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Cindy Gonzalez

Cindy Gonzalez

Senior Reporter Cindy Gonzalez, an Omaha native, has more than 35 years of experience, largely at the Omaha World-Herald. Her coverage areas have included business and real estate development; regional reporting; immigration, demographics and diverse communities; and City Hall and local politics.

Nebraska Examiner is part of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization.

Hunting for a Nebraska directory of grant resources? (There’s a shift)

By: - June 10, 2022

LINCOLN — A state directory of philanthropic and funding organizations now will be maintained and published by the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. Historically, that “Foundation Resource Directory” was published by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, which announced the change Friday. The directory now on the NCFF website offers a convenient online listing of […]

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Couple’s gift boosts plan for career center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

By: - June 10, 2022

A $1 million gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation will help support plans for a Lincoln-based “Experiential Learning and Career Development Center.”  The new center is designed to improve graduation rates and career readiness at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and its College of Arts and Sciences. The gift by Thatcher and Shannon Davis […]

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Build it and they will come? In this case, Fusion Medical Staffing is — to west Omaha’s Waterford

By: - June 10, 2022

R&R Realty Group knew it was a risk three years ago to start building an upscale west Omaha office park — without having first secured any tenants. The developer was counting on an abundance of frills and an alluring atmosphere to draw talent-hungry businesses to Fountain Ridge. An amphitheater, rooftop deck, wellness center and patio […]

Nebraska named among top states to land a remote job

By: - June 9, 2022

Nebraska has been ranked among the top 10 states to land a remote job, according to a new analysis by a company that specializes in remote and flexible jobs. The rankings by FlexJobs do not reflect the overall volume of remote jobs in each state. Rather, they are based on the ratio of available remote […]

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Business Hall of Fame inductees make a mark on Omaha’s coffee, call center services and more

By: - June 7, 2022

Five business leaders whose work expertise ranges from coffee to call center operations have been selected as the 2022 inductees of the Omaha Business Hall of Fame. Each year, the Greater Omaha Chamber honors a slate of people whose “vision, work ethic and dedication” have made a mark on the Omaha area. Winners are nominated […]

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Omaha’s 111-year-old Keeline Building poised for $6.8 million revamp

By: - June 2, 2022

When the historic Keeline Building rose more than a century ago in downtown Omaha, it proved pivotal to the area’s shift from a residential to a commercial and public center. In fact, the home of a famous Omahan sat on the property at 319 S. 17th St. before the seven-story Keeline was built and opened […]

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‘History with Hops’ featured at Omaha’s Durham Museum

By: - May 31, 2022

The Durham Museum in Omaha is hosting an adults night out event on June 9 — called History with Hops — where participants can have a cold drink while exploring the historic Union Station and learning about Omaha history. The event, for guests 21 years of age and older, offers a chance to visit the […]

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Omaha hits new strides in construction activity

By: - May 31, 2022

OMAHA — The signs are plentiful: newly framed houses around town, freshly bulldozed land, tower cranes dotting the skyline. Now a recently released report reinforces that construction activity in Nebraska’s largest city has reached new heights in several ways. According to the City of Omaha’s latest annual “Building and Development Summary,” the total estimated value […]

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Nebraska government building to be renamed for Chief Standing Bear

By: - May 28, 2022

LINCOLN — A tired, 1960s-era government office building is about to be revamped and renamed in recognition of a Nebraska icon whose place in history also has seen a revival of sorts. Come July, the Executive Building just west of the State Capitol will be officially dedicated as the Chief Standing Bear Justice Administration Building. […]

Texas school shooting prompts creation of Nebraska task force to review practices

By: - May 26, 2022

Nebraska education leaders are forming a task force, in light of this week’s elementary school shooting in Texas, to review best practices and identify ways that classrooms throughout the state can have access to the highest standard of safety possible. State Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said Thursday he expects that proposed legislation could come from […]

Omaha construction company responds to inflation, hands out extra check to workers at the job site

By: - May 25, 2022

An Omaha-based construction company is responding to recent cost inflation by putting something extra in employee wallets, in time for the holiday weekend. Hawkins Construction, a regional contractor that employs about 400 people, has created an “inflation protection fund” and plans to disburse up to $2,000 to each hourly worker this year. CEO and president […]

Omaha’s Do Space offers free laptops, mobile internet access to promote ‘digital equity’

By: - May 24, 2022

As part of an effort to promote “digital equity,” Do Space plans to distribute 945 free laptop computers, mobile hotspot devices and internet access to Omahans who don’t have access to such services at home. Applications are now being accepted for the Tech Pack program, which is supported by federal funds and allows the electronic […]