Think globally, act locally

David Corbin, Ph,D, Emeritus professor, Health Education & Public Health, UNO Before he retired from 31 years of teaching in Omaha, David Corbin packed a lot of traveling into his youth, getting college degrees in New Mexico, Ohio and Pennsylvania, playing guitar professionally on cruise ships in Puerto Rico and teaching college in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Corbin is […]

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Omaha on Earth Day

Editor’s Note: In advance of the 22nd Annual Earth Day Omaha on Saturday, April 20 in Elmwood Park, The Reader organized and interviewed the event’s speakers. This is the first of two installments, featuring speakers focused on local issues. Patrick Leahy, Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Patrick Leahy has a “gene” in his DNA for […]

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Showing Up

“Attendance is one area where 90 percent does not equal an A,” according to Sharif Liwaru, Elementary Schools Director at UNO’s Attendance Collaborative. That is because a 90 percent attendance rate equals 20 days of absence — the number that triggers a referral to the County Attorney as mandated by LB 933.  “A kid missing […]

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Standing in the Street Naked

“I would not want my neighbor who was mentally ill not to have the medication that he couldn’t afford,” Commissioner Marc Kraft said during a February 4 presentation by consultants Health Management Associates of Michigan on the operation and finances of the Douglas County Health Center.  “I don’t know if he was eligible for Medicaid. […]

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The Next Mayor of Omaha

The mayoral election kicked into gear on Monday night with a forum featuring five candidates — Mayor Jim Suttle, Dan Welch, Jean Stothert, Dave Nabity and Senator Brad Ashford. The group fielded questions for two hours from a packed room at the OOIC on North 24th Street. Moderated by founding members of Citizens for Fairness, […]

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Broadcast Battle

For 25 years CTI-22 has been “broadcasting the community” on Cox Channel 22 in Omaha from its studio at the OIC building on North 24th Street.  The facility and the channel have been synonymous with two things – the Reynolds family and a mixture of programming that runs from returned State Senator Ernie Chambers and […]

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