Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Metro coverage is provided by classes and the Nebraska News Service, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications Experience Lab program. 

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Lincoln

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New heights in the Great Plains: A look at Lincoln’s first bouldering gym

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In June of 2021, Matt and Wendy Beio opened the doors to Lincoln’s first bouldering gym, MW Climbing. The Beios were both active climbers before...
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Local food delivery drivers feel impact of gas prices

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzkY_7ZyIcU Lincoln’s gas prices continue to sit above average and delivery drivers are feeling the impact. One local DoorDash driver said the cost of gas makes...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Omaha

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UNL alumna turned clay jewelry hobby into a small business

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What started as a hobby became a successful small business for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumna.  Sugarstem, which specializes in hand-made jewelry, has taken off...
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Nebraska’s first, only dog bar celebrates first year open, looks to add locations

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A dog walks into a bar and, well, is greeted by name — but only at Nebraska’s first and only dog park and bar...
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Meet Omaha noise rock band Cat Piss: A three-piece merging wittiness with creative diligence

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Cars rush down a dark two-lane street in front of a house in Lincoln on a Friday night in February. Light emits from cool-toned...
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The rise of pickleball: Omaha and Lincoln witness the nationwide trend

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Less than six years ago, Lincoln didn't have a single pickleball court. Today, the city has 10 dedicated courts and an additional 10 dual-striped tennis...
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COVID-19 vaccines available for children ages 5-11

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With the Pfizer vaccine getting FDA and CDC approval, clinics may now administer it to children. By Kaitlynn Johnson and Olivia McCown The FDA announced approval...
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WarHorse Casinos aim to bring gamblers back to Nebraska

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Laws change to keep revenue in state A casino aims to hit the jackpot by keeping gamblers and profits in Nebraska. WarHorse Casino plans to open...