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Filling Ernie’s Shoes And A Moment for North Omaha

By Chris Bowling Within puzzle-piece boundaries that jut and zigzag from the Missouri River to Cuming Street, up 48th Street and across Redick Avenue, lies Legislative District 11. Throughout Nebraska, there are 49 other malformed polygons like it. Every four years, about 35,000 people in those boundaries elect one among them to serve in the […]

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Uncertainty, Fear, Hope: One Small Business District’s Pandemic Survival

Sunlight streams through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the second-story lookout. Since 2003, Mark Pluhacek has had a prime view of Underwood Avenue from the dining room of his restaurant, Marks. From here, he’s watched Dundee grow into a tight-knit community. One where employees and regulars of the neighborhood’s small businesses count their tenure in years, […]