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."
In 2021, Saint Francis Ministries used $10 million earned from work in Kansas to cover losses on a contract with Nebraska... The infusion meant that the state was spending more on the five-year contract with Saint Francis than the state’s previous contractor, Nebraska-based PromiseShip, had bid.
Every few minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811, Nebraska 811 said in a press release. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to Nebraska811, the local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig.
An advocacy group has dropped its 3-year-old lawsuit challenging Nebraska's use of private contractors to oversee Omaha-area child welfare cases ... Legislative Bill 1173, which included the repeal provisions, passed the Nebraska Legislature in April and took effect July 21 ... Leaders of Nebraska's state offices and agencies.
Officials on Thursday announced plans for a ninth building at the data center's campus along Nebraska 50 ...That's thanks in part to a wind farm in Dixon County in northeast Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... New hotel on InnovationCampus aims to 'bring Nebraska to every guest' ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska.
LINCOLN — The first developments of a $335 million effort to help underserved areas in Nebraska will focus on affordable housing in Omaha and an industrial park near Eppley Airfield, according to the leading lawmaker behind the effort ... The Nebraska Legislature passed the Economic Recovery Act, Legislative Bill 1024, earlier this year.
Federal disaster aid will be flowing into Nebraska as a result of a powerful wind storm that caused at least $1 billion in damage in the Northern Plains on May 12. Known as a derecho for its long path, the storm generated winds of 80 mph to more than 100 mph in Nebraska, according to the National Weather Service.
OMAHA -- Six Nebraska startups each received a $100,000 boost this past week ... The money was provided by local individuals and companies through venture capital firm and startup accelerator gener8tor, which is based in Wisconsin but has a partnership with NMotion, as well as the Lincoln-based nonprofit Invest Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska.
Deb Fischer, a Republican from Nebraska, saw her stock in defense contractor Lockheed Martin increase in price during the past six months ... Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who is the leading Republican on a Senate subcommittee overseeing missile defense, just reported selling all of her ...
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Soybean Board has announced the hiring of WesleyWach as demand and utilization coordinator ... “He will work with contractors along with the rest of NSB’s team to continue to build demand for Nebraska soybeans and increase utilization of soybean products both domestically and internationally.