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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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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The daily struggle at Plaza de la Raza is no more

By Bernardo Montoya Isidoro de Jesús Cortez arrived at the planters of the Plaza de la Raza, as he’s done every morning, right in the heart of South Omaha. For the last seven years, this 62-year-man full of life, arrives at this location, like many others, to see what luck has in store for him as he searches for a place to work at.    He can wait for many hours or even days until someone offers […]

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Worker speaks out about conditions inside packing plant

Paying for her coronavirus test, inhaling noxious chemicals and enduring a continued lack of transparency. That’s the experience of one employee inside one of Nebraska’s hardest-hit meatpacking plants who says employees are still afraid of the coronavirus’ spreading despite protections put in place. “I never had a fever,” said Roberta Cáceres, a fake name to […]

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