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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Chief Standing Bear, who 'changed the course of history,' is honored with statue in U.S. Capitol

Ponca Chief Standing Bear's speech in a landmark case led a federal judge in Omaha to rule that Native Americans were people within the meaning of the law. A statue of the chief was unveiled Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, replacing a statue of William Jennings Bryan. Read more

Subscribers onlyShatel: Meeting with Stanford was special, but it won’t be the last major match for Nebraska

This was the greatest stage of Nebraska volleyball. Until the next one. This was the most important nonconference game ever. The largest crowd. The biggest noise. Yes, yes, yes. Until the next time. Read more

Stothert says she has no authority to remove Councilman Palermo, decision is up to council

Palermo said Tuesday that he will absolutely will not resign after pleading guilty to not filing his income taxes. Read more

SPONSORED FEATURE

More than meets the eye: UNK feels like home for Omaha, Lincoln students

From campus life to community amenities, there’s nothing boring about being a Loper Read more

Second surprise search of Nebraska State Penitentiary turns up more drugs, weapons

State Corrections Director Scott Frakes said Wednesday's "first of its kind" operation had always been a part of the plan to rid the state's largest prison of contraband. On Monday, the Inspector General for Corrections released his annual report on prisons, a portion of which criticized corrections for locking down the State Pen earlier this month to search for contraband, but failing to search every housing unit. Read more

No. 1 Nebraska volleyball drops four-set match No. 2 Stanford in national championship rematch

Second-ranked Stanford overpowered and frustrated No. 1 Nebraska to hand the Huskers their first loss of the season with a four-set win Wednesday night at the Devaney Center. Read more

Coalition of nonprofits aims to ensure every Nebraskan is counted in the census

One study last year estimated that for every Nebraskan missed in the census count, the state would lose out on $21,000 in federal dollars over the next decade, a figure that could easily add up to millions of dollars.  Read more

Subscribers onlyMarian High celebrates $9.2 million renovation that led to new entrance and upgraded library, chapel

"All of these updates have made Marian essentially brand-new," Marian President Mary Higgins said. Read more

Subscribers onlySarah's Faves: Your best options during Omaha Restaurant Week

Over the past week, I’ve tried three restaurant week menus. I’ll detail the highlights of all three and give you some suggestions on what else looks worth ordering around town. Read more

Report: Nebraska's juvenile probation showing progress at reducing services costs

A reduction in spending on group homes and institutions for treating youth accounted for almost all of the difference, the report said. The number of youth sent for such treatment dropped to 231 in fiscal year 2018, down from 424 two years earlier. In addition, the average cost of that treatment declined to $26,459 per youth, down from $33,987. Read more

Subscribers onlyWhen Brenden Jaimes went down, Broc Bando stepped up for the Huskers at left tackle

Once spring camp rolled around, Broc Bando had transformed his physique and his approach. “I was going full effort every play instead of worrying about mistakes,” Bando said just before the start of NU’s season. He did not talk this week despite multiple media requests. “I think I was more scared of failing than doing what was actually right. That hindered my development.”

Today's forecast

Thunderstorms early. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Today

87° 71°

Thunderstorms early. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

Humidity:77%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SE at 18 mph
Chance of Rain:100%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:07:07:53 AM
Sunset:07:26:08 PM

Sports

Subscribers onlyWhere to watch the top Nebraska high school football prospects in week four

Want to watch the top 10 prospects in World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter's 2020 and 2021 football rankings in action this week? Read more

Money

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Living / Entertainment

No more 'noodle arms': Sgt. Peffer's son cuts body fat in half, down to 9%

What started as a quick trip to shoot hoops at the Downtown YMCA turned into a major lifestyle change for Justin Peffer. Read more

Opinion

Editorial: UNL set to make engineering strides, while UNO pioneers biomechanics research

The two campuses kick off the new academic year with encouraging steps forward.  Read more

Live Well Nebraska

No more 'noodle arms': Sgt. Peffer's son cuts body fat in half, down to 9%

What started as a quick trip to shoot hoops at the Downtown YMCA turned into a major lifestyle change for Justin Peffer. Read more

Momaha

AppleJack Festival, Oktoberfest, stargazing and 20+ other fun things to do this weekend

Looking for something fun to do in the Omaha area this weekend? Check out these family-friendly suggestions, which take place Sept. 19-22. Read more

Good News

Nebraska farming family welcomes baby No. 5 with surprise gender reveal; It 'meant the world to us'

"I thought it would be fun...We never did a gender reveal before since they weren't a thing when we had our other kids," Sarah Jensen said. Read more

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