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Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2013 12:00 am

State tourism numbers show that during 2012, the Nebraska State Capitol welcomed 80,114 visitors. Some 51 percent of those visitors, it turns out, were from out of state. It’s encouraging to realize that more than 40,000 people from outside Nebraska had the opportunity last year to appreciate the splendid results from the vision of architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and thematic consultant Hartley Burr Alexander and the hard work of so many others in creating Nebraska’s State Capitol.

Readers might have missed an interesting detail in World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen’s piece about the “Shame On” signs around Omaha: When the carpenters union complaining about Omaha businesses trying to save money by hiring on the cheap hired help to hold its signs, the union hired non-union, part-time workers and paid them no benefits.

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