Sean McCarthy

Bishop Gene Robinson is retired. Sort of. On January 5, Robinson retired from his position as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. In 2003, he became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. His election trigge... more

Jan 21, 2013 9:29 AM News

A journey of faith rarely follows a linear path. Eric Elnes' path took him from a fishing boat in Alaska, through a cross-country walk across the United States, and eventuallyplaced him at Omaha's Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacifi... more

Jan 15, 2013 9:31 PM News

On Tuesday, March 13, Equal Omaha and dozens of people packed the Legislative Chambers to hear the City Council's decision on an equal employment ordinance proposed by District 2 representative Ben Gray. The ordinance would prohibit discr... more

Jun 26, 2012 1:43 PM News

Last Saturday, a crowd of about 700 packed the Hilton Hotel's Grand Central Ballroom at 10th and Cass to honor Chief Standing Bear and the landmark court decision made in 1879 by Omaha judge Elmer Dundy, recognizing Standing Bear and Nati... more

May 14, 2012 9:38 PM News

City Council member Ben Gray has some advice for people who plan to attend the March 6 public hearing for his equal opportunity ordinance. "Pack a lunch … and have a couple snacks just in case," Gray said. "You're going to see more pe... more

Feb 27, 2012 11:24 AM News

Chris Rock once joked that a man is basically as faithful as his options. The same logic could apply to politics. Last month, hundreds of Occupy Omaha protesters marched through downtown Omaha. Since then, members have been marching eve... more

Nov 14, 2011 9:43 PM News


David Keim

The last Sunday brunch at Dixie Quick's "blink and you'll miss it" location at 19th and Leavenworth felt mostly nostalgia-free. Overheard conversations focused more on movies and irritating co-workers and less on how this would be the las... more

Oct 15, 2011 7:27 AM Eat

Mention net neutrality to a web-savvy proponent, and you may be subjected to a lengthy diatribe against censorship and unfair business practices at the hands of telecommunications companies. Mention the term to a congressman who grew up in ... more

Apr 7, 2011 10:25 PM News

Helped at least partly by the growing popularity of the local food movement, the Omaha Farmers Market has grown from having about 20 vendors and a few hundred visitors in 1994 to more than 110 vendors and about 8,000 visitors on an average ... more

Nov 18, 2010 4:42 AM Art

When I was finally able to talk with Mark Evans, president of Burton Plumbing, I knew I had a 15 minute window at most. Thursday he was on a service call. Friday he was juggling administrative duties with service calls from one of the most ... more

Nov 18, 2010 4:38 AM Art

Having a baby? There’s an app for that. Smartphone applications are no longer limited to shooting aliens and finding recipes. Doctors at Alegent Health can monitor pregnant patients through phones. After the mother-to-be checks into the ... more

Nov 6, 2010 12:02 AM News

Despite repeated calls for a digital healthcare records system, paper usually runs the show. You fill out the insurance form multiple times. Your critical records might be at another location across town. If you experience a health crisis... more

Nov 5, 2010 11:57 PM News

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