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Officer Mellissa Ripley

Lincoln homelessness has dropped 50% since 2012 with numbers continuing to decline

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Lincoln Homelessness Coalition Officer Melissa Ripley said more than 60 different organizations advocate for preventing homelessness When walking down O Street in Lincoln, you see...
The Lincoln Fresh Truck labelled "Lincoln Fresh, where health is free!"

The fight against food insecurity: How Lincoln is providing food to the community

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Having access to enough food, something that feels like a norm to many is an uncertain reality for a lot of Nebraska households.  A study...
The Center for People in Needs' in-house computer lab

Grant funds new Google certification program for underserved Lincoln population

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The Center for People in Need in Lincoln received almost $600,000 to launch a local Google Career Certification Program that will train 40 people...
A photo of the front exterior of the building

Germans from Russia museum preserves 100 years of Lincoln and world history

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Tucked quietly near the intersection of Sixth and D streets in Lincoln’s South Bottoms Historic District is a place full of surprises about the...
People playing bingo in a restaurant

Playing bingo in the Haymarket

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Gate 25 and Barry’s Bar and Grill have been hosting bingo nights on Wednesdays, and it’s proven popular. "The game of bingo is a great...
Construction site of two buildings

New upgrades happening in the Telegraph District

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As part of an effort to redevelop Downtown Lincoln's Southeast area, community members drafted a Telegraph District master plan. The master plan is a three-phase...
Woman sips soda at a food truck.

Local businesswoman influences many frugal closets

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While photographing her thrifted outfit with her iPhone propped up against an alley dumpster, Maddie Graham, local businesswoman, was unknowingly creating the environmental business,...
"Little Josh" is surrounded by a crowd

The Josh Fight will return to Lincoln

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Last year, Lincoln made headlines across the nation as nearly 1,000 people gathered to witness an unusual event: a battle for the name ‘Josh.’ This...
Eddy is one of the two cats you can find roaming around if you visit A Novel Idea Bookstore in Lincoln

How local bookstores have adjusted and built a community in a digital age

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In 2022, readers have plenty of options when it comes to buying their books. In a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in...
Three students wearing masks and holding trashbags

LPS long-standing sustainability efforts grow towards greener education

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Talking to 5-year-olds about sustainability can sound challenging, but Lincoln Public Schools is aiming to teach its youngest students about greener ways to live.  The...