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2021 Music Year in Review

I know, I know… it’s only December, and anything can happen before the year is actually over, but I ain’t got that luxury, deadlines being what they are. Rather than wait until January after you’ve (hopefully) long forgotten and moved on from 2021, I thought I’d do the recap now while it’s fresh in your […]

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With more immigrants on the way, how Ebrahim found his American Dream

This story originally published in Flatwater Free Press. It is a storybook summer night in Omaha, and Ebrahim Abdulsattar is sitting under a pink-striped sky in Aksarben, eating a chocolate crepe and considering his happy fortune. He is married to Lubna al-Sebaie, a woman who shares his Muslim faith, intellectual curiosity, and zest for road […]

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Burning Down the House

Let me start by telling you who Denver Dalley is. Because some of you (OK, most of you) don’t remember or weren’t around when Omaha was at the center of the indie music world, circa 2001-2005. Dalley was (and is) a stellar guitarist and songwriter who played in seminal Omaha indie punk band Desaparecidos with […]

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County Board Says Racial Disparities in Jails, Maternal Health Outcomes Need to be Addressed. Health Director Has Good News on COVID-19, Says More Boosters, Pediatric Vaccine Could Be Available Soon.

On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners met to discuss racial disparities in incarceration and health, while the local health director shared that COVID-19 cases are declining. The Omaha City Council did not meet but will meet again on Oct. 19. Douglas County Department of Corrections Director Mike Myers gave a monthly report to […]