Nebraskai/nəˈbræskə/ is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln. Its largest city is Omaha, which is on the Missouri River. The state is crossed by many historic trails and was explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The California Gold Rush brought the first large numbers of non-indigenous settlers to the area. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867. The climate has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, and violent thunderstorms and tornadoes are common. The state is characterized by treeless prairie, which is ideal for cattle-grazing. It is a major producer of beef, as well as pork, corn, and soybeans. The largest ancestry group claimed by Nebraskans is German American. The state also has the largest per capita population of Czech Americans among U.S. states.
Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced [ɲĩbɾasꜜkɛ] (contemporary Otoe Ñí Bráhge), or the OmahaNí Btháska, pronounced [nĩbɫᶞasꜜka], meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state.
Sparsely-recorded on a cassette-tape Portastudio, the tracks on Nebraska were originally intended as demos of songs to be recorded with the E Street Band. However, Springsteen ultimately decided to release the demos himself. Nebraska remains one of the most highly regarded albums in his catalogue. The songs on Nebraska both deal with ordinary, blue collar characters who face a challenge or a turning point in their lives, but also outsiders, criminals and mass murderers, who have little hope for the future - or no future at all, as in the title track, where the main character is sentenced to death in the electric chair. Unlike his previous albums, very little salvation and grace is present within the songs. The album's uncompromising sound and mood, combined with its dark lyrical content has been described by a music critic as "one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label."
As he walked from the ready room to the starting deck of the pool, Curtiss’ sense went mute as he prepared for the biggest race of his life ... From when he arrived with his high school coach George Ward and his mother on a 103-degree day in Nebraska, it was all business until race day ... But the race was creeping up.
The debate over critical race theory is best viewed not as a serious discussion of how we should deal with racial issues, but as a case study of what’s wrong with U.S ...Critical race theory, until last year a little-known academic concept, is uncomfortable for many White people...Nebraska Gov.
Pete Ricketts is planning a new series of town hall meetings to attack "radical sex education material" now under consideration by the NebraskaDepartment of Education. In announcing those plans, the governor also took aim at proposals to include study of "critical race theory" in the civics school curriculum. Nebraska Gov.
Pete Ricketts is planning a new series of town hall meetings to attack "radical sex education material" now under consideration by the NebraskaDepartment of Education. In announcing those plans, the governor also took aim at "critical race theory." ... Critical race theory is generally defined as an academic framework for analyzing structural racism.
Elle Ravenscroft rounds the second barrel in the barrel racing competition Saturday at the NebraskaHigh School Finals Rodeo in Hastings...Dalton Kunkee (105) and partner Sid Miller race to rope their steer in the team roping competition Saturday at the Nebraska High School Finals Rodeo in Hastings.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts decried critical race theory on a call-in radio show Monday, encouraging parents to engage locally. Critics say the Buffett Early ChildhoodInstitute promoted the controversial critical race theory in webinars it held this spring for Omaha-area educators ... Ricketts says he is 'opposed to critical race theory' ... Nebraska Gov.
Race organizers say the creation of the Laugh-and-a-Half-Marathon started as a way to promote wellness, as well as remember comedy legend and Norfolk, Nebraska native, Johnny Carson. Proceeds from the race regularly go toward supporting pediatric needs in northeast Nebraska, particularly healthcare.
Morgan Chaffin won the Robidoux Quick and Dirty women’s division in the 100-mile race with a time of 126.96.36.199 on Sunday. Chaffin, of Omaha, said the win was especially meaningful for her after competing in a few gravel races before the Quick and Dirty ... “I’m like, ‘You know what? I’m going to redeem myself at this race ... 100-Mile Race Top 10.
A hot humid night was the feature at the beginning of the third week of racing at BeatriceSpeedway, but by the end of the night the competition had to out run a pending thunderstorm ...Women for Racing were once again on hand to present several youth with trophies and one lucky fan won $305 in the 50/50 raffle.
Deontai Williams and a Husker loss to Ohio State sold TyrekeJohnson on Nebraska... But one visit to Nebraska ended his recruiting process ... RichardTorres shows Nebraska is recruiting a different type of quarterback ... Nebraska appears to be making a shift in the kind of quarterback it likes to recruit ... Nebraska Gov.
bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole pending, barrel racing, boys cutting, girls cutting, reined cow horse and bull riding ... Tymerie Steinhauer of Sutton competes in barrel racing during the NebraskaState HighSchool Finals Rodeo Thursday.
AidenHayes has one more race to swim at the U.S ... Well, that is, unless he can finish one spot higher than he finished in the race he swam Friday inside CHIHealth Center, the 17,000-plus seat arena in which the Trials are taking place in Omaha, Nebraska... Hayes qualified for the race he’ll run today by previously posting 22.77.
LANCE HARTZLER Missoulian. She was as close as you can get. Missoula native Katharine Berkoff was third at the midway point of her 200 meter backstroke semifinal race Friday at the U.S.Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. She was overtaken during the final half and finished fifth in 2.09.76 ... Olympic team ... .