The World-Herald creates lots of important journalism — stories, photos, video — that is both timely and compelling. But we also know our readers are busy.
Here is a convenient roundup of some of our best work from the last several days that's worth checking out.
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Parts of the Fred Hoiberg story have been told and retold. The origin story of the folk legend of Ames is fit for a Hollywood script. A golden boy who grew up in a small house in the shadow of Hilton Coliseum, who restored ISU to order as both a player and coach. The twist in this story is that Fred’s legend was destined to be written in Nebraska red.
Fred Hoiberg's legend was destined to be written in Nebraska red. That so much of it happened in Ames, Iowa, was just a quirky coin flip in history.
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Flooding at Offutt Air Force Base destroyed expensive electronic equipment used to process classified data along with several crew training simulators, prompting an emergency request by the Air Force for $234 million to replace them.
Rep. Don Bacon, who once commanded the 55th Wing, warned that equipment destroyed by the March flood is hurting the unit's sensitive and secret reconnaissance missions.
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Why do we pay sales tax on washing machine repair but not car repair? Why do we pay tax when we buy a ticket to a movie or concert but not when we buy a ticket to the Henry Doorly Zoo? And why in the world is there currently a sales tax exemption for something rather creepily called: “Dating and social escort services”?
The issue of when a sale is taxed has been thrust into the limelight in the Nebraska Legislature during an ongoing debate about how to lower Nebraska's sky-high property taxes.
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Some Omaha residents are talking trash about the city’s proposed plan to pick up garbage, yard waste and recyclables for the next decade. But just how does Omaha's service compare to that of numerous other cities across the region?
Omaha residents get a higher level of basic curbside waste service than many cities in the region provide.
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A walk through the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's Asian Highlands exhibit follows two bubbling streams in shade from trees older than the zoo itself. Lifelike rockwork and ancient ruins create a sense of place within the exhibit that floods the senses. “The level of detail in this exhibit is greater than we’ve ever done before,” said zoo director Dennis Pate. “The more you come, the more you’ll see.”
The 8-acre, $22 million Asian Highlands opened Friday after two years of construction. The exhibit was designed to mimic a trek from the grasslands of northern India to the Himalayan cliffs of Nepal.
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School is nearly out, the sun is shining and the outdoor concert series are firing up.
Summer concert season is upon us. Let Kevin Coffey direct you to his favorite concerts coming to town between now and the fall.
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Business is big at Creighton University, and a $20 million investment in the university’s business building will make it bigger.
The most popular bachelor's degree program has spurred similar projects at the University of Nebraska in both Lincoln and Omaha.