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ICU Beds 97% Capacity, Lincoln Police Unrest, 18 Utility Workers Terminated

Digging Into Omaha’s Affordable-Housing Crisis, and How We Solve It Affordable housing has long been a top issue for Omaha’s advocates and residents dealing with housing instability. But until recently, we didn’t know how bad the problem was. Now we do. And it’s serious. Q&A with Front Porch Investments Executive Director Meridith Dillon, by Chris Bowling. Published […]

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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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60+ Residents Eligible for Vaccines, Growing Sinkhole Causes Concern, and Gov. Ricketts Welcomes AstraZeneca Vaccine

03/23/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Omaha Election 2021: Get to Know the Candidates Everything you need to know about this crowded primary. A look at the candidates running for City Council District 6. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Good Afternoon, Today we have stories about Douglas County residents 60 and older eligible for vaccines, an Omaha couple sentenced […]