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The Public Pulse: Omaha roads; Race for mayor; City Council contests

Omaha World-Herald 05 May 2021
I came to the conclusion that Omaha could have some of the best maintained roads if only we held election for mayor each and every year. Robert Perrault, Omaha ... Jon Nelson, Omaha ... Brenda Baker, Omaha ... I was thrilled to learn the new recruit class of officers for the Omaha Police Department will “shatter” the record for diversity (news story, April 30).
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Family, community ask Navy to recognize Black WWII Navy vet who pulled 15 men to safety

WPTV 05 May 2021
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- The story of a Black Navy veteran who saved 15 of his crewmates during World War II was only known among a few families for many years ... French’s tale was shared with his family in Omaha, and when he visited, he was given a hero's welcome, being paraded around town and at the Nebraska-Creighton football game.
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Gov. Ricketts defends new media credentialing process as 'neutral'

Omaha World-Herald 05 May 2021
The stated reason was that the nonprofit news site, NOISE Omaha, was an "advocacy group" that was funded by "liberal donors." ... Shortly after the story about NOISE Omaha was published, and shortly after the rejection was criticized, Ricketts announced a new policy — that media must apply for credentials to cover the governor's press briefings.
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Ricketts defends new press credentialing process as 'neutral'

Norfolk Daily News 05 May 2021
The stated reason was that the nonprofit news site, NOISE Omaha, was an "advocacy group" that was funded by "liberal donors." ... Shortly after the story about NOISE Omaha was published, and shortly after the rejection was criticized, Ricketts announced a new policy — that media must apply for credentials to cover the governor's press briefings.
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Arbor Day celebrated with kids' tree planting

York News-Times 05 May 2021
Melanie Wilkinson. YORK – A group recently assembled in York’s Foster Park to celebrate Arbor Day and commemorate the holiday that promotes the importance of trees ... Joseph Catholic School ... Furnas should also be given credit. According to a story recently published by the Omaha World Herald, “The men, both newspaper publishers, were political rivals ... .
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Bellevue University's Olivia Galas named NAIA national setter of the year

Omaha World-Herald 04 May 2021
Galas, an Omaha Gross graduate who averaged 11.15 assists per set, is the first player in Bellevue volleyball history to be named a first-team All-American twice as she was also honored in 2019 ... This is the story of Omaha Central standout Dwaine Dillard and the 1968 boys state high school basketball tournament.
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Letter from the editor: $1 for six months of Omaha.com content? An unbelievable bargain

Omaha World-Herald 04 May 2021
The story prompted an apology and vow to comply from the Omaha police chief ... • Our sports and visual journalists flooded the zone not only with Husker spring football coverage, but NCAA volleyball tournament photos and stories, with Omaha as the “bubble” host for the entire tournament.
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RECAP: All of Monday’s biggest stories

Sandhills Express 04 May 2021
A recap of the biggest Monday stories from across Nebraska.. Mayor Jean Stothert diving into key Omaha City Council race. Troopers locate over 400 lbs. of marijuana inside ATMs, safe ... Omaha woman hospitalized after being attacked by dogs ... .
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Coyotes and foxes join Omaha's annual wildlife parade

Omaha World-Herald 04 May 2021
Omaha and other cities across the region are teeming with wildlife — coyotes, red foxes, turkey, geese, cottontails, raccoons and opossums ... While no one is shocked anymore to see raccoons or opossums, foxes and coyotes are a different story. But Stastny said foxes have been in Omaha for years, and coyotes are becoming more common.
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Greg Abel 'will keep the culture': Munger explains why Berkshire's business model will endure after Buffett

Yahoo Daily News 03 May 2021
Greg Abel, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, is seen at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, May 5, 2018 ... Abel joined Buffett at last year's annual meeting in Omaha, where the storied investor took questions without his long-time business partner, Munger, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Creighton adds transfer Ryan Hawkins from D-II champs Northwest Missouri State

Omaha World-Herald 03 May 2021
Former Northwest Missouri State forward Ryan Hawkins announced Monday he's committed to play at Creighton for his final season of college ball ... He had 31 and 18 in the D-II title game, helping Northwest win a third national title in five seasons ... » Get the full story later today on Omaha.com or in tomorrow's edition of The World-Herald ... 2020-21.
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Stanford defeats UNO soccer in overtime at NCAA tournament

Omaha World-Herald 03 May 2021
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stanford's Charlie Wehan scored 48 seconds into overtime to give the fourth-seeded Cardinal a 1-0 win over UNO in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday night ... UNO. Four Mavs are Summit first-teamers, also net league's top newcomer and defender honors. From staff reports ... » Get the full story later tonight on Omaha.com ... .
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Broker Robinhood Upbraids Buffett Over Casino Comparison

Yahoo Daily News 03 May 2021
Read full article. News183 May 2021, 8.54 pm·3-min read ... Miles said he did not think their responses were meant to disparage Robinhood users ... “He said it wasn’t immoral, it’s just in his opinion not very wise,” said Miles, who teaches a class on Buffett at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.Story continues ... During a Feb ... 1 ... 2.
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Missouri Baptist defeats Midland University in NAIA volleyball championship

Omaha World-Herald 02 May 2021
Hoop-It-Up could get heated, but it brought Omaha's basketball community together. During its Omaha heyday in the mid-1990s, Hoop-It-Up had 1,900 teams playing on 150 courts ... This is the story of Omaha Central standout Dwaine Dillard and the 1968 boys state high school basketball tournament.
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