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Bill would address discrimination against LGBTQ seniors

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For more than 50 million American adults over 65, finding long-term senior care can be an imposing task. For the 2 million who identify as...
Mona Zuffante, the public health administrator for the Winnebago Comprehensive Healthcare System, receives her vaccine.

Community, traditions key to Winnebago Tribe’s COVID-19 vaccination success

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Before Nebraska’s Winnebago Tribe began its COVID-19 vaccination efforts in December 2020, the reservation’s health care system allowed a representative of the Wolf Clan,...
Woman shopping for groceries

Local organizations strive to battle food insecurity among refugees

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By Ashley Chong, Chin Tung Tan, Kellyn Jewett Sunday Farmers' Market at College View When Shahab Bashar resettled from Iraq to Lincoln with his wife and...
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Nebraska senators discuss economic security for women and families

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Women's Fund of Omaha hosts Public Policy Power Hour State Sens. Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha and Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln discussed upcoming legislation with...
A girl dancing

Not another Halloween: Remembering loved ones on Dia de los Muertos

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Nebraskans from all walks of life came together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, at the Nebraska...

Is Nebraska’s minimum wage a livable wage?

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According to the Living Wage Calculator, a single adult working at minimum wage in Nebraska would need to make at least $14.93 an hour...
In a conference room, a group of girls paint pumpkins.

United by differences: Community and diversity emerge from learning community event

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AUDIO Listen to the atmosphere of the William H. Thompson Scholars’ event as you read. At Harper Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the...
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SNAP benefits increase this month under the Thrifty Food Plan

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Nebraska’s SNAP recipients will see a moderate increase in their benefits starting this month due to an update in the federal plan affecting food...
Protest signs

‘Take action today’: Speakers at Women’s March criticize abortion bans

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Dr. Deborah Turner is not new to the fight over abortion rights. Her first encounter occurred when she began medical school in 1973 at the...
Woman playing a video game at her desk.

Gender-based discrimination in video games impacts women

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UNL students Amy Conner and Des Backer said they are often targeted by discriminatory players in online multiplayer video games. Two studies published by...