The seats are sitting unfilled as the agency plans major redevelopments, directly affecting more than 1,500 people who live in family public housing apartment complexes in north and South Omaha.
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Four women filed complaints about the Rev. Donald "Bud" Heckman’s behavior toward them between 2011 and 2015, before his time as executive director of the Tri-Faith Initiative.
Union Omaha's coach assembled a boy's academy team over the summer — and Union Omaha owner Gary Green and the franchise funded a recent trip to Texas — as part of an effort to help grow the sport locally.
Where a racist white mob of thousands once reveled in lynching a black man, a diverse crowd of hundreds listened reverently Saturday as a black woman's voice soared across the Douglas County Courthouse lawn.
Douglas County has the second-highest number of status offenders on juvenile probation in the nation. Status offenses are violations that are only offenses because of the person's age, such as truancy or possession of alcohol by a minor.
The Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board both voted to pass a resolution for the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Will Brown and race riots.
An official Community Remembrance Ceremony will take place Saturday, Sept. 28. The ceremony is one of many events planned to mark the 100th anniversary of the lynching of Will Brown on Sept. 28, 1919.
Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo entered guilty pleas Monday for willful failure to file income tax returns for 2012, 2013 and 2014, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Omaha announced. He could spend up to a year in federal prison on each of the three counts
The County Board approved raising the salary by 2.5% in 2023 and by the same percentage in 2024. That will increase members' pay to $59,815 in 2023, and then to $61,310 in 2024.
Several people urged the Omaha Planning Board to oppose shutting down Burt Street from 16th to 17th Streets, as Kiewit proposes to do as part of the next phase of its Builders District redevelopment. Plans call for apartment buildings on the site, just west of Kiewit's under-construction new headquarters.