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."
Congressional earmarks may be back — and that is really good news for Nebraska. Earmarks funded a host of worthy projects in Nebraska and helped our small-population state acquire its share of federal appropriations before the process was seized as a partisan political issue and dismantled a decade ago ... 4, 2021, at the Nebraska State Capitol.
Nebraska legislators face difficult and expensive choices in addressing the state’s prison problem ... At a time when most states in the nation are lowering their inmate population, Nebraska’s prisons are dramatically and dangerously overcrowded ... It may well be that Nebraska needs a ...
But instead of sticking to its original plan of vaccinating people with underlying health conditions along with people over age 65, the state of Nebraska has removed younger people who are most at risk if they contract COVID-19 from the vaccine high-priority group ... Only about 9% of Nebraska’s population has had both doses of the vaccine.
Lopez said city officials have had weekly meetings with the NebraskaSchool Activities Association and with Maul, and they have also put safety measures into place both at the arena and at the high schools that will be hosting games ... MILESTONES IN NEBRASKA'S CORONAVIRUS FIGHT Milestones in Nebraska's coronavirus fight ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska.
When Republicans defend the undemocratic Electoral College, they argue that in a small state like Nebraska, presidential candidates will ignore the state and not campaign here because of our small population ... So what? I don’t expect my friends in Western Nebraska to think like I do.
Olivia Wieseler. At the intersection of NebraskaHighway 29 and US Highway 20 lies the small town of Harrison, population 297, and home to one of the largest school districts by square mile, but one of the smallest by enrollment ... Many students live spread out on their respective ranches, some driving as far as 30 miles to get to school every day ... .
SMALL TOWN. ‘It’ll always be home’. A look at life in Harrison. By OLIVIA WIESELER. Star-Herald. At the intersection of NebraskaHighway 29 and US Highway 20 lies the small town of Harrison, population 297, and home to one the largest school districts by square mile, but one of the smallest by enrollment ... For them, that’s just life ... .
Audubon Nebraska's 50th CraneFestival commemorating the migration is March 20 and 21, 2020 in Kearney... It is estimated more than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River valley ... During their stop in Nebraska, cranes gain nearly 10 percent of their body weight.
Flooding from ice jams on the the Platte River forced officials to close Nebraska 15 south of Schuyler on Friday morning ... northern Butler County three miles west of the Nebraska 15 bridge, which is goes until noon Friday, and low-lying areas of Dodge and Saunders counties, which goes until noon Monday.
as the general population, first those ages 50 to 64 and then those 16 to 49. Nebraska Gov ... If the vaccine is doled out by population, as is done with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, Nebraska could be able to order as many as 15,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as next week ... The Nebraska State Patrol remembers Lt.