The Police Officers of the Southeast Precinct seeks a friendlier relationship with the community

The Police Officers of the Southeast Precinct are trying to build a stronger connection with the Latino community on the surrounding areas of Southeast Omaha by way of different recreational and educational activities. And, according to the Crime Prevention office for said institution, they’re achieving just that. For the Latino community living in the surrounding […]

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Raices de Mexico in Omaha

An important group has formed in the city of Omaha that combines the culture and tradition to present a musical and visual show with a dash of unmistakable mystical elements: Raices de Mexico. The idea started to take shape back in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2009 that it was officially presented, but it was […]

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At work in the fields of the righteous

Servant leader Ricardo Ariza has worked with area youth for five decades. Armed with two social work degrees, he’s filled roles at Boys Town (1988-1995) and Creighton University (1996-2016). Today, he teaches at the Omaha Nation high school in Macy, Nebraska and works for the Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network. His South Omaha blue-collar, melting-pot background. […]

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Latino Center’s community work getting noticed

When the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce recognized Latino Center of the Midlands this year for Business Excellence Leadership, it confirmed what LCM executive director Albert Varas already knew. Chamber and industry leaders look to organizations like LCM to provide gateways for people acquiring in-demand skills. The Center’s Latino client base is valued for the […]

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Goodbye to Susan Aguilera-Robles

All schools are different. I’m not talking about the actual building, the number of students, or the educational focus they follow. I’m talking about the school’s spirit. This is something that can only be appreciated when you have a good Principal. This is the case of Spring Lake Magnet Center, where Sue Aguilera- Robles has […]

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Briefs

Facts About Migrants Don’t Always Match What The Headlines Say A new report by a commission empaneled by University College London and the Lancet medical journal offers a thorough look at the medical and economic impacts of immigration. Twenty public health researchers from 13 countries worked on the project for two years, reviewing nearly 300 […]

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