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 year 1968 cranked hostilities to a boiling point, especially back home in Omaha. As Bob Gibson became the most invincible force in sports, the ingredients that produced North Omaha’s generation of athletes melted away.

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Months before Sydney Loofe was killed, two young women living in Lincoln reported to authorities suspicions of a couple running a sex trafficking ring out of Wilber, Nebraska.

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A quick trip through the Nebraska Sand Hills saturates the senses. World-Herald reporter Joe Dejka and a friend of his returned from their trip with some homemade jam, a few bug bites and a renewed sense of awe for this unique landscape. Check out the images he captured.

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When a bold developer eight years ago started reviving deteriorated apartments in a crime-ridden Park Avenue pocket west of downtown Omaha, there was no shortage of skepticism. It was a financial risk.

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Next school year, the Millard Public Schools will offer new programs to enhance the social skills of autistic kids and students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Matthew Hansen says goodbye to his World-Herald readers: I’m gonna miss the stories. I love stories. I love hearing them, love telling them and considered it a gift every time one fell from Story Heaven and thudded onto my desk. Occasionally, these stories were fun but fleeting. But every so often, when I got really lucky, a story mattered long after I wrote it.

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Roughly 20 years ago, a girl, then age 7 or 8, begged her mother to take her to Hitchcock Pool to go swimming. A family friend known as the “bicycle guy” offered to take her. That day, she alleges, the man raped her.

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There’s no escaping them — unless you want to stay inside all summer, you’re going to have to deal with bugs. Here are some tips. 

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For bands like 311, their core business is music, of course, but licensing and products are a larger slice of the pie.