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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.

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska receives a $266K federal grant to monitor air quality

By: - December 19, 2022

LINCOLN — The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska will be able to monitor its air quality and help reduce air pollution with the help of a $266,064 federal grant. The grant is part of $53.4 million being distributed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund 132 air monitoring projects across 37 states. The goal of […]

Chief Standing Bear film receives green light to begin production

By: - December 10, 2022

LINCOLN — The film “I Am A Man: The True Story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear” will include filming in historically significant locations, including in Nebraska and on the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Oklahoma, according to the Cherokee Nation Film Office.  “The key plot of our story exists in the heart of the community surrounding […]

Nebraska Public Service Commission awards over $20 million in grants for broadband development

By: - December 9, 2022

LINCOLN — More than $20 million will be distributed in 37 grants from the Nebraska Broadband Bridge Program, the Nebraska Public Service Commission has announced. “As expected, the second-year of the NBBP grant program has surpassed the initial funding year,” said NSC Chair Dan Watermeier. “We have a good process in place and are eager […]

Millions of dollars raised for Giving Tuesday through SHARE Omaha & SHARE Iowa

By: - December 8, 2022

OMAHA — SHARE Omaha and SHARE Iowa had a record-breaking year by raising over $4.2 million on their websites for Giving Tuesday.  Local philanthropists created SHARE Omaha to help area nonprofits, primarily in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders or Washington Counties, fulfill their missions by recruiting donors to share money, material goods and time, according to a […]

Lincoln man hospitalized after jumping from the second floor of a burning apartment building

By: - December 6, 2022

LINCOLN — A Lincoln man was hospitalized Tuesday night after a four-unit apartment complex near 21st and Washington Streets caught fire about 8:30 p.m.  First responders took the tenant of the burned unit to a local hospital. It was unknown by 10:30 p.m. whether he suffered any injuries, according to Battalion Chief Bob Watton.  “I […]

Gov. Ricketts and Nebraska delegation wrap up trade mission to Japan

By: - December 3, 2022

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts on Friday wrapped up his second trip in about a month to Japan, calling the past week’s trade mission to promote Nebraska ag products a success. According to a media release, the governor and trade delegation met with Japanese government and business leaders to promote Nebraska beef, pork, ethanol and […]

State officials urge Nebraskans to consider adoption amid low numbers

By: - November 14, 2022

LINCOLN — Adoption rates in Nebraska are the lowest since 2003, and state officials  are urging Nebraskans to consider adopting a child  November is adoption awareness month, and the Federal Children’s Bureau set this year’s theme as Small Steps Open Doors.  The theme highlights the challenges that may arise when building trust with youth seeking […]

The remains of a familiar Capitol peregrine falcon found in Lincoln yard

By: - November 6, 2022

LINCOLN — A longtime feathered friend of the State Capitol, 19/K, has been confirmed dead. A Lincoln resident recently discovered the remains of a male peregrine falcon in a yard. Nebraska Game and Parks NonGame Bird Program Manager Joel Jorgensen confirmed that it was 19/K, who had been a fixture at the Capitol nearly 20 […]

Nebraska Game and Parks receives donation for new all-terrain wheelchair

By: - November 2, 2022

LINCOLN — Nebraska Game and Parks received a $16,055 donation from the Nebraska American Legion to purchase a new all-terrain wheelchair for state park visitors, including disabled veterans.  The track wheelchair will allow visitors to hunt, fish and participate in other outdoor activities on all kinds of terrain, along with taking part in educational and […]

A Winnebago native and college student receives a grant for a healthy living community project

By: - October 27, 2022

LINCOLN — Charli Earth, a liberal arts student at Little Priest Tribal College on the Winnebago Reservation in Winnebago, Nebraska, has received a grant from the American Indian College Fund.  The Indigenous Visionaries is an American Indian College fund program that supports the development of women leaders within tribal communities and their local tribal colleges […]

Construction resumes on Red Cloud’s new hotel

By: - October 17, 2022

LINCOLN — A recent groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the renewal of construction on the Potter Block building in downtown Red Cloud, Nebraska.  The Potter Block building will undergo rehabilitation and be transformed into a 22,500-square-foot facility, which will become Hotel Garber.  Renovations began in early 2018 with excavating and underpinning the basement so the hotel could […]

Laurie Richards reflects on her film career — for the State of Nebraska

By: - October 11, 2022

LINCOLN — Laurie Richards remembers boarding a flight from Nebraska to Florence, Italy, and then taking five trains before reaching Cannes, France, back in 2013.  It was an exhilarating adventure, Richards said, to walk a double red carpet at the invitation-only Cannes Film Festival with movie stars from around the world. She went with her […]