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‘Wild and Woolier Time’

From my perch in the office loft on Harney Street up from the Old Market, I looked down at the pages of that week’s edition. They were carefully ranked across the first floor. Most of those with full-page ads were done, while half- and quarter-pagers awaited their assigned stories, columns or calendar items. Sales reps […]

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Jocelyn: Omaha’s Rising Star

Beloved Omaha singer-songwriter Jocelyn, who’s just turning 22, has been a star-in-the-making since playing street corners and open mics as an old-soul teen prophet. Her winsome presence, yearning voice, melodic guitar licks and heartfelt lyrics about personal empowerment can move even jaded listeners. In early 2018 she won over the suits of major record label […]

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Networking group ties Nebraskans in Hollywood

Dreamers from Neb., as from everywhere else, have flocked to Hollywood since the motion picture industry’s start. Softening the harsh realities of making it in Tinsel Town’s dog-eat-dog world, where who you know is often more vital than what you know, is the mission behind the Nebraska Coast Connection. This networking alliance of natives already […]

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Staying With The Family

It was 1881 when Nebraska first placed ungovernable boys and girls in a new red brick State Industrial School in Kearney with the intent of reforming them. It was not until 1892, that 57 girls were moved from Kearney to a new Girls Industrial School at Geneva. Though programs and institution names have changed over […]

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Creative Humans

Betsye Paragas Queen of Cultural Collaboration: Paragas grew Omaha’s cultural footprint story by Cheril Lee “My favorite thing is collaborating. I like to see the arts organizations in Omaha do things together,” enthused Betsye Paragas, director of community relations for Opera Omaha. Over the course of her career, Paragas has worked for many arts organizations […]

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Control Your Rainwater

A Windstar tour bus sat at the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Office waiting for the 55 people attending the 2012 Omaha Green Infrastructure Tour. It was going to be a long day. As the city moves forward with a $2 billion Clean Solutions Omaha (CSO) plan to comply with environmental regulations and reduce sewage overflows from […]

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Anatomy of an Election

It takes months of planning, last minute details and tight organization to make an election go smoothly. “Election Day is the part that everybody sees,” said Election Commissioner Dave Phipps in his office at the Douglas County Election Commission on 115th and Davenport Streets. “Nobody wants to really know what happens and how you get […]