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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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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