25 Years and Counting

Twenty-five years is a long time to do anything, let alone publish a newspaper. When people ask me what I know about John Heaston — the publisher of this here rag you hold in your hands, a publication that’s celebrating its 25th year — the first thing that comes to mind is his tenaciousness. The […]

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The high price of juvenile justice

As Douglas County pushes for construction of a $120 million justice complex downtown, conflict and controversy have emerged over greater good and expediency versus accountability to stakeholders. The 10-story tower courthouse annex would house a combination of county adult and juvenile courtrooms, judges’ chambers, public defender and probation offices and […]

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Year of the Women

Beyond all the rhetoric, platforms, door-knockers, non-stop TV ads and mailers, the cold, hard fact is elections are decided by voter turnout and the “middle.” That’s especially true here in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District (CD-2), comprised of Douglas County and the western two-thirds of Sarpy County. CD-2 had the 2nd closest Congressional race […]

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