McCook Community College and its parent Mid-Plains Community College are planning a series of community input sessions to learn about the needs of students, potential educational partners, emp…

For two years in a row, Nebraska has been No. 1 in the nation for new business investment. A few months ago, Site Selection magazine recognized our achievement by awarding Nebraska our second …

I’ve been thinking a lot about priests lately. For priests who seek holiness in loving service to God’s people — striving to see God in every person they encounter — these are grueling times.

Until last week’s release of a letter by Bay Area professor Christine Blasey Ford alleging he had sexually assaulted her while they were high school students in Maryland, Supreme Court nominee…

Here is America at its best: Faith-based organizations across the country are volunteering to help resettle refugee families in their communities. In the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., …

This week, we kicked off a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, which was chartered by Congress in 1919. Leaders from the American Legion joined me at a cerem…

Many Americans are struggling to sort out the conflicting accounts from a suburban Maryland party that occurred more than three decades ago. In only a few days, the controversy has riveted Ame…

The power of incumbency is strong, especially in Nebraska where the incumbents are usually Republicans. That’s because there were 584,173 registered Republicans in 2016. There were only 370,09…

It’s encouraging to see local schools embrace environmental stewardship that saves food waste from winding up in landfills.

During my time as a state senator I have had the privilege to meet, collaborate and share ideas with other state legislators throughout the Midwest and across the country. I have been a presen…

Our black cat, Buddy went missing this week, and our hearts are crushed. I know, to most people, he’s, “just a cat.” I get that. On paper, he didn’t look like much. He had a stomach issue and …

As ill-conceived tariffs proposed by the White House and the escalating threat of a trade war dominate economic headlines, a bit of good news on that front may have sneaked under the radar last week.

Should the New York Times have published an anonymous op-ed column that describes a White House in chaos and a “quiet resistance movement within the administration” aimed at containing Preside…

Economics 101 courses usually include a discussion of “guns vs. butter,” i.e., whatever is spent on national defense can’t be spent on consumer goods.

Nobody wants to see criminals on the sidelines or in big-league dugouts. They beat up women or rob banks? Be gone with them. But am I the only one who’s worn out with excessive moralizing on t…

A smart new mental-health survey and intervention program at a number of middle schools in King County promises to help detect and prevent teen substance abuse as well as tease out feelings of…

America is in the grip of a full-blown public health crisis. involving opioids. This week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation to address this loss of so many lives. The package…

Public hearings are an important part of the legislative process. In Nebraska, every bill that is introduced must have a public hearing. The hearings allow every citizen the opportunity to pro…

Nebraskans desperately need property tax relief. During the past 10 years valuations on agricultural land have increased 252 percent statewide and taxes have increased 162 percent. Meanwhile, …

Fighting poverty is a complex process, involving family structure, economic development, education, support systems and many other factors.

The president continues to strengthen the case that he is obstructing justice. The latest evidence: a tweet in which Trump condemned his own Justice Department and Attorney General Jeff Sessio…

A coalition of eight education groups in Nebraska made headlines last week by teaming up to fight back against discriminatory and harassing statements directed at students. The show of unity a…

At a time of heightened concern about election hacking, Nebraska’s general reliance on paper ballots provides a security advantage.

The left is close to having a governing majority due entirely to immigration. Despite the promise of the Trump campaign, there isn’t much standing in their way. Now, they’re just running out t…

In the Book of Lamentations, written about the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 587 B.C., you can find heartbreaking descriptions of loss and grief, betrayal and absolute despair…

For the record, we wish President Donald Trump was right about North Korea when he was optimistic about his ability to alter the regime’s nuclear intentions. We also wish he was right when he …