The Wounds of Whiteclay: Part 1

Editor’s Note: University of Nebraska-Lincoln professors Joe Starita, Bill Frakes and Rebekka Schlichting worked with nine journalism students to shine a “blazing light on the darkest spot in Nebraska,” according to Starita. The results of that effort – “The Wounds of Whiteclay”...
Posted On 17 Nov 2017

Heartland Workers Center Imagines Change

The Heartland Workers Center 2nd Biennial Political Convention kicked off last Sunday at the Stockyards exchange building. Over 200 people attended the convention including a number of political and community leaders. The overall theme of the convention: Imagining Change. The...
Posted On 17 Nov 2017

Miss Nebraska Latino – A new beauty pageant for the city: Part 1

Music plays loudly, repeating the same beat over and over, and they walk while picturing that among the imaginary crowd is that one person that will give them a perfect score. They walk while wearing five-inch heels, and as one watches it is easy to imagine the camera flashes,...
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Krist to follow independent path in bid for governor Part 2

Krist said if the state can’t fix the mess, then a federal ACLU suit could compel the U.S. Department of Justice to step in and determine what inmates get released. A new corrections facility could be mandated. “The last thing the people of Neb. want is another $400...
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Kumar and Voto Latino dig down on civic engagement

With millions of young Latinos now voting or soon reaching voting age, national nonprofit Voto Latino (VL) works to help Generation Zs and millennials assert their voice and stake their hold in America. VL president and CEO Maria Teresa Kumar was in Omaha Nov. 2 for a roundtable...
Posted On 17 Nov 2017