). The increased production will ensure the U.S. Government gets dedicated long term industrial capacity to meet the needs of the nation.
|04/20/2020 - 12:39||
Weak labor protections have put Midwestern food processing workers at risk for coronavirus
Earlier this year, our report Race in the Heartland detailed stark and pervasive racial disparities in Midwestern states—tracing these to longstanding patterns of discrimination and segregation in the region, and the disproportionate impact of “rust belt” deindustrialization and the collapse of union membership for workers of color.