Teachers are leaving because of the heavy workload of covering staff vacancies and absences, increased safety issues and because they don't feel valued. School leaders must resolve these issues.
It's hard to claim that "we the people" are in charge when turnout in last week's Nebraska primary is so low. Only a minority of us are choosing our leaders and deciding important issues.
We're confident that, in her new position, Veta Jeffery can handle the challenges that lay ahead.
Don't miss this opportunity to help choose the local and state officials whose decisions will affect your taxes, your laws and your government services.
Most of the rise in beef prices in recent years wound up in the hands of meatpackers, not producers. Is that because four leading packers process 85% of the U.S. cattle raised for slaughter?
State senators had a productive legislative session, with lots of big ticket items for taxes and spending. That includes a $335 million effort to transform Nebraska's urban communities.
Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District is purple. Whoever is elected to represent this district in Washington has to be a voice for each of those residents, not just the ones who share the same party affiliation.
Nebraska needs a governor who understands issues and can work with competing interests to find solutions. Among Republicans in the May primary, Brett Lindstrom is the best choice.
A former U.S. congressman and a longtime Nebraska state senator, Ashford was a decent, honorable man with a passion for public policy and an idealistic desire to make people's lives better.
New projects in Omaha will address mental health and homelessness, offering hope to people who may need assistance in living Nebraska's "good life."
Consent is about communication and respect. It's acknowledging boundaries. And it is clear. There is no ambiguity in consent.
The Biden administration's E15 waiver may only have a modest impact on gas prices, but it's a step in the right direction.
David Brown, who is retiring this year after more than 19 years as president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber, has been a steady leader and strong advocate for local businesses and the community.
"Off the rails" student misbehavior hurts the learning environment and causes teachers to quit. Omaha Public Schools officials need to be open in addressing the problem.
A cautionary tale about litter boxes: What happened when a Nebraska state senator shared a false story he heard about online.
Omaha's business leaders have an impressive set of proposals for downtown and in adjacent areas, with a goal of adding 30,000 jobs and 30,000 people to the urban core in 20 years.
Most candidates are willing to debate their rivals. And why shouldn't they? It’s an opportunity to reach more of the public with their message. A chance to prove that they understand issues. A test of their ability to stand up to possible criticism and make a compelling case for what they be…
The Ricketts administration deserves credit for taking a pragmatic approach in trying to fix prison staffing problems. Next up: prison overcrowding and the societal problems that contribute to crime.
Before long, the last people with living memories of North Platte’s World War II Canteen will be gone.
The W. Dale Clark main library is going away, but a brighter future for Omaha's libraries is on the horizon.
As we continue to inch our way from the COVID-19 pandemic, every week seems to bring more happy and inspiring stories of Nebraskans that shine a light in the darkness of the last few years.
The Joslyn project will add 42,000 square feet to the art museum, making it an even larger artistic attraction — in size, style and substance — than it already is.
Jobs and anti-poverty efforts can help reduce violent crime, Omaha's police chief says. With Nebraska's prison system growing faster than any other in the nation, we should listen to him.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a terrible, frustrating struggle for all of us. With the darkest days behind us, we now have a chance to move forward.
Dennis Pate told the World-Herald that leading the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has been the highlight of his professional life.