Return of the Mac (Take Seven) Midtown Crossing at Turner Park will host the seventh annual Mac and Cheese Binge on Saturday, January 21 from 11am to 3pm. The all-ages outdoor event will feature $4 mac samplings from Chef Around the Block, Pa Mas Taqueria & Grill, Ray’s Wings, Pizza and Drinks, Smokin’ Oak Wood-Fired […]
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.
Chili and Elote, Omaha Potholes, Gun in School
Chili and elote are the subject of Sara Locke’s affection this week. The City of Omaha hasn’t had a contract for pothole repair since 2019. Charges will not be filed against a Lincoln boy who brought a loaded handgun to his elementary school.
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.
Hot in Here
Benson looks like the place to be on Friday, Feb. 3, with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal opening for Satchel Grande at The Waiting Room, 8 p.m. Meanwhile, down the street at the Benson Theatre on Feb. 3, Kris Lager hosts another “Conduit Live” arts showcase. The first two events sold out, so advance tickets […]
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 […]
“Downward Spiral” Part 4, Economic Recovery Funds, Child Labor Aftermath
The fourth and final installment of Chris Bowling’s “Downward Spiral” series. Lawmakers resume the conversation on how to distribute economic recovery funds to North and South Omaha. Parents of a child illegally employed at a meatpacking plant face child abuse charges and possible deportation.
McDonnell in Crosshairs of Omaha Dems over Abortion, Trans Stance
McDonnell could be the pivotal 33rd vote for effectively banning abortions and gender-affirming care for minors in Nebraska.