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Racism Drives Some BIPOC to Flee State

When she opened the email, Aixa Flores-Dominguez was taking a break from performing with her dance team at an Omaha South High Magnet School basketball game in December 2019. The school’s WiFi wasn’t working so she couldn’t see the message from Columbia University –– just digital confetti cascading down her phone screen. “I think I just got […]

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The Reader Interview with Don Bacon

The Reader interviewed Republican Congressman Don Bacon on Oct. 17, 2020 about issues ranging from racial inequality, COVID-19, climate change and the race against his Democrat opponent, Kara Eastman. The matchup in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District a rematch from 2018 where the Congressman won by a slim margin. *** Chris Bowling: I want to just […]

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Meet the Candidates of Omaha’s District 5

These stories are in-depth profiles of candidates for Omaha City Council’s District 5 seat. For coverage of other races check out The Reader’s 2021 city election hub. Colleen Brennan Growing up in Midtown, Colleen Brennan wasn’t going to let anyone pick on her little brother, Tim. A child with special needs, Tim was forced to attend a […]

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Meet Omaha’s Mayoral Candidates

*An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Jasmine Harris’ initials as JS. They have been corrected to JH. These stories are in-depth profiles of four of the five candidates running for mayor of Omaha. A representative for Jean Stothert said the incumbent mayor was unavailable for an interview. For coverage of other races check […]