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Officer Mellissa Ripley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...