Omaha Cycling Getting Up to Speed

Balancing breakfast is always easier when you’ve got to bicycle to work. Pounding down the “Works” breakfast at Radial Cafe is a recipe for disaster while summiting the hills in Omaha. It is not easy to be sick on a bicycle, particularly when maneuvering through rush hour traffic.

Why cycle? Control your portions, save on gas, get those calves swollen and be the sweaty envy of your co-workers...

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Shedding light on city development: Early success with online involvement tool EngageOmaha.com

Last Saturday I stood in line at the farmer’s market, while a woman beside me clicked the tiny keys on her phone with the fervor of a child opening a gift. Interested in her eagerness, I snuck a glance. She was “tweeting” a plug for the new crop of yellow squash. Within minutes, her phone was beeping like a car alarm, nearly as brash and startling.

This is the world of social media, where...

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Returning To Society

As the revolving doors of America's overcrowded prisons spin ever faster, sending more ex-offenders back into society, reentry has become a major focus nationwide, including Nebraska.

America has 2.2 million individuals incarcerated in prison, compared with approximately 1.6 million inmates in the Communist China, a nation with an overall population four times that of the United States.

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Zoning Board of Appeals votes on Emerging Terrain’s grain elevator banners Thursday

An essential Omaha public art staple, the continuation of the Emerging Terrain Grain Elevator banners along Interstate 80 near downtown will be voted on June 16 by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The first 13 banners went up last fall, and 12 additional one will be added on the topic of “Transport(ation),” which Emerging Terrain is soliciting designs for now. They were not approved at a...

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A new commitment to historic South Omaha

South Omaha has always been the home of industry and immigrants. The languages change, the residents keep coming from new and different locations, the jobs are constantly evolving but the neighborhood itself has always been Omaha’s melting pot. It’s defined by two things: hope and hard work. That’s why they come and that’s what they do. And while South Omaha has displayed a remarkable...

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Under the Influence

Barbara Garcia dumps a shoebox-full of pill bottles onto her bedspread.

“This one is for my heart,” she says, plucking a bottle from the pile. “This other one here is for migraines. And this is for depression.”

The list continues. The 57-year-old Omaha native takes 25 medications for ailments ranging from asthma to breast cancer. Although she receives Medicaid, the program doesn't cover all...

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BODY SLAMS: WWE’s Dolph Ziggler

Our friends at Backstage Entertainment have hooked us up with an audio Q&A with WWE's Dolph Ziggler. You know, if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing. And if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing, then you'll probably be interested to know that this week's edition of "WWE Raw" is being held at the Qwest Center. Click here for...

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Radio personality to broadcast live at the Holland

As far as entertainment events go, this one certainly qualifies as interesting. Radio personality Michael Feldman will broadcast his radio show “Whad’Ya Know?” live at the Holland Center Saturday, Aug. 13. The broadcast starts at 10 a.m. According to a press release, during each show Feldman interviews local guests, chats with audience members and plays a round of his “Whad’Ya Know?”...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration

“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am, personally.”

As comprehensive immigration reform ... more »


If You’re Not At The Table, You’re On The Menu

“In 2008 all eyes were on the Latino vote. That year we had 19.5 million registered Latinos that were active to vote,” ... more »


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes

Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th at 1:30 in the Government, Military, ... more »


A Second Opinion

Calculations for the cost of extending Medicaid in Nebraska as a critical piece of the Affordable Care Act have been ... more »



Meet the Chief

First, a primer on how to pronounce “Schmaderer,” the new police chief’s last name: “SHMA’ der.” Rhymes with water. “Some ... more »


A State of Homelessness

As winter takes hold the number of homeless moving into shelters is on the rise. Winter is the toughest time of the year ... more »


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p> Alberto Gonzales didn’t enter the meeting room at the South Omaha Library on March 15 so much as the room opened up and ... more »


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting

The Omaha Police Department is reviewing its gun policy for off-duty officers after Robert Butler Jr. used his father's ... more »