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Today’s Highlights:

  • A new plan proposes sending contaminated corn from the AltEn ethanol plant to a landfill near Omaha, possibly Bennington.
  • Lawmakers advance the nomination of an ear, nose and throat specialist to be the chief medical officer who will implement Nebraska’s new law banning gender-affirming care for minors.
  • Council Bluffs is pushing for a connection to the proposed Omaha streetcar.

Art Battle Omaha

Head to Culxr House to watch visual artists compete and create one-of-a-kind art.

By MarQ Manner


Around Omaha

In 2024, the Maha Music Festival will move to Heartland of America Park along Omaha’s riverfront, which will reopen later this summer after major renovations.

The push for an Omaha-Council Bluffs streetcar connection is picking up steam as Council Bluffs’ city staff eyes additional studies to see what it would take to make the idea a reality.

Officials may send 115,000 tons of contaminated material from the AltEn ethanol plant to an Omaha-area landfill. The plan calls for mixing the material, which is enough to cover 10 city blocks, with something to reduce its moisture content, then wrapping it like a plastic burrito so it can be sent to a landfill, possibly near Bennington.

If you’re planning on staying local for Memorial Day weekend, here’s the weather you can expect.

The winning formula for earning Nebraska’s first James Beard finalist for best chef in the Midwest? Take a gamble and give people something they won’t expect, says Yoshitomo chef David Utterback.

Upcoming Events

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Around Nebraska


Rural hospitals say Gov. Jim Pillen’s budget vetoes will force providers to choose between sinking further in debt or cutting back services. Pillen called the $140 million he cut excessive spending. Policy experts say the line-item vetoes will put foster care kids at risk and deflect action on affordable housing, which they say is sorely needed.

High need but low interest is leading to some growing pains for Nebraska programs designed to train the next generation of renewable energy professionals.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Percentage increase over the past two decades in the number of Americans over 65 in the labor force: 132

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington)


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