What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes

BY: - August 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — College students are heading back to campus following more than two years of a pandemic that led many schools to empty out for full semesters and later move to hybrid schedules in a struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19.  But the attempt by colleges and universities to return to something resembling normal […]

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Ukrainian ensemble, Argentinian composer among featured acts at Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival

BY: - July 18, 2022

LINCOLN — A unique music festival that highlights music from a variety of cultures is focusing on “travelers” for its 2022 event, which begins Saturday and continues to July 31. Featured performers at the third annual Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival include Argentinian composer and bandoneon player J.P. Jofre, Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and […]

State doles out $115 million in “shovel ready” grants to 76 Nebraska nonprofits

BY: - June 24, 2022

LINCOLN — A total of 76 nonprofit organizations  have been awarded portions of the unprecedented, $115 million in “shovel ready” grants by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The grants, designed to help projects held up by the COVID-19 pandemic, were made public Thursday by the department, which reviewed about $335 million in grant applications […]

Malcolm X Memorial Foundation hosts four-day celebration marking the Omaha native’s May 19 birthday

BY: - May 18, 2022

The North Omaha-based Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is hosting a four-day birthday celebration starting May 19 to pay tribute to the legacy of the African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist, who was born in Omaha in 1925. Events are centered at 3448 Evans St., the foundation site that marks the childhood home of the […]

Barbershop quartet, clipped from Broadway’s ‘Music Man’ revival, files suit

BY: - March 8, 2022

A barbershop quartet originally cast in the current Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” is suing the show’s producers after being cut from the production. Members of the quartet known as Category 4 are suing Iowa Stubborn LLC, the production company behind the show, in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

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Nebraska Lottery officials want to sell tickets via vending machines

BY: - February 28, 2022

LINCOLN — Facing increased competition from casino gambling, supporters of the Nebraska Lottery are seeking to utilize vending machines to maintain lottery ticket sales. A legislative committee was told Monday that Nebraska is one of only three states with state lotteries that don’t allow sales via vending machines. Allowing vending machines could increase sales by […]

Governors attempt to bridge deep political divides in big D.C. meeting

BY: , and - February 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — Governors of both parties from throughout the United States met here over the weekend to try to speak on a unified front about what their states need from the federal government. But the waters were muddied by governors’ clearly divided political views about two major issues of the moment: voting laws and whether […]