The High Price of Meat

By Chris Bowling – The Reader Nebraska missed an opportunity to protect its essential meatpacking workers, but 2021 brings new hope. The workers told stories of wet masks splotched with blood. One woman said she asked a supervisor to use the bathroom because she’d had her period. He wiped his hand through the blood of […]

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OPS Presents New Portfolio of Academic Programs for Students

By JoAnna LeFlores-Ejike* Focused on engaging students, increasing graduation rates and connecting high school classes to life after graduation, Omaha Public Schools announced a new chapter of opportunities for students: The Omaha Public Schools College & Career Academies and Pathways. Beginning in Fall 2021, the program is the result of detailed evaluations, planning for future […]

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Crisis Behind Closed Doors: How the Pandemic Has Impacted Children’s Mental Health and What it Could Mean for Our Future

By Chris Bowling I hate the coronavirus. Truer words could not define the country and world’s feelings at this moment; however, they rarely appear so succinct and blunt. But that’s exactly what Bonnie Sarton Mierau hears during weekly counseling sessions with kids at the Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska in West Omaha. They say […]

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