Understanding the sequestration in Washington and how it effects you

Media outlets have been dominated by news of the sequester for weeks now, but few people fully understand where it came from and what it means for them.  

Vision beyond borders helps believers practice religion in secret

Over two billion people identify themselves as Christians, comprising 22 percent of the world's total population. Nearly 63 percent of those practicing this faith are native to Europe and North America, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Vision Beyond Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide Bibles and service to Christian followers in nations where Christianity must be worshiped in secret, has made it their goal to spread their faith and the word of God to those living in areas such as Southeast Asia.

Mental health and predicting violence in wake of shooting

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting, a multitude of citizens have come forward with demands for socio-political change.
Some contend that the mental health system in place needs to be reevaluated, while others argue that gun control in America needs to be stricter.

Keystone XL Pipeline: How to go bust in 90 days

President Obama is in a pretty tight spot right now. Santa Ana political winds blow stronger with the approach of the fall election season, fanning the flames as major media stations compete to determine where the wildfire will break out first and how extensive damages could be.

New study shows contamination is possible from paper towels

A new study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec City shows us that paper towels, especially those that are made from recycled paper, could actually carry germs. Researchers also found that contaminants can be found on everyday items including toilet paper, newspapers and business cards.

We Can’t Wait:

Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster. 

Civil Rights activist talks OWS, celebrates Civil Rights women

A Civil Rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee told a group of UNO students Friday she was skeptical of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests.

Occupy Wall Street protests reach downtown Omaha

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in the plaza near the City-County building at 17th and Farnam streets on a clear, cool Oct. 15 morning in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement ongoing in New York City.