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Polling Place Changes Hit Older Omaha Harder

On Primary Election Day, 82-year-old Robert Wright drove to Evans Tower on 24th Street in north Omaha from his home at 9th and Fort Streets. He heard on television that Evans Towers was a polling place. Because he hadn’t received a card in the mail telling him where to cast his vote, he figured someone […]

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Problems Easy To Spot

In the seven weeks since nearly 29,000 citizens consented to potentially recall Mayor Jim Suttle, headlines in Omaha have read like a political thriller. But among the fraud allegations, busing controversies, court dates and political bickering, the two questions that started it all continue to get lost: What’s wrong with Omaha, and how do we […]

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Project Censored

Censored in a brave new world by Rebecca Bowe (rebeccab@sfbg.com ) The world was a different place in 1976 when Carl Jensen, professor of communications at Sonoma State University, founded Project Censored to highlight important national news stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press. Then, there were few good alternatives to […]