Health

“MEDICARE FOR ALL” GAINS MOMENTUM

In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced he would introduce a new...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017

Sports

New Approach, Same Expectation for South soccer

Lessons learned when Omaha South boys soccer won it all in 2013 inform the way coach Joe Maass does things now, following last year’s second state title. He not only draws on that earlier experience but on a recent family challenge and the expertise of fellow coaches. Heavy...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

General

Living a dream that would not be denied

As Eduardo Aguilar walked down an Omaha Creighton Prep hallway one school day last April, he had no idea a lifelong

Nature photographer Joel Sartore taking cue from Noah with his National Geographic Photo Ark – Part 1

If Noah had a camera, perhaps he would have done what noted nature and wildlife photographer Joel Sartore is doing.

Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Working to Help Local Youth – Part 4

Shawne Coonfare, Director of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), says the JAC’s general philosophy is if a youth

Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Working to Help Local Youth – Part 3

One of the programs that Boys Town offers that has the largest impact is out of its South Omaha Office. Staffers

Immigration

Wide Support for DACA in Nebraska

On September 7th various community organizations including Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON_NE), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and OneWorld Community Health Centers, among others came together to host an information session on DACA at the Gross Auditorium on...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017

TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION IS WELL UNDERWAY

Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti- immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally, according to the Trump’s first 100 days analysis from Politico...
Posted On 11 May 2017

Human Traficking and Immigration

She was trapped and had no idea how to escape,” says Ana Deal, a domestic violence attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON-NE), referring to a 24-year- old JFON-NE client from Honduras that was a victim of severe human trafficking. According to Deal her client,...
Posted On 11 May 2017