About to get underway here at the Omaha City Council. Lots of things on the agenda, and will be tweeting all of them, but we’ve also got the confirmation of Colleen Brennan to the vacant District 5 seat. pic.twitter.com/JY1vJHn0XT — Chris Bowling (@ChrisMBowling) January 12, 2021 About to get underway here at the Omaha City […]
Potential Family Dollar liquor license brings community ire, gets City Council disapproval
By Chris Bowling, Originally printed in the Omaha Star The overcast February day melted into cold night as hours passed inside the Omaha City Council’s Tuesday meeting. Some of the community members in attendance shift in their seats, others prop their elbows to hold their heads up, but all take notice when Cindy Gains grips […]
Hoodoo: Passion and Persistence
Let’s start with what’s new. The newly opened jazz club, The Jewell, in the Capitol District. The vision and efforts of Omaha transplant Brian McKenna are bringing world-class jazz artists to Omaha and giving some of our fine local talent that has been gigging at places like Jambo Cat in Dundee a new place to […]
Omaha Lawmaker Continues Push for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Employment Policy
State Sen. Megan Hunt told the Judiciary Committee that various iterations of her proposal have been introduced since at least 1994.
Frustrated Parents Seek Middle Step in Treatment of Omaha Youths in Juvenile Justice
Group also seeks to move probation out from under state court system
LGBTQ+ Protections at Crossroads in Nebraska Legislature
The Nebraska Legislature stands at a crossroads in 2023 regarding LGBTQ Nebraskans, with critical bills that could expand or limit protections.
City Council Debates Increases to Street Maintenance Worker Pay, Votes Not to Pursue Changes to State Liquor License Laws. COVID-19 Cases Continue Spiking in Douglas County.
Both the Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday.
New Home Prices Continue Their Ascent in Omaha Metro, and a New Study Offers Peek at Why
A local nonprofit group is ramping up efforts to stem construction costs that have helped to drive record prices.
“This is home.” Omaha Organizations Help Low-Income Homebuyers as Obstacles Increase
This story is part of (DIS)Invested — a longterm Reader investigation into Omaha’s inequities. *** As Jose Castañeda walked into the living room, he shut the door behind him. He looked to his left, then his right. There were no couches or rugs on the fresh gray carpet. No pictures on the beige walls. In […]
Unlikely champs: NorthStar, program for North Omaha boys, wins lacrosse title
It happened on a late spring Saturday afternoon in Omaha. The cool mid-May breeze caused the fans ringing Westside High School’s modest football field to curl up under their blankets and jackets. They watched, peering through the late afternoon sun, as 16 high school lacrosse players made history. The NorthStar lacrosse team, a group of […]