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A Rainbow Without Rain

Like a big, consensual hug from a nonbinary person dressed in a sheep costume, Queer Japan is the very best kind of documentary: the kind that leaves you feeling very intimately connected to its subjects. Writer Anne Ishii and writer/director Graham Kolbeins opt not to lecture or preach, not to anchor the film on a […]

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Omaha Homeless Encampment, Union Pacific Vaccination Battle, Fortenberry Pleads Not Guilty

10/21/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends A One-Two Punch Both Bob’s Donuts and Swartz’s Deli are closing. Food announcement by Sara Locke. Published in The Reader. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy ‘Back to the Future’ Day Join today’s news by throwing on your Nikes, popping in a VHS tape and revving up your DeLorean: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleads […]

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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 […]