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 of some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.

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The identity of the latest on-deck newcomer — which would join the likes of Facebook and Travelers insurance — for now is being kept secret from the public.

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If you're a fan of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” perhaps you've at some point George Bailey-ed your own life — wondering what the world would have been like if you'd never been born. What if we took the thought experiment a few yards farther? What if we vanished a whole football team? What if the Huskers were never born?

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After a three-year hiatus, Nebraska officials last week released performance ratings for 1,110 public schools and 244 districts.

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Money from the Sherwood Foundation would support the building of the juvenile detention center portion of the project and programs aimed at families and youths who would be served by the center. It would be the first private money to materialize for the project.

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The Omaha City Council last week signed off on an agreement under which the city will pay up to $400,000 for a new street, to be named Indiana, between 11th and 13th Streets.

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“What Omaha currently has in place for a model of growth, as you grow, you will turn into Atlanta or Dallas,” says Jeff Speck, the famed urban planner, mentioning two cities notorious for traffic jams and sprawling, disastrous commutes.

It isn’t your imaginations, Omahans. The time it takes you to get from your home to your office, or your work to your kid’s school, is growing a bit longer. And it’s becoming clear that we need to use our imaginations, Omahans. We need to start getting seriously creative about the different ways we move people around our growing city.

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