Authorities say an investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups after dark since November has confirmed nothing unusual or criminal. They're mostly hobbyist drones, commercial aircraft, stars, planets and weather phenomena. Yet if history is any guide, the investigation involving flights of a heat-detecting plane in northeastern Colorado will settle nothing for many people. They've also been seen in Nebraska and Wyoming. Dan Carlson says drones have flown after dark near his Nebraska farm four times this year. He suspects military involvement. U.S.

Nebraska Braces For Winter Storm

Nov 26, 2019

Nebraska is bracing for a winter storm.  A winter weather advisory will take effect today at noon for the Omaha area as three to five inches of snow could fall before the system moves out of the area tomorrow morning.  Winter storm warnings will be in effect for most of the state as snowfall amounts in western Nebraska could approach one foot.  Drivers are being warned about the potential for slick road conditions and reduced visibility.


Stories From the Trail: The Film

Nov 18, 2019
Emily Chen-Newton

You heard the stories, now the film has been released! The newly formed Great Plains Trail is the first its' class to tackle The Great Plains region for almost the full 2,200 miles of the route. 

Omaha Public Radio's Emily Chen-Newton caught up one ambitious in his second week of walking. See the short film of their trek, and check out the audio mini-series here.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the removal of four Superfund sites in Nebraska and Iowa from their national priorities list.

NE Stays In Top Ten Of Best States

May 15, 2019

 Nebraska is still in the top ten of best states in the country.  According to U.S. News and World Report, the Cornhusker State dropped two spots from last year to the ninth best state to live in with good scores in education, infrastructure, and fiscal stability.  Nebraska was weighed down by two scores outside the top 25 in health care and natural environment.

Key U.S. House Race Live Results

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Nov 6, 2018

Track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate races.


2018 Nebraska Midterm Election Results

Nov 6, 2018

Get the latest on Nebraska's ballot measures and races for governor, Senate, and House.



Follow live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including results and analysis.  You can also track the balance of power between the major parties in Congress as results come in for House and Senate races.  Get caught up in the latest news.


2018 Midterm Election Coverage on KIOS

Oct 23, 2018
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Beginning at 7 p.m. this Election Day, KIOS will provide national and statewide election coverage from NPR and from around our region. 

On 91.5 KIOS, we will pre-empt our regular broadcast of As It Happens for NPR special coverage, which will feature interviews with newsmakers, reports from state races, and analysis from NPR's Political Team.

Visions of Nebraska's  varied landscapes are explored by the Artists' Cooperative Gallery during their August exhibition.  The group will hold an opening reception Friday, August 5, from 6pm to 9pm.

Starting more than 40 years ago in space above M's Pub, the Artists' Gallery shows the work of strong professional artists from the region.

The gallery is located at 405 S. 11th St., Omaha.  For more information, their website is

Artist, Lori Elliott-Bartle, talks about the August exhibition.

Nebraska has 25 delegates and five super-delegates at stake when Democrats caucus Saturday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee is shifting away from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' tax proposals and toward alternative solutions as farmers and ranchers clamor for property tax relief.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha could get a $136 million medical facility built next to the ailing veterans hospital if a public-private initiative is carried through.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have risen for the second month in a row, suggesting more improvement in the regional economy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of a commission organizing celebrations for Nebraska's 150th birthday next year says events will be held within driving distance of every citizen.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system is facing a staffing crisis that it may not be able to overcome amid a statewide nursing shortage and the state's relatively low wages.

Nebraska Democrats prepare to caucus for the third time

Feb 29, 2016

Four days after Super Tuesday, Nebraska Democrats will caucus for the third time.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will have more money than expected this session, based on new state revenue projections.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's top federal prosecutor says 54 people have been arrested so far in a major drug sweep being conducted by federal, state and local officers in western Nebraska and northeastern Colorado.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have made it more difficult for passengers in getaway cars to sue if they are injured during a high-speed chase with police.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Six states have filed a new lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Affordable Care Act.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters can expect to hear a lot about capital punishment between now and the November election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the state must reevaluate its policies and marketing to reach its economic potential.

Greg Echlin

When the Kansas City Royals held their first full-squad workouts Tuesday, two former Huskers teammates re-united.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have confirmed a new director for the state's behavioral health division.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is one step closer to finding a chancellor as the final four candidates ready themselves to navigate an intense interview process over the next two weeks.