Category : Nebraska

Midwest / Nebraska - 4 weeks ago

Filling Ernie’s Shoes And A Moment for North Omaha

Sen. Ernie Chambers on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature. Chambers is barred from running for his seat due to term limits. Photo courtesy of the Nebraska Legislature. & By Chris Bowling Within puzzle-piece boundaries that jut and zigzag from...

Midwest / Nebraska - 1 month ago

We Must Stay Informed

By: Kenny McMorris MPA, FACHE, CHCEF, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. We have long known that when it comes to health outcomes in America, inequalities have persisted along racial lines. The recent coronavirus pandemic has s...

Midwest / Nebraska - 2 months ago

NORTH OMAHA CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY PLAN

By Terri Sanders, Publisher/Editor STAY HOME! STAY SAFE! Stay Home – Only leave home to shop for groceries, work or emergencies. Keep personal distance. Stay six feet apart. Wear a cloth face covering or mask. Call to get tested if you believe you h...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 months ago

Down for the Cause, Not Down for the Count

Photo collage by Ken Guthrie. By Chris Bowling for the Omaha Star More than 150 years ago, wagon trains carrying westward travelers crested the last hills along the banks of the Missouri River. Across those waters they viewed an expansive new land th...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 months ago

No Single “Answer” To Gentrification

By Lynn Sanchez GENTRIFICATION: “The process of repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses in a deteriorating area (such as an urban neighborhood) accompanied by an influx of middle-class or affluent people and that often results in the displaceme...

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 months ago

OMAHA MUNICIPAL LAND BANK NO SILVER BULLET

Photo of Omaha residence, Wedontslum.com by Lynn Sanchez After the national housing bubble burst, Omaha was in the same leaky boat as a lot of other cities. Saddled with bad properties no one wanted, the city ended up holding on to them indefinitely....

Midwest / Nebraska - 3 months ago

Omaha Municipal Land Bank Lacks Full Representation

By Mark McGaugh This article contains the opinions of the author. Omaha Land Bank Home & With the reserves of affordable housing diminishing and the presence of private contractors increasing, residents aren’t left with many options to stay in t...

Midwest / Nebraska - 4 months ago

Village Redevelopment Plans for Next Generation

By Lynn Sanchez In 2006, the 60-block area near historic Prospect Hill cemetery was one of the deadliest locations in Omaha. Residents lived in fear of being shot. Many would not allow their children to play outdoors. North Omaha community leaders f...

Midwest / Nebraska - 4 months ago

Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood Association?

By Lynn Sanchez From Aksarben Heights to Woodlyn Park, most Omaha neighborhoods have a grassroots group of volunteers working with one purpose: to watch out for their neighborhood. Year by year, block by block, they improve, advocate, maintain, prot...