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Papillion and La Vista could use more locally owned dining options, like Ollie & Hobbes Craft Kitchen in Papillion.

The best of 2018: Movies, music, food and more

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The movie year was a triumph of volume, a year with a deep roster of good or very good films.

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The list amounts to a diverse crop of series, dispersed evenly across comedy and drama — broadcast, cable and streaming. Maybe your favorite show didn’t make the cut, but maybe (hopefully) this list gives you a few ideas on what to catch up with over your holiday downtime.

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This year was fresh, full of new faces, novel collaborations and even veteran artists doing exciting things.

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Journalists at the Omaha World-Herald chose the O'Neill raid and its aftermath as the Top Story of the Year for 2018. In all, Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained 133 suspected unauthorized immigrants and arrested 17 people connected to an alleged conspiracy to exploit illegal labor.

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Sarah Baker Hansen writes restaurant reviews and food stories for the World-Herald. She also writes the quarterly "Food Prowl" series, where teams of tasters go around Omaha to find favorite foods in a number of categories. Phone: 402-444-1069

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