Finding Balance

When it comes to the economy today, Dr. James K. Galbraith acts as a sort of impartial judge on issues that often divide citizens. Galbraith, an economist, spoke as part of the annual Holland Lecture Series on Oct.9. For almost two hours Dr. Galbraith was clever, affable, and deeply knowledge about the issues facing our economy today. At times he was downright diplomatic.
A lecturer for the...

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Helping Parents and Kids

Imagine trying to communicate with your child’s teacher in a foreign language, or trying to help your child with homework in a foreign language.
Those scenarios are reality for hundreds of immigrant Omaha families with children in Learning Community schools, and a reality that the Learning Community Center of South Omaha, which just opened this past September on 23rd and M Streets, is working...

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Kids Eat Free: Pull Up A Seat

Only 10 percent of the children in the state of Nebraska who are eligible for the summer meals program actually take advantage of it.

Hunger Free Heartland is out to change that by spreading the word about its Summer Food Service Program.

Sue Arment, Director for Hunger Free Heartland, says the program is open to kids ages 1-18. There are no ID checks and no paperwork or documentation is...

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From Industrial Revolution to Digital Evolution

 

As this story hits the streets, tensions are very high with teachers and educators across the state. Nebraska’s annual “State of the Schools” report is about to be released.

Headlines will scream ‘What’s Wrong With Education’ and ‘Failing Schools,’ causing politicians to debate the fix for the American public education system and school administrators to carefully word their...

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Freddie Gray stands fast on her handling of Sebring scandal

Freddie Gray knows being second-guessed and scrutinized comes with the job of Omaha Public School Board President. But when she came under fire over her handling of the Nancy Sebring scandal she got more than she bargained for, including allegations she'd violated the public trust and calls for her resignation or ouster.

Sebring is the former Des Moines Public Schools Superintendent OPS hired...

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Dedicated to Teaching And Students

Dr. John Mackiel served the Omaha Public School District for 40 years, first as a reading and English teacher at Burke High School and for the last 15 years as superintendent, overseeing $254 million in school improvements, legal challenges to the state's school finance system and the formation of the Learning Community. He retired from the district on July 31.

What have been the best...

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Gender equity in sports has come a long way, baby

Participants in girls and women's sports today should be forgiven if they take for granted the bounty of athletic scholarships, competitive opportunities, training facilities and playing venues afforded them.

After all, they've never known anything else.

Their predecessors from two generations ago or more, however, faced a much leaner landscape. One where athletic scholarships were unheard...

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Let’s Talk About Sex

An in-depth story about sex education ran in 1975 with a cartoon showing two sign-carrying protesters proclaiming, “Sex Education isn’t necessary” and “Sex isn’t necessary.”

At the Nebraska University Medical Center, the human sexuality course was only three years old, and at the University of Nebraska-Omaha nothing was offered at the graduate level, though an undergraduate course had just...

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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 »