The Kids Can Community Center, a child care operation with its own storied past, today is celebrating the opening of its $11 million headquarters on the nearly four-acre campus where Ashland Park School stood for about a century before it was demolished.
McDonnell could be the pivotal 33rd vote for effectively banning abortions and gender-affirming care for minors in Nebraska.
Let’s start with what’s new. The newly opened jazz club, The Jewell, in the Capitol District. The vision and efforts of Omaha transplant Brian McKenna are bringing world-class jazz artists to Omaha and giving some of our fine local talent that has been gigging at places like Jambo Cat in Dundee a new place to […]
Deadline negotiations this week over dueling plans to implement voter ID in Nebraska could decide whether the Legislature votes on a bill this session. County election officials who will carry out the plan have also weighed in, asking state lawmakers to keep things simple.
This story is a collaboration between The Omaha Reader and Flatwater Free Press. Sgt. Aaron Hanson, a former president of Omaha’s police union, used excessive force when he kneed an already-handcuffed Omaha man, the Omaha Police Department’s Safety Review Board unanimously decided in 2018. The board recommended a low-level punishment. But that punishment never happened. […]
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 […]
The past seven days haven’t been quiet for Dr. Lindsay Huse. The director of the Douglas County Health Department issued a citywide mask mandate for Omaha, saw a lawsuit from the state of Nebraska and had text messages posted by Mayor Jean Stothert, all while COVID-19 continues spreading more than it ever has in her […]
This story was originally published in Flatwater Free Press. The farmer was growing impatient. He folded his arms. Shook his head angrily. He and dozens of other central Nebraska farmers had gathered for mandatory training in Columbus a few weeks before Christmas last year. In response to stubbornly high nitrate levels, the Lower Loup Natural […]
State lawmakers gave a final OK Thursday to a two-year budget that calls for about $5.3 billion a year in spending, with an average increase of 2.2%.
Cars speed up and down 13th Street as the lights from surrounding businesses flash neon colors. Behind a brick wall and metal door on the main strip, something unknown awaits. On Saturday, July 17, curious Omahans finally got to crack it open and see what lay hidden behind the brick façade. “What we wanted to […]