Vision of a Blind Man

A Blind Man’s Vision by Michael Braunstein Do you wear glasses? According to the group called the Vision Council of America, 75 percent of us do. Take that number with a big grain of salt since that “council” is an organ for the optical industry that makes glasses and “vision correction” lenses. Which brings up […]

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Omaha Police Union President Under Fire, Applications for Rental Assistance Soar, Omaha Police Officer Terminated, Nebraska Still Hasn’t Accepted Federal Unemployment Aid and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 3

9/03/20 • Day 74 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Omaha Police Union President Liked Tweets Justifying Police Violence, Disparaging Protesters View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories about thousands applying for rental assistance, an Omaha police officer facing […]

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Celebrating Marshall Taylor, Thousands Request Rental Assistance, Teachers Protest the Lack of Safety Regulations for Reopening Schools and More Top Local News for Tuesday, August 4

8/04/20 • Day 44 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook In Remembrance of Marshall Taylor Walter Vincent Brooks celebrates the life of Marshall Taylor, the founder of the Aframerican Bookstore and a quiet legend of North Omaha. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today […]

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Protesters Need to Turn Out at the Polls, City Council Proposes Mask Mandate, Teachers Retire Early to Stay Safe and More Top Local News for Monday, August 3

8/03/20 • Day 43 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Black Lives Matter. So Does Voting How will the recent protests against police brutality affect the country’s future? Tim McMahan believes that the greatest changes will come if all the young protesters show up to vote. View […]

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Bemis Center Reopening, Abortion Ban Stalling, Meatpacking Plant Safety Bill Rejected and More Top Local News for Thursday, July 30

7/30/20 • Day 39 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Art Center Reopens with Chance to View Two Shows Cut Short by COVID The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts announced its closure due to the pandemic, but the center has announced its availability to view in person […]

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Arrested Protestors Stuck in Jail After Computer Malfunction, Omaha’s Police Brutality Examined, Mask Mandate Considered for Omaha and more Top Local News for Monday, July 27

7/27/20 • Day 36 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Arrested Protesters Spend Fearful Night in Douglas County Jail due to Computer Malfunctions In the first mass arrest since early June, around 100 people were arrested for obstructing traffic and failure to disperse. Many protesters waited for […]

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New Curfew, Scurlock Murals, Solidarity in Solitude and More Top Local News for Friday, June 5

Friday, June 5 • 5 Days Under New DHM • At Least 25 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Solidarity in Solitude: Protester in Carter Lake Stands Up against Police Brutality “Racial equality isn’t something we should have to protest for,” said Karley Baker, 14. “But in this […]

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Black Out Tuesday

Beaufield Berry has been managing a living list of area businesses to support. For a look at the thread, which has been shared across platforms, head to https://www.facebook.com/beaufield/posts/10158853814369434 Jazmyn Brown’s efforts to support area Black-owned establishments has resulted in her list being shared hundreds of times, and once more here. Thank you for your work, Jazmyn! […]

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Egregious Violations, Protestors and Police Clash, Evictions Loom and More Top Local News for Wednesday, May 27

Wednesday, May 27 • 24 Days Under New DHM • At Least 5 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Coping with COVID-19 Amidst All the Sturm and Drang Mike Krainak and his Artful Dodgers are adapting creatively to the “new normal.” View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today […]

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