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      NET News: Nebraska's Unique Habitats: Indian Cave Oak Woodlands


      We’re standing waist-deep in greenery, under a forest canopy so dark we can’t see the sun. Combined with mid-summer humidity, it almost feels like a jungle. We’re on the far eastern edge of Nebraska, at Indian Cave State Park.


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      NET News: Nebraska's Unique Habitats: The Rainwater Basin


      You’ve probably been to the Rainwater Basin—you just might not know it. The region stretches across parts of 19 counties in southeast and southcentral Nebraska, between the Platte and Republican rivers. The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture is a partnership of many different groups and agencies working...


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      NET News: Nebraska's Unique Habitats: The Loess Canyons


      Nebraska is home to many unique and diverse landscapes. The Nebraska Natural Legacy Project seeks to conserve the state’s plants, animals and natural habitats through voluntary conservation work. Today, we begin a special in-depth report profiling some of those habitats around the state.


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      NET News: Keystone XL hearing promises mix of legal and personal concerns


      The upcoming hearing in Lincoln by the Nebraska Public Service Commission on the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline promises to highlight a series of legal and personal concerns.


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      NET News: Why Some Farmers Are Bringing Back Livestock To The Prairie


      Animal agriculture today doesn’t usually mix livestock. A barn is just for pigs or a pasture is for cattle-only. But some farmers are exploring grazing different animals on the same land as a way to help the locally-raised meat business profitable.


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      NET News: Growing Inspiration On Art Farm In Central Nebraska


      In the middle of a cornfield in central Nebraska, an oasis of art is growing. Art Farm, situated off a long dirt road outside the small town of Marquette, started back in 1993 as an artist residency program. Since then, it’s become a one-of-a-kind experience many artists can’t resist.


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      NET News: Demonstrators, law enforcement prepare for KXL hearings


      Demonstrators, law enforcement prepare for KXL hearings by PSC in Lincoln


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      NET News: When School Doesn’t Offer Physics, Rural Students Head Online


      Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One district in a rural Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t othe...


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      NET News: Churches Support Refugees, Immigrants In Meatpacking Town


      Churches play an important role welcoming refugees and immigrants to new communities. But church pews often don’t reflect that diversity. In one small town, though, congregations are serving the many cultures of the community’s Christian population.


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      NET News: Return to Victory Boxing


      Six years ago we introduced you to two former south Omaha gang members connected by a boxing gym. Their stories were part of our documentary on gangs in Nebraska called “Gang Fight.” Mike Tobias returned to the Victory Boxing Club to catch-up with Luis Rodriguez and Servando Perales.


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