The high price of juvenile justice – Part 2

Proponents tout the efficiencies of a one-stop shop. The current center near 42nd and Woolworth would be replaced by the new one, thereby putting detainees in close proximity to the justice system and to services supporting their transition back into society. “Hopefully, this one-stop shop being imagined will be built based on the input of […]

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The high price of juvenile justice – Part 1

The high price of juvenile justice – Part 1 Battle lines are drawn over cost, location of proposed youth detention center by Leo Adam Biga As Douglas County pushes for construction of a $120 million justice complex downtown, conflict and controversy have emerged over greater good and expediency versus accountability to stakeholders. The 10-story tower […]

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Expressionistic images

Costa Rica native Elisa Morera Benn of Omaha has been making art infused with the colors and passions of her tropical Central American homeland since childhood. “All my life my surroundings have been full of contrasts. Shades of green, red, orange, a whole range of intensities and feelings. It is impossible to separate artists from […]

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A woman with a purpose

Community advocate and organizational development expert Marta Nieves, 81, nearly always finds the silver lining. “I’m a visionary. I can envision so many positive things,” said Nieves. The bilingual Nieves has family roots in Cuba. Born in Tampa, Florida, she grew up in New York City, where she learned life lessons from her grandmother, Theresa. […]

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Washington Garcia’s international music career finds perfect balance in Omaha

El Perico feature on Washington Garcia Sources: Interviewed Garcia, press-web content Photo contact: wagarcia@unomaha.edu NOTE: You can access high res photos of him on his website – HYPERLINK “http://washingtongarcia.com/” UNO School of Music Director Washington Garcia’s destiny was set the first time he tickled the keys of his grandmother’s piano at age 4 in his […]

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