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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In an interview with The World-Herald last week, Omaha Archdiocese officials said they had given to the state attorney general 100 additional names of church personnel who had faced claims of sexual misconduct or impropriety since 1978 — none of which they say were substantiated incidents involving minors.
When it disclosed last month that 38 clergymen had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse or misconduct, more than half of the names had been kept secret until last week, even though some of the reports of alleged abuse dated back decades.
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An elementary school principal in Elkhorn Public Schools may have earned the inside track to Santa’s naughty list.
Manchester Elementary School principal Jennifer Sinclair issued a memo to staff prohibiting all Christmas-related symbols. District officials hastily reversed the ban, saying the principal had violated district policy.
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This fall, three candidates who won their races for the OPPD board focused on something different from contenders who ran six years ago: Each of the three said the district’s environmental goals aim too low, that OPPD should deliver more than half its electricity from renewable sources.
Three new voices, when they join the eight-member board in January, will remake the board’s environmental lean, giving OPPD management what could be its first board majority focused on addressing climate change.
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You’re probably most familiar with Thurl Ravenscroft's work as the voice of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes spokesman Tony the Tiger. Ravenscroft started roaring his “Grrrrreeeat!” catchphrase in the early ’50s and continued voicing the character almost until his death in 2005.
There’s a good chance you’ve never heard the name Thurl Ravenscroft. But there’s a significantly better chance you’ve heard his voice.
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Neal Lynch was always an entrepreneur, but his most famous endeavor came when he was 18. His parents were away in Europe, and he decided to bottle and deliver his mother’s salad dressing from his parents’ basement in St. Paul.
Dorothy Lynch's popular, Nebraska-born dressing never would have made it out of her kitchen in the 1950s and on to grocery store shelves still today without the ingenuity of her son, Neal Lynch, who died Oct. 30 at age 82.
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What about other Nebraskans, those whose livelihoods depend on the soil and the air? What are they seeing? How are they adjusting to climate change?
The recent National Climate Assessment predicts plunging crop yields, among other hardships. Nebraska farmers and ranchers believe that if you take care of the land, the land takes care of you. Will it?