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."
LINCOLN (AP) — The chairwoman of the Legislature's tax-focused Revenue Committee has endorsed University of NebraskaRegent Jim Pillen for governor ... In the video, Linehan says Pillen will “fight to finally find a real solution to our property tax problem in Nebraska.” ... Nebraska's Audrey Coffey swims the 1500-meter freestyle in Wave I of the U.S.
The NebraskaDepartment of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday unveiled a new design for driver's licenses and ID cards ... Medicaid expansion lawsuit paused after Nebraska officials promise to expand benefits ... As with Nebraska's current IDs, the new cards will be REAL ID-compliant ... Nebraska's Audrey Coffey swims the 1500-meter freestyle in Wave I of the U.S.
With record highs possible on Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for eastern Nebraska for Thursday afternoon and evening ... Nebraska grid prepared for heat; here's how to lessen impact on your wallet, health ... Nebraska's Audrey Coffey swims the 1500-meter freestyle in Wave I of the U.S.
Robertson was named CHIHealth’s CEO in 2013, just after the organization was formed through the integration of the Alegent Creighton Health and CHI Nebraska health systems ... The division includes 14 hospitals in Nebraska and Iowa and, as of Jan ... Nebraska experts ... Nebraska's Audrey Coffey swims the 1500-meter freestyle in Wave I of the U.S.
Ricketts has recently spoken out against easements of property in Nebraska, which is completely unsurprising considering his family’s interest in purchasing and owning land ... Easements come in different varieties in Nebraska ... Nebraska Gov ... Nebraska's Audrey Coffey swims the 1500-meter freestyle in Wave I of the U.S.
Before starting your Wednesday, catch up on all of the biggest stories from across Nebraska. ... Portion of CARES ActGrant coming to the Nebraska Panhandle... Nebraska teen dies after trying to swim across Montana portion of Missouri river. Over 63% of Nebraska adults have had one shot of vaccine.
OlympicSwimmingTrials, turned to her club teammate and said, "We're going to both be here in 2016." ... Five years after competing in her first Olympic trials, Theil was back and this time she was swimming in a bigger setting ... Swimming in the outside lane, Theil finished her morning prelim race in a time of 2 minutes, 14.72 seconds.
So close, and yet so far. Missoula native Katharine Berkoff finished fourth in the women's 100-meter backstroke final Tuesday night at the U.S.SwimTrials in Omaha, Nebraska... Berkoff's time was 58.82 ... Ever since she was in grammar school, she has dreamed of following in her father's footsteps and swimming in the Olympics ... Notes ... � ... .