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Nebraska law feeds an avalanche of debt collection horror stories more

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Tony Puryear

Hating Hillary means you should really look closer more

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Something tells us we might not be the first media organization contacting you about the results of their readership’s poll of the best businesses in Omaha.  You might even start hearing about another round of voting for another poll about ... more

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Internationally renowned climate scientist and area native Dr. James Hansen is on a mission. Thirty-five years after he and other scientists first reported that burning fossil fuels was creating a greenhouse effect that was warming the pla... more

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“Conscience laundering.” That’s how Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son, described the “sprinkling” of charitable contributions by the wealthy. “As more lives and communities are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth... more

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When Summer Miller left The Reader for corporate public relations in the early aughts, little did we know that educational aspirations, bed rest, family needs and life would ultimately send her on a path of renewal that has become the first... more

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I never once thought growing up I’d ever want to get into journalism, but keeping Sokol Auditorium open changed all that for me. There I found my passion, but it’s thanks to quite a few folks that I learned the trade. That started for me wa... more

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Beginning in January, this publication, Omaha’s longest-running alternative weekly newspaper, will be cutting its carbon footprint almost in half, expanding coverage significantly and increasing circulation, all by converting to a monthly p... more

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Coming to work at The Reader before our first issue in March 1994 meant heading to a 2-bedroom loft at Alahambra Apartments on 49th & Dodge Sts., preferably after its newlywed residents were up and the boundless husky pup had been taken... more

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And the screens we're a rattling more

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A strong Nebraska industry could play an outsized role in addressing climate change . . . . Climatic events have accounted for 72% of global insurance claims and insured losses from 1980 to 2012, totaling $0.97 trillion (Munich Re, 2013).... more

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From Understanding and Assessing Climate Change, Implications for Nebraska, a UNL report from the Department of Natural Resources and Agriculture. Page numbers in parentheses. 1. Really?! Are You Just Trying To Get A Rise Out of Me? Rural... more

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Understanding and Assessing Climate Change, Implications for Nebraska, UNL

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This last Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, The Reader crossed the 20-year mark for covering what’s become an incredibly vibrant, world-famous artistic community and for uncovering the news that the mainstream media misses. Cultural coverage and wat... more

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“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am, personally.” As comprehensive immigration reform remains stalled by House Republicans after bipartisan passage in the Senate, Representative Lee Terry, Omaha’s 8-term... more

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Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 in the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. This bill is in response to the polling place closures and lack of communication a... more

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Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 in the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. This bill is in response to the polling place closures and lack of communication a... more

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Gun violence and the wide availability of assault rifles are rightfully in the center of debate following last week’s massacre. We are an unusually armed country, with almost enough guns for every single person. An important overview is... more

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