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Jazari Kual

Jazari Kual

Jazari Kual is a senior majoring in journalism and broadcasting media production at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before interning at the Nebraska Examiner, he interned at Flatwater Free Press. He also owns and operates a video company. Jazari is bilingual, with fluency in English and Arabic.

Lincoln faith-based nonprofit enforces its ministry standards

By: - September 27, 2022

LINCOLN — City Impact, a faith-based Lincoln youth nonprofit, has recently lost staff and volunteers upset over a set of ministry standards that states, in part, that any sexual relationship beyond sex in a heterosexual marriage “constitute sexual immorality.” Over the last week, City Impact has notified families of program cancellations. Its reading program, which […]

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$15 an hour could help 150,000 Nebraskans, analysis says

By: - September 15, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraskans, if they vote this November to increase the minimum wage, would help families with children and narrow wage gaps, Raise the Wage Nebraska said this week. The group shared an Economic Policy Institute analysis from 2019 indicating that increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour would help 150,000 Nebraska workers.  Seventy-seven […]

Becoming a part of American democracy

By: - September 15, 2022

This story is part of a project called Democracy Day, in which newsrooms across the country are shining a light on threats to democracy.  LINCOLN — Coming to the United States from another country and becoming a citizen can be a long and difficult process, but the journey comes with rewarding benefits of participating in […]

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Bacon and Vargas to debate twice in October

By: - August 31, 2022

Omaha — Republican U.S. Rep. Don Bacon will be facing State Sen. Tony Vargas, his Democratic opponent, in two debates this fall, Bacon’s campaign announced Wednesday.  Bacon said in a tweet that he hopes to get a third debate scheduled.  “I love debates and look forward to highlighting my accomplishments contrasted against my opponent’s far […]

Nebraska Board of Pardons will hear Earnest Jackson’s case on Sept. 19

By: - August 31, 2022

LINCOLN — The Nebraska Board of Pardons meeting Sept. 19 may be another opportunity for freedom for Earnest Jackson.  Jackson, 40, has served more than 20 years at the Nebraska State Penitentiary after being convicted of first-degree murder. Jackson went through two trials and will not be eligible for parole until 2029 — all for […]

Tyson Foods and Habitat for Humanity Omaha mark one-year partnership

By: - August 26, 2022

A yearlong partnership between Habitat for Humanity Omaha and Tyson Foods has helped 30 Tyson employees purchase a home. Tyson Foods recognized that some of their employees needed help buying a home. They reached out to a dozen Habitat for Humanity chapters before contacting the Omaha organization, which agreed to partner with them.  Amanda Brewer, […]

Early ballot applications sent to Lancaster County voters

By: - August 24, 2022

LINCOLN — Early voting applications for Lancaster County voters have been mailed, County Election Commissioner David Shively announced Tuesday. The application notices were sent to 66,391 voters, Shively said. That’s an increase from the May 10 primary election, which had 65,635 voters on the early-voting list.  “The amount increases slightly each election, but it is […]