Omaha has issues. In the May 11 general election, residents will decide what to do about them. Some are ubiquitous, others gained notoriety following social upheaval in 2020. Regardless, the way we talk about all of them feels abstract, disconnected from the people they affect.

In our last issue, The Reader and El Perico wanted to find people who live with these issues every day and give them a chance to talk. 
We hope the result centers the voices people need to hear and, combined with our other coverage, informs people on where Omaha is and the options that lie ahead.

Read those stories here or on our site below.


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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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