BestOfWeekend

The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.

Here is a convenient roundup some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.

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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.”

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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