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."
North PlatteExposition and RacingInc. proposes a five-eighths-mile oval track, identical to the size of Grand Island’s Fonner Park track, so it could offer either quarter horse or thoroughbred racing ... The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission would have to grant separate horse-track and gaming licenses ... North Platte Exposition and Racing Inc.
(AP) — The running mate for Nebraska governor hopeful CharlesHerbster announced Tuesday that she's bowing out of the race, citing the time commitment required to campaign ... Thibodeau, the owner of a day care and preschool in La Vista, was appointed to a seat in the Nebraska Legislature by Ricketts in 2017, but lost it in the 2018 election.
NEBRASKA STATE PATROL / Courtesy photo ... NEBRASKA STATE PATROL / Courtesy photo ... A NebraskaDepartment of Roads worker cleared debris Thursday morning as flood waters race over U.S. 77 south of Nebraska 33 near the Prairie Hill Learning Center ... A home and trailer at 10679 Nebraska 41 west of Clatonia is surrounded by flood waters Thursday, May 7, 2015 ... .
(The College Fix) – University of Nebraska regent and gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen has introduced a resolution opposing critical race theory, prompting professors and campus leaders across the state to balk at the proposal and argue it would hinder academic freedom.
... but this could potentially cause other institutions to follow suit.” -- Wording of a statement attached to a petition from the United CollegeAthlete Advocates opposing a NebraskaBoard of Regents resolution objecting to "imposition" of critical race theory in curriculum.
Nebraska gubernatorial candidate CharlesHerbster no longer has a running mate ... I look forward to the continuation of conservative leadership in Nebraska.” ... 'We are going to fight for the best Nebraska' ... Neither of the other two candidates who've entered the 2022 Republican primary race, University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen and State Sen.
OMAHA -- Leaders of national and Nebraska teachers unions are pushing back on critics of critical race theory and defending curriculum based on it ...NSEA says the association represents 28,000 Nebraska prekindergarten through 12th grade public school teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals and aspiring educators.
The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska executive team released a statement Monday morning opposing a proposed University of Nebraska Board of Regents critical race theory resolution planned to be introduced by Regent and gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen.
The 4/10th-mile oval — a dirt-track racing staple not only in Nebraska but the Midwest, too — could soon be running its final laps ... Kosiski, who has been inducted into multiple racing halls of fame, including the Nebraska AutoRacingHall of Fame, said the fans and racers have been wonderful to work with.
The tornado — now categorized by the National Weather Service as an F4 storm with 166- to 200-mph winds — was part of the most catastrophic outbreak of tornadoes in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa history... NEBRASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY ... Aric Brophy, left, of Aurora, Nebraska, raced outdoors to retrieve a hailstone and impress his kids.
... discuss possibly amending the agricultural district to allow, by special use permit, public events and facilities which would include horse racing tracks. An application for such a facility has been submitted to the NebraskaRacing and Gaming Commission for such a project in York.
We are all members of the human race ... He has turned the Legislature more partisan and toxic than ever, he spends taxpayer dollars to attack the federal government’s voluntary 30x30 program, makes an issue of critical race theory, which is not taught anywhere in Nebraska, and the list goes on and on of his failed administration ... Nebraska students.
The 4/10th-mile oval — a dirt-track racing staple not only in Nebraska but the Midwest, too — will soon be running its final laps ... Kosiski, who has been inducted into multiple racing hall of fames including the Nebraska AutoRacingHall of Fame, said the fans and racers have been wonderful to work with.
Pete Ricketts and others have the right to oppose the teaching of critical race theory just as some faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and others have the right to support it ... The resolution, if approved, would oppose the “imposition” of teaching critical race theory at the University of Nebraska.