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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NEWS: Update on the Keystone XL pipeline

Story taken with permission from Nebraska.StatePaper.Com Also see: Our April 21 cover story via Prairie Fire: Water Amnesia: Risking our most valuable natural resource for an oil pipeline could prove costly The Legislature gave second-round approval Monday to a bill that mostly gives lip service to the notion that the state would hold builders of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline responsible...

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The Legacy Ends

Omaha's oldest social service agency closed earlier this year with a whimper, not a bang. The Wesley House Community Center, a United Methodist Church mission since 1872, has ended 139 years of service, confirmed Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede, interim executive director and head of United Methodist Ministries in Omaha. The agency's two-acre, twin-building campus at 2001 North 35th St. will be sold,...

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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