THOMAS HUTSON

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Matt, your stellar stories will be deeply missed by your legions of admirers. You made all Red Cloud writers deeply proud. Take good care of yourself and God Speed.


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Wow! A vivid story, Matt, about a storied and sordid past of Omaha. Well done!

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Powerful story, Paul. Although I go back to the devastating winter of 1949 when I was a paper boy for the Omaha World-Herald in Red Cloud, we had flooding from the Republican River two miles up to and over the railroad tracks, I do not recall anything like the dam break on the Niobrara. Al…

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As a former contractor in J9 at STRATCOM, I shuddered at the impact of 2012 flooding of the basement in the existing/old HQ. During those perilous times, one really wondered whether the "safety, security and effectiveness of the global nuclear triad" was compromised. The image of…

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In my half-century abroad, working in 40 countries, I have never experienced the potholes in Omaha. Even in such less developed places as Serbia and Montenegro. Perhaps Omaha should open up the pothole repair function to international bidding, or find some technology that has overtaken the…

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Good story. Pete Ricketts is top-notch. What a pity should "financial entanglements" discourage him from going to Washington to make the bureaucracy there work as well as it does in Nebraska. (trhutson@gmail.com)

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Paul, good story. Hope springs eternal, especially for a retired soldier/diplomat. GO, PETE, GO! (trhutson@gmail.com)

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Indeed, UNMC is a remarkable leader in pancreatic cancer treatment. My late wife's life was extended to three years after discovery. And, my nephew is in the 10th year of survival. The proposal by Senator Kolterman should be given careful consideration -- perhaps tapping into the unnecess…

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If I weren't so old and decrepit, and lived back in the city where I was born eight decades ago, I'd seriously think about running for city council or even mayor. I'd hire a flat bed truck, find myself an upright piano and sound system and barnstorm with two planks on my platform: (1) fix …

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Interesting story, Matt, and well told. While "taxation without representation" led to our independence, "taxation upon taxation" seems unlikely to bother most people -- even as it leads to Omaha's dependence on nerdish taxation. For my part, I hearken back to the Sam B…