The Maroon Candidate

In 2014, Nebraskans will elect a new governor, and if you were to follow the traditional red state/blue state conventional wisdom, it would look like a Republican candidate’s biggest worry will be not the Democrat challenger, but the other four primary candidates who are vying for the most conservative record on the ballot. A 2012 […]

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Brewing Up Discussion

A journey of faith rarely follows a linear path. Eric Elnes’ path took him from a fishing boat in Alaska, through a cross-country walk across the United States, and eventuallyplaced him at Omaha’s Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St., where he’s been senior pastor since 2008. On Sundays at 5 p.m., the church hosts a free, interactive […]

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Equality Now

On Tuesday, March 13, Equal Omaha and dozens of people packed the Legislative Chambers to hear the City Council’s decision on an equal employment ordinance proposed by District 2 representative Ben Gray. The ordinance would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In the three months leading up to the vote, city leaders, […]

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Bluffs Bound

The last Sunday brunch at Dixie Quick’s “blink and you’ll miss it” location at 19th and Leavenworth felt mostly nostalgia-free. Overheard conversations focused more on movies and irritating co-workers and less on how this would be the last time people would be eating French toast with sexual chocolate in Nebraska. A father ordered his son […]

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Not So Neutral

Mention net neutrality to a web-savvy proponent, and you may be subjected to a lengthy diatribe against censorship and unfair business practices at the hands of telecommunications companies. Mention the term to a congressman who grew up in the age of typewriters and tape decks, and the reaction could be similar to the look you […]

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