Numbers Cruncher

Amount Pete Ricketts has donated to GOP candidates and campaigns in Nebraska this year: $74,700 Number of GOP legislative candidates whose campaign funds have nearly doubled thanks to Ricketts: 2 Amount Joe Ricketts, Pete’s father, has contributed through a one-man Political Action Committee to defeat Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada: $860,000 Source: Federal Election...

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Pipeline decision months away

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ruffled feathers two weeks ago when she said the State Department is "inclined" to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents of the nearly 2,000-mile line that would pump 37 billion gallons of oil a day from Canada to Texas immediately raised concerns over the comments, but now an anonymous State Department source tells Reuters that a decision...

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Shooting at 33rd and Fowler

Rodney Anderson, 21, was expected to survive after being shot Tuesday evening near 33rd and Fowler Ave. Police have made no arrests.

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Omaha gay protection ordinance defeated

The Omaha City Council failed to pass an amendment on Tuesday offering non-discrimination protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The measure failed on a 3-3 vote with Councilman Franklin Thompson — who has proposed putting the decision to a public vote — abstaining. Councilmen Ben Gray, Pete Festersen and Chris Jerram voted in favor of the ordinance. Thomas...

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Running Gun Battle Leaves Man Dead

Omaha Police found a 24-year-old dead behind the wheel of 1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass crashed into a telephone pole blocking southbound 30th Street, the result of a possible running gun battle through the streets on Saturday morning according to WOWT-MAN DEAD. Omaha police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man found slumped behind the wheel of a car, the result of a possible...

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Shooting Rounds

Investigators found a mound of shell casings and some bullet-ridden cars and homes, but no suspects near 16th and Laird on Oct. 7 after neighbors reported hearing nearly 50 shots fired. Jaron Grayer, 24, was later treated for a gunshot wound at Creighton University Medical Center. Police have made no arrests. Police arrested three teens Saturday morning after a shooting outside Cubby’s...

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Moving In

Homeless not hard to find, if you know where to look We parked outside what used to be Mac’s Tavern, a forgotten space just north of Cuming on a stretch of 16th Street that’s full of shuttered buildings. The doors were still locked behind iron grates, but Anne Smolsky heard laughter around back. Behind Mac’s, we found a group of eight people seated on a blanket sharing a plastic bottle...

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School ignores ACLU warning

The Lyons-Decatur school district will host religious speaker Keith Becker this week, despite threats of a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska who says Becker’s presentation violates the First Amendment. Lyons-Decatur made the presentation optional. But even that is a violation of First Amendment rights says the ACLU. The group toughened its stance in a second letter...

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Terry’s Movement on Immigration

“Let me start with blending what I think will happen with where I am,… 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… more »

Public Hearing this Thursday on Election Commissioner Changes

Senator Sara Howard's LB 235 will have its public hearing this Thursday, February 14th… more »

A Second Opinion

Calculations for the cost of extending Medicaid in Nebraska as a critical piece of… more »


Meet the Chief

First, a primer on how to pronounce “Schmaderer,” the new police chief’s last name:… more »

A State of Homelessness

As winter takes hold the number of homeless moving into shelters is on the… 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… more »