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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Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says his officers and the public soon will see improvements out west when the department opens its fifth precinct in the Elkhorn area on Sept. 8.

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it’s easy to see how Bellevue West’s Zavier Betts and Jay Ducker, Omaha Burke’s Xavier Watts, Lincoln Southeast’s Isaac Gifford, Council Bluffs Lewis Central’s Logan Jones and Carroll Kuemper's Blaise Gunnerson could make a major impact at the next level.

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Nebraska State Sen. John McCollister’s recent criticism of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party made him a national media darling and a scourge of the Nebraska GOP, which invited him to become a Democrat.

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Ed Shada wants to see a 151-acre site in Blair, Nebraska, transformed into a holistic campus where foster youths who have aged out of the system can live, learn and work.

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He’s got one of the most famous backbeats in rock 'n' roll history. Most people know Ringo Starr for his legendary drumming with The Beatles and his subsequent solo work. They may even be familiar with his acting career. Mention Starr’s artwork, though, and you’re likely to get puzzled glances.

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“The power of prayer is what’s got us to where we’re at,” Hannah Green's mom, Heidi, said.

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“We loved it because of the history, the details and the neighborhood,’’ Barbara Green says of her longtime home in Dundee. “Just the detail is fabulous.’’

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