This story is part of (DIS)Invested — a longterm Reader investigation into Omaha’s inequities.


In our February cover story, we explored how development has created separate and unequal Omahas. In this video, which shows how Omaha developed from 1854 to 2022, viewers can see how trends like westward expansion, Sanitary and Improvement Districts, highway construction and other trends contributed to many of the modern inequities we’ve dealt with for decades.

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Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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