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."
When she sent the first letter to her prospective pen pal nearly 75 years ago, Nebraska native Dorothy Reicks had no idea a lifetime of friendship was to follow. Reicks, who grew up in Pierce, Nebraska, was about 10 years old when she wrote her first letter to Joanne Thome of Johnsburg, Wisconsin... Nebraska became the only state in the U.S.
Pete Ricketts on Monday announced the launch of a $10 million national marketing campaign funded by federal CARES Act money to attract people to come to Nebraska for jobs and to enjoy "the good life" that the state can provide ... Nebraska has 50,000 job openings and a great quality of life, Ricketts said, and it's time to "tell the world our story.".
The third time the girl told officials about sexual abuse, the NebraskaState Patrol investigated, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office prosecuted, and Vilmont was arrested ... She declined to comment and referred a reporter to prosecutor Corey O’Brien of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, who also declined to comment.
Black residents in Nebraska are incarcerated at a rate of nearly nine times that of white people in the state, according to new research from a national research and advocacy organization focused on prison reform ... And Nebraska's Black incarceration rate is the 10th-highest in the country, outpacing the national average.
Pete Ricketts signed an executive order that will let drug counselors, physical therapists and other health professionals practice in their field even if they aren't licensed in Nebraska, to try to address staffing shortages that have grown worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Helping with the harvest was Nebraska master naturalist Lisa Christensen, who worked at Homestead to help fulfill the continuing educational and volunteer hours needed for her certification ... Man who helped save historic tractor now on display in Nebraska dies at 97. 20 photos to remind you how beautiful Nebraska is. Courthouse and Jailhouse Rocks.
It was 223 years old when Nebraska achieved statehood in 1867 ... The Old Oak Tree is believed to be the oldest documented tree in Nebraska ... The tree is a popular attraction at the park, located along the Missouri River north of Ponca, Nebraska ... Nebraska Tourism ... Courthouse and JailRocks break the expansive Nebraska prairie near Bridgeport.
MONROE, La ... Wednesday’s hearing in Monroe was held via video conference ... “We are very disappointed in the fact that he was not detained this morning,” Donecia Banks-Miley, an attorney for Bowman, said outside the courthouse. People are also reading…. Former Nebraska Airboaters Association treasurer facing theft charges WATCH NOW ... .
Remember when the Nebraska volleyball team had a rare three-match losing streak, and a lot of problems with its offense? ... 10 Nebraska beat No ... It was Nebraska’s first match against a ranked Big Ten team this season, and the Huskers were up to the challenge ... “I kept telling them, ‘Attack with your serve,’” Cook said on the Nebraska Radio Network.
For the fans, it had been four months of hopefulness — and then two weeks of anticipation — that Stivrins would play again for the Nebraska volleyball team ... Stivrins is already an all-timer for the Huskers, a fierce competitor who shows you and tells you how much playing volleyball for Nebraska means to her.
A school is a fitting way to honor the Ponca chief who famously returned to Nebraska from an Oklahoma reservation in the late 1800s to bury his son and challenged the U.S. government in an Omaha courthouse, said Larry Wright, leader of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska ... Nebraska Gov ... Nebraska Gov ... Nebraska Sen ... Nebraska Gov ... Nebraska Gov.