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Earth Day Omaha

Nebraska Earth Day Passport | April 15 – May 15 | Virtual “Mini” Earth Day Omaha | Saturday, April 17 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St., Omaha, NE Learn more about both events here. “Mini” Earth Day Omaha On April 17, Earth Day Omaha will celebrate Earth Day’s […]

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Readers’ Choice 2021: BEST PERSONAL SHOPPING & SERVICES

Nominations and final voting: Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their category for about eight weeks at TheReader.com beginning in January and running through the end of February. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category who will appear on the final ballot. Final […]

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Hotel Deco Reopens, Veg Edible Pops Up

Monarch Emerges After an extensive renovation, Hotel Deco has reopened, bringing with it Monarch Prime and Bar. Voted Omaha’s “Most Instagrammable Restaurant”, Monarch has redefined Omaha’s steakhouse scene as something elegant and artistic. Stop by for a creative cocktail, a delicious dish, and to welcome Monarch back. Veg Edible Pop Up Veg Edible has a […]

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Big Med

Big Med California in the twentieth century was consistently the harbinger of cultural and political change. When a trend emerged in California, it would usually show up in the rest of America sooner or later. Take for example, skateboards; in California in the ‘50s; Omaha in the ‘60s. Then there is the economic evil known […]

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Soul Food with Style

You may know Alexandria Ewing for her work creating ethical, organic beauty and self-care items through her boutique business Balance Botanica. Her belief is that products should be good for your skin, body and the world around you. You may also know her from her mentoring work and for teaching culinary arts through Step-Up Omaha!, […]

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A Nebraska doctor was writing a history of nightmare pandemics. Then she lived one.

“Mom’s home! Look away, look away!”  This was how I greeted my kids during the first half of the COVID-19 pandemic after an internal medicine clinic shift at Nebraska Medicine. I’d shed my doctor scrubs in the laundry room, start the washer, and dash upstairs in my underwear while my kids shielded their eyes for […]

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Hundreds of PPP Loans Went to Fake Farms in Absurd Places, including Nebraska

This story was originally published in ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. by Derek Willis and Lydia DePillis The shoreline communities of Ocean County, New Jersey, are a summertime getaway for throngs of urbanites, lined with vacation homes and ice cream […]