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."
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— WildlifeEncounters — near the City ParkShelter — For more than 30 years, Wildlife Encounters of Nebraska has worked with local and national zoos, wildlife parks and other organizations to provide homes for rescued animals, including the wild and exotic.
10—The NebraskaCityCity Council met on Monday, June 7, and took the following actions. ... Discussed how to set the sale value of a house at 1402 1st Corso that had been used by Nebraska City Rescue emergency medical services personnel as quarters; and ... The next regularly scheduled Nebraska City City Council meeting is set for 6 p.m.
Giant pot of federal 'rescue' money for Nebraska schools ... When Nebraska elementary and middle school students took the MAPGrowth last fall, it was clear they had made less academic progress than normal in math ... Nebraska’s slide generally mirrored a national downward trend on the MAP Growth test.
Before arriving in Lincoln during the fall of 2017 to become Nebraska’s athletic director, Moos made his mark as an AD in the northwestern part of the United States at Washington State, Oregon and Montana... Then, Moos says, he took the Nebraska job, got to know his Big Ten brethren, and found Alvarez to be a delight ... Nebraska vs ... Turman to the rescue.
Weidner, who recently announced his resignation as the city’s public safety director to accept a position with Nucor SteelNebraska. Over the 31 years he spent as a civil servant, Weidner served as a firefighter, rescue supervisor, shift commander and fire chief. In 2011, he accepted the position of city administrator and performed admirably ... .