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Past articles by Jon:

Omaha City Council passes agreement bringing Google Fiber to Omaha

More high-speed internet service is coming to Omaha. The Omaha City Council approved an agreement with Google Fiber Tuesday. → Read More

Omaha City Council approves plan for new Costco in west Omaha

This will be the fourth Costco in Nebraska, and the third in the metro, with another location in Sarpy County. → Read More

'There are a few political landmines here': Number of choices for Sasse's replacement, including Ricketts

Ricketts said Friday if he is to pursue a job in the US Senate that he would allow the next governor to make the decision. → Read More

Rental assistance is now gone for 91 of Nebraska's 93 counties

Gov. Ricketts's office said he is sticking with his decision to not apply for a second round of funding. → Read More

Omaha City Council narrowly approves hiring of snow plow inspectors

Despite strong pushback from one Councilmember Vinny Palermo, the city is set to pay a max of $370,000 to contractors to inspect the snow removal in residential neighborhoods. → Read More

Ralston Superintendent, Mark Adler, to retire next year

“No matter where we were on our journey, members of the Ralston Public Schools community wrapped us in their arms and carried us through.” → Read More

Prosecutors: Nebraska inmate glued child porn onto backside of personal documents

He was also recently moved from Tecumseh State Prison to Omaha Correctional Center and that’s when prosecutors say a prison guard found child porn that belonged to Payne. → Read More

High school student allegedly wanted to sell guns stolen from Frontier Justice

Twice in less than six weeks Frontier Justice, an Omaha gun store, was burglarized. Multiple people can be seen on video smashing glass and taking guns in May and August. → Read More

Death-row inmate Patrick Schroeder dies in prison; he killed a farmer, then his cellmate for talking too much

Schroeder was convicted of murdering two men. He killed one man in prison because he said he was talking too much. → Read More

State of Nebraska: 19% increase in traffic fatalities from 2021 to 2022

Nebraska is on pace to have the most traffic fatalities since 2007. In the June total, three of the people that died were on a motorcycle. → Read More

Safe 2 Help app allows for anonymous reporting of school safety threats in all Nebraska schools

School safety is on the forefront of nearly every parent’s mind right now and it’s something that Nebraska schools have recently honed in on using technology. → Read More

After tornado ravages baseball village in Bellevue, property revitalized into softball complex

The new management is focused on youth softball, filling a need in the metro area. → Read More

'Now is the time to do it' City of Omaha aims for operational streetcar system by 2026

The streetcar will cost between $225 and $306 million, but will not be paid for by a tax increase. → Read More

School choice bill fails in Nebraska Legislature despite unlikely political alliances

The bill that would have given out tax credits to those that donate money for scholarships to Nebraska private schools fell five votes short of overcoming a filibuster. → Read More

Corrections, property taxes, abortion restrictions — all to be pondered by Nebraska Legislature

The new session begins Wednesday, and there is no shortage of issues the Unicameral will be tackling in the 60-day session. → Read More

City of Papillion preps for snow

The city is not pretreating its roads due to expected frigid temperatures, but will put down salt and sand. → Read More

Nebraska Public Power District sets goal to be carbon-free by 2050; expects increase of solar & wind

NPPD joins OPPD and LES in seeking to become carbon-free over the next 28 years. → Read More

Douglas County considering healthcare collaboration with UNMC on major project

The University of Nebraska Medical Center campus is expected to massively change over the next decade. → Read More

Omaha Public Schools donates 20,000 cartons of milk to Open Door Mission

The Open Door Mission was thankful for the Christmas present. → Read More

Christmas in the Country at Bellevue Berry Farm

When you walk into Bellevue Berry Farm, it’s clear that Christmastime is here. → Read More