New wave of counseling finds a niche in Omaha

Kamrin Baker Online Reporter Bright blue walls cover the year-old Omaha Therapy and Arts Collaborative building on 87th street, and inside, in between paint brushes, toys...

Homicides peak in north-central Omaha

By Jackson Taylor, News Editor On Jan. 28 a man was shot in an Norwick Park near 50th and Fort streets, according to police. After dying of...

Voter’s Guide: Close congressional race

2nd Congressional District Race Brad Ashford (D) The Platform: Supports immigration reform. Supports compromise on the Affordable Care Act. Supports student loan reform and training programs. Supports expanded energy.   Lee Terry...

The race continues

In last week's city primary elections, Omaha city councilwoman Jean Stothert not only secured her place in the general election, but also gathered nearly 5,000 more votes than current Mayor Jim Suttle.

Giving back pays off
for student volunteers

Volunteerism among college students has become a major influence in making a memorable college experience. Pay isn't usually part of the volunteer equation, but UNO's Student Organizations and Leadership Programs likes to reward students for contributing to their communities. 

Looking back

Despite high profile jobs and a very public life, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel tries to remain private.

"I think keeping a little corner for yourself is really important to keep yourself balanced rather than trying to be on the stage all the time and trying to deal with the glare of publicity," Hagel said.

But that "glare of publicity" has been stronger than ever. And it's likely to continue as Hagel was nominated by President Barack Obama for secretary of defense on Jan. 7. 

Group uses holiday to give back

Stuffing soared and fuzz flew in the student center on Feb. 14 as hundreds of students participated in Maverick Productions' second annual "A Beary Happy Valentine's Day," an event where students created their own stuffed animals and cards to be given to patients at Children's Hospital.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., nearly 400 students crammed into the Milo Bail Student Center's Fireplace Lounge to make 361 Valentine's Day cards and 61 stuffed animals, which were donated to children at the hospital who have been staying there for long-term treatment or children undergoing emergency procedures.

State close to recognizing same-sex marriages

By Phil Brown, Reporter Nebraska is one of 13 states in the country to explicitly disallow the recognition of same-sex marriages. The blanket ban, found...