For decades, traditional media has overlooked, well, a lot of people. We set out to do the opposite. One fourth of our stories should focus on black people, brown people, immigrants and our native communities.
“Thank you, smartass.” Those three words pushed a feud between Omaha’s mayor and North Omaha’s city councilwoman into public view. But it’s a longer story, some North O leaders say – one that’s holding North Omaha back.
An Omaha woman’s son and other Nebraska juveniles are spending longer stretches locked in solitary confinement. State officials say confinement is needed in some cases. Research says it harms children.
Omaha’s Citizen Complaint Review Board is meant to provide civilian oversight of the police department. It has reviewed only seven complaints against police in the past four years, far fewer than neighboring cities.
Mike’l Severe talks with writer Dirk Chatelain and former Creighton basketball player Josh Jones about a historic North Omaha basketball park and Jones’ efforts to revive it as an essential piece of the community.