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.
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.
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.
"Remember my friends," New York Fire Battalion Captain Jay Jonas said after giving a packed house of students, firemen and members of the public a compelling retelling of his experience on Sept. 11, 2001, less than a week before the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.
As captain of the New York Fire Department's Ladder Co. 6, Jonas led a group of firefighters into the World Trade Center site moments after hearing a plane had collided with the center's North Tower.
After 18 weeks and four days, the NFL lockout officially ended on July 25, as the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. It's all sunshine and daisies again for football fans across the country who feared the season might be canceled.
College textbooks are getting a bit more affordable.
The nation's second largest bookstore chain is going out of business. Borders began liquidation of their remaining 399 stores Friday, with the process set for completion by the end of September. The end of Borders means the chain's 10,700 employees will lose their jobs.
When Josh Campbell saw the devastation in the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in March, he felt a instinctive need to reach out to the shattered nation.