TO GET A JOB: STEP-UP OMAHA!

If you are between the ages of 14 to 21, and want to earn up to $1,800 this summer and gain valuable education training, Step-up Omaha is for you. Empowerment Network and City of Omaha, in collaboration with community partners, are working to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to gain valuable job training […]

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PAYDAY LENDING REFORM AT UNICAMERAL

Senator Tony Vargas and Senator Lou Ann Lineham introduced a bill that will align payday loans more closely with a traditional loan structure. LB194 will cap interest rates for payday loans at 36 percent, instead of the usually up to 400 percent rate. This bill will also provide for a small monthly maintenance fee, cap […]

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The Chubicks Way Comes Full Circle

Things have come full circle for a father-son coaching duo. Omaha South head basketball coach Bruce Chubick I guided South to its first state Class A hoops title in a quarter century last year with help from assistant Bruce Chubick II. Thirty years ago the father coached the son to Atkinson-West Holt’s Class C-1 state […]

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South Omaha Stands with A Day Without Immigrants

“Cerrado, Closed” is not something you see every day on South 24th Street businesses. The usual mom-and-pop shops that line 24th Street weren’t catering to customers last Thursday due to a nationwide boycott which was called, “A Day Without Immigrants.” The silent boycott called for all undocumented immigrants, residents and citizens to not attend work or […]

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New Voter ID Amendment

  Senator John Murante (R) from Nebraska Legislative District 49, representing the Gretna area, recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would create voter identification requirements for all Nebraskans. “This is a little more than what we have seen in the past,” says Bri McLarty, Director of Voting Rights at Nebraskans for Civic Reform. “In the […]

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