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 […]
Both the Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday.
Cars speed up and down 13th Street as the lights from surrounding businesses flash neon colors. Behind a brick wall and metal door on the main strip, something unknown awaits. On Saturday, July 17, curious Omahans finally got to crack it open and see what lay hidden behind the brick façade. “What we wanted to […]
Between solos by Omaha saxophonist Norman Love and excerpts of civil rights era speeches, a baritone voice calls out inequality and demands racial justice. They took their evil plan, And stole me from my land. But you helped me understand, That I am God’s favorite man. Behind the composition and impassioned lyrics is a public […]
I know, I know… it’s only December, and anything can happen before the year is actually over, but I ain’t got that luxury, deadlines being what they are. Rather than wait until January after you’ve (hopefully) long forgotten and moved on from 2021, I thought I’d do the recap now while it’s fresh in your […]
This story originally published in Flatwater Free Press. It is a storybook summer night in Omaha, and Ebrahim Abdulsattar is sitting under a pink-striped sky in Aksarben, eating a chocolate crepe and considering his happy fortune. He is married to Lubna al-Sebaie, a woman who shares his Muslim faith, intellectual curiosity, and zest for road […]
The Omaha City Council discussed a liquor license for the controversial Good Life Sports Bar, rezoning ordinances and storm recovery during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Let me start by telling you who Denver Dalley is. Because some of you (OK, most of you) don’t remember or weren’t around when Omaha was at the center of the indie music world, circa 2001-2005. Dalley was (and is) a stellar guitarist and songwriter who played in seminal Omaha indie punk band Desaparecidos with […]
This story was originally published in The Flatwater Free Press. The city’s main library will be different. The operation and funding structure of the library system — even if it grows to 13 branches — will remain the same. The library’s share of the city budget is down from previous years. Still, mayor Jean Stothert […]
When Tom Belford’s mother died in May, her family was faced with the impossible task of limiting her funeral to 10 people. Belford, who is the owner and funeral director of John. A Gentleman Mortuaries and Crematory, recalled the difficult months leading up to his mother’s death. “From March until May nobody was allowed in […]