5 Things You Might Need to Say to Someone Who Denies Climate Change in Nebraska

From Understanding and Assessing Climate Change, Implications for Nebraska, a UNL report from the Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture. Page numbers in parentheses. 1. Really?! Are You Just Trying To Get A Rise Out of Me? Rural Nebraskans are knowledgeable about and sensitive to climate issues. The Nebraska Rural Poll (2013) tells us: • At least […]

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Thank You for 20 Years

This last Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, The Reader crossed the 20-year mark for covering what’s become an incredibly vibrant, world-famous artistic community and for uncovering the news that the mainstream media misses. Cultural coverage and watchdog, alternative journalism have been our hallmark and it’s because you, our readers, pick up this paper every week and […]

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration

“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am, personally.” As comprehensive immigration reform remains stalled by House Republicans after bipartisan passage in the Senate, Representative Lee Terry, Omaha’s 8-term Republican congressman is back in Omaha on “break,” with a jammed schedule of community events. That includes a townhall meeting […]

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The Company Phipps Keeps

How important could Douglas County be in next week’s election? According to the New York Times “538 Blog,” there are 152 scenarios that could result in an electoral college tie in this year’s presidential election, effectively allowing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to choose the next President. The chances are slim, but they increase as […]

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