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Bright Future

Thinking about installing solar panels on your home? There are some key questions you need to ask yourself first including: What is the current cost of your electric bill? How much electricity are you using on a daily basis? How much solar energy do you need to generate to offset that usage?

The number and placement of solar panels on your home will depend on the size of your house, the kind of...

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Omaha Loves Obama

“Thank you, Omaha. That's so nice, thank you. Go, Mavericks!” President Obama says.  The commander-in-chief was welcomed last Thursday by more than 11,000 people who were crowded at UNO’s Baxter Arena.

People anxiously waited outside in line for hours to see the President on his visit to the metro area. UNO distributed tickets at various locations two days before which had sold out last Monday. ...

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M’s Fire *Update*

Ice scabs over the charred remains of M's Pub Sunday morning, serving as a beautiful and terrifying tribute to the decades of tradition The Old Market lost in Saturday's fire. With the blaze finally contained, we know that the basement of M's partially collapsed late afternoon Saturday, while the apartment and restaurant ceilings collapsed in the very early hours of Sunday morning. While everyone...

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Fire Destroys M’s Pub

Firefighters have worked in shifts throughout Saturday, battling not only the 3 alarm fire that engulfed M's Pub, but also the single degree temperatures that have made working outside unsafe.

It remains unclear what caused an explosion, which blew out the front window of the building on 11th and Howard around 2:45pm, but witnesses in the area reported the smell of gas before feeling a quake and...

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Swimming Upstream

“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 for the few, the more heroic it sounds to ‘give back,’” wrote Peter Buffett in his New York Times editorial “The Charitable-Industrial Complex” in 2013.

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Stalvey’s personal chronicle of social awareness a primer for racial studies

With America in the throes of the 1960s civil rights movement, few whites publicly conceded their own prejudice, much less tried seeing things from a black point of view. Lois Mark Stalvey was that exception as she shared her journey from naivety to social consciousness in her 1970 book The Education of a WASP

Her intensely personal chronicle of becoming a socially aware being and engaged...

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A WASP’s racial tightrope resulted in enduring book

You've got to be taught to be afraid                                                                                                                                                        Of people whose eyes are oddly made,                                                                                                                                                And people whose skin is a...

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Down and out but not done in Omaha

Muddying Omaha's high quality of life rankings are pockets of chronic poverty and growing new poor populations.

Identifiable impoverished sections, homeless communities and shelters exist, but most poverty here is insidious and invisible. It's even in the suburbs. Thus, the title of a new documentary, Out of Frame: Unseen Poverty in the Heartland. It premieres November 12 at 6:30 p.m. at...

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