Omaha Residents Return to their Ancestral Roots in Search of a Food Sovereignty

By Karlha Velásquez Rivas Humans have strayed from the nutritional makeup of hunter/gatherer or early agrarian societies. With industrialization and technological development, increases in processing protein and vegetables and the use of agrochemicals, cancer became more common, along with high rates of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. In Omaha, a group of people and non-profit […]

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Douglas County Rental Assistance Goes Live Monday

On Monday, Douglas County residents can apply to receive rental assistance from the county. Continued conversations on the program which would pay out four months of rent or $4,000, whichever residents reach first, took place during the county’s Health and Human Services meeting Thursday morning. The project is part of a $10 million program created […]

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Tickets and Arrests: Black and White Drivers Face Very Different Outcomes from Traffic Stops

By Chris Bowling Data from the Nebraska Crime Commission show black people overrepresent traffic stops and arrests and searches resulting from those stops. In press conferences following protests for the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the killing of James Scurlock in downtown Omaha, city officials pined for an end to civil unrest as […]

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