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“It’s nothing but a legal rip-off,” said Moss, who has sued to keep his home. “That’s how I feel about it. We’ve been here for 31 years, and they’re going to screw me out of the property for $500 when I had the money at hand.”
Lobbyists persuaded the Nebraska Legislature to halt new notices that would have warned homeowners.
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Will the revitalization of the 13th Street commercial corridor south of downtown take hold? What would it take to attract the traffic of, say, a Blackstone, Dundee or Benson?
Among those lamenting the loss of the recently-shuttered Donut Stop were Aleece Gustafson and Jenessa NeSmith, who spent one of their first dates at the odd but iconic gathering spot.
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“I would take your pain if I could, but I can’t," Joe Nolan told his 12-year-old son, James. "The world doesn’t work like that.” But then Nolan wondered: He couldn't end his son’s pain, but what if he could share it?
On Father's Day, Joe Nolan did something extra special for his son.
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The public discussions were less a top-down lecture and more a bottom-up question-and-answer session with red Nebraskans who might be inclined to distrust the press and blue Nebraskans who might be inclined to think that the press isn’t doing enough watchdog work.
From Scottsbluff to Omaha and four communities in between, Chris Sommerich organized panels of experts, invited the public and held open discussions about the role of a free press in a democracy and threats to that.
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Turnover at Omaha's Eagle Run Shopping Center is a testament to the changes — even turmoil — in retail right now. Longtime favorite stores are shuttering and other stores are struggling as Internet shopping grows and shoppers’ preferences change. Despite that, sales tax revenue is growing solidly in the shopping hubs of Omaha and Papillion.
Net taxable sales at stores are up across Douglas and Sarpy Counties so far for 2018 — proof consumers are spending the money necessary to help drive the economy.
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On Friday morning, I watched Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” on my iPad, on my couch, sitting in pajamas as I ate cereal, writes Micah Mertes. It was admittedly not the ideal setting to watch the new movie from two of our greatest living filmmakers. But this is the content-streaming world we live in now — where movies that once would have been major events are quietly dropped on Netflix in the middle of the night.
In the anthology "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs," each episode is distinct and unrelated to the others. The thing that connects them, the thread that runs through every chapter, is nihilism. The point of each story is its pointlessness, of characters looking for and failing to find an answer.
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“We’ve gotten to know each other so well, it’s really kind of like our family,” said Betsy Olson, a retired teacher and businesswoman who has been a club member for more than three years. “We have our celebrations and our sorrows.”
Casual clothes and camaraderie are comfortable at Club Academy, where students take the fast track to learn to play the organ.