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Nebraska organization looks to increase diversity among state’s lawyers

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A new non-profit may be the key to increasing diversity in Nebraska’s legal professions, officials say. The Nebraska Legal Diversity Council was formed in late...

Resettlement efforts continue despite housing issues, agencies anticipate increase in volume

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Far from what used to be home, refugees from all over the world have found their way to Nebraska, a stark difference from what...
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More than a meal: Omaha couple unites connection with cooking

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For North Omaha native and chef Wes Zollicoffer and his wife, Candy, food isn’t just an aspect of their business, Feeding Royals, a private...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...