Lawmakers call for state to take control of child welfare

The state of Nebraska should take back responsibility for managing child welfare cases from private contractors. And it should create a new department to handle children’s services. Those were the recommendations of a legislative committee investigating the state’s efforts to reform the child welfare system. Read more.

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Arizona Sheriff Commits Worst Racial Profiling in U.S. Histor

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office didn't just commit racial profiling of Latinos, according to the findings of the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation. Rather, Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling by a law enforcement agency in U.S. history, a DOJ expert concluded. Read More.

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Art as revolution

Brigitte McQueen is hell-bent on revolution.

The entrepreneurial arts maven first made a splash with Pulp in Benson. Then she revived the Bemis Underground in the Old Market. Now she’s about to shake up North Omaha via The Union for Contemporary Art, which she could have located anywhere.
She chose North Omaha.

"It's one of the only communities in Omaha that does not have a dedicated,...

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Navigating Diverse Waters

The Omaha Public School district maintains its own research department that measures what and who is in its classrooms. Omaha’s largest district churns out daily lessons to more than 50,000 students in 84 schools. About 67 percent are minorities, speaking 100 different languages. Navigating this complexity requires training and some required reading.

The book OPS is assigning its teachers ...

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The Voices Of Occupy Omaha

Chris Rock once joked that a man is basically as faithful as his options. The same logic could apply to politics.

Last month, hundreds of Occupy Omaha protesters marched through downtown Omaha. Since then, members have been marching every Saturday at 11 a.m. on Gene Leahy Mall, through the Old Market, to the Federal Reserve building at 24th and Farnam.

But everything from falling...

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What’s Possible Here?

What’s possible for our city? Speakers at the 2011 TEDx Omaha event offered many answers to that pressing question.

TEDx Omaha is an independently organized event affiliated with the well-known TED conferences in California and Scotland.

The second TEDx Omaha was held on October 15 at Creighton University, with a theme of “What’s Possible?”

Eleven local speakers addressed that theme in...

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Project Censored 2012

Now in its 35th year, Project Censored, a media research program at Sonoma State University, has examined the coverage of news and information to identify what it calls Modern Censorship -- "the subtle yet constant and sophisticated manipulation of reality in American mass media outlets."

Every year the program releases its list of the Top 25 Censored stories -- "important national news...

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Summit Helps Omaha Take an Extra Step in Active Transportation Planning

“Forty-two years ago America put a man on the moon, making transportation history. But at that time, Neil Armstrong could not walk safely to work.” Jim Oberstar, former Minnesota congressman and keynote speaker at the 2011 Heartland Active Transportation Summit, set the stage for the importance of safe modes of alternative transportation in front of over 200 registrants at the Scott Conference...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration


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


Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes


A Second Opinion



Meet the Chief


A State of Homelessness


Ganging Up

<p>Some of the community leaders behind the first South Omaha Violence and Intervention meeting.  </p>


Police reviewing gun policy following school shooting