“Little House on the Prairie,” published in 1935, is the fictionalized memoir of a real-life prairie girl whose perspective glances at — but does not dig into — the tragic outcomes that white settlement had for the land’s original inhabitants.
The Fourth of July offers a ceasefire for an increasingly polarized nation.
It is always the mundane, everyday details of someone’s life that make their deaths all too real.
Immanuel just opened a place for families who seek the natural birth experience with the security of hospital backup. It’s a hybrid between a home birth experience and the typical hospital maternity ward.
Called the “travel ban,” President Donald Trump’s policy — fully in place since December — applies to travelers from five countries with overwhelmingly Muslim populations: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. It also affects two non-Muslim countries, blocking travelers from North Korea and some Venezuelan government officials.
When one customer said Gerda's reminded him of his grandma's, it was easy to see why: Bright lights, white Formica counter, cluttered shelves, newspaper clippings and photos tacked up everywhere. A ringing phone, a humming, sweet-smelling kitchen, a line of people eager for food cooked with love.
In Nebraska, some 2,900 children are currently separated from their parents or primary caregivers. The children have lawyers and social workers. They are supposed to have access to resources like counseling. Extra steps are taken to place them with relatives. On the border, the children have been sent to group shelters, in some cases a converted Walmart with cyclone fencing and floor mats.
Skip is at the team's beck and call, tooling from hotel to ball practice to stadium to dinner, getting a rare ear to the ground at the greatest show on dirt. Skip loves what happens on the field — he can remember team and year and result. But the best part of being a College World Series bus driver, for Skip, is what happens off the field.
When the bullets started flying, Moriah Clark-Dismuke was dancing. She was having fun at a birthday party for two 19-year-olds. Moriah managed to get up the basement stairs, out the side door and down the street to a friend’s car, where she finally discovered she’d been shot.
Currently, most public high school students in the Omaha area walk through the doors of a compass direction. East or West in Bellevue. North, South and West in Millard. North, Northwest, South and Central in Omaha.
There are, according to one estimate, more self-storage businesses in America than McDonald’s restaurants. And self-storage businesses appear to be growing in number and visibility in Omaha. Increasingly, they are fancy garages with features like climate control and drive-thrus. Clearly there’s demand. What is driving it?
Mrs. Treinen remained steady to the end. Hugs, high-fives, patient listening, of course, teaching.
Mortel Crawford’s journey — one slow, brave step at a time — is showing those around him what is possible.
In February, I wrote about a Nepalese man hoping to get tumors removed. Five years ago, I wrote about a couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. And in 2014, I wrote about a college student over 60.
Harold Shuman’s death sent shock waves through the hot rod and street rod circles, and some looked stunned still at his gravesite as they described him as friendly, upbeat and committed to their shared passion of old cars and the old car community.
Saturday night, Ellie Sorensen will lead the third annual suicide prevention walk at her school, Elkhorn South High. The message is this: You are not alone. There is help. And things do get better.
Amie Konwinski is on the scare-speech circuit for the nonprofit she started, Smart Girl Society. Her presentation is a gut punch because it reveals how much we parents don't know what we don't know.
Conagra is asking the City of Council Bluffs to rezone that 1.2-acre grassy stretch from residential to industrial so it can expand or put in a parking lot — two possibilities listed in zoning documents. Alicia and Jim Brady are rallying the neighborhood and hoping the City Council will turn down Conagra’s request when the issue comes up on May 7.
How deep do our racial biases go? How differently might people of different races be treated in a place as uniform as a Starbucks? And what is the role of a coffee house that has become de facto office, meetup space and escape. Is it a private business really? Or part of the public square?
The struggle points to an interesting church-state issue. On the one side is one of the oldest Roman Catholic religious orders in Nebraska, the Sisters of Mercy. On the other side is the state, which could have tried to extend benefits to the Mercy sisters without a change in state law but decided not to.
Camisha Hollis, 34, was a hard worker, picking up extra shifts at Prime Therapeutics, where she worked as a “quality coach.” She was the workout queen, always going to the YMCA. She was the doting mother to three little girls, the loyal daughter who called her mother every morning and the supportive big sister.
Leonard Steinhorn builds his case that the boomer generation has laid the groundwork for where we are today, which is vastly improved when it comes to societal views on race, sexual identity and orientation and gender.
The place serves as vibrant backdrop to a number of events, but it's also a symbol of how vision, elbow grease and a leap of faith can combine to resurrect something old.
A 24-year-old Kearney man became a hero to some this week after taking his why-I-quit-my-Sinclair-TV-job story to CNN amid a firestorm around the broadcast giant’s mandated promos on “fake news.” But given his own political activism, he may not be the best voice of moral authority on the issue of bias.
Now leaders of Aksarben hope the public’s focus turns from its historical — but also criticized — December-May coronation matchup to the Kingdom of Quivira’s focus: $1.1 million a year in college and trade school scholarships.