Gov. Jim Pillen's proposal for K-12 aid in Nebraska showed an ability to be bold and open-minded in trying to solve one of the state's big challenges.
Ronnie Green, University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor, is planning to retire from the job he has held since 2016. He deserves thanks for his commitment to the university and his adopted state.
The Pillen administration won't say who has applied to fill the Sasse seat after the governor makes the appointment. Delaying that information is a snub to Nebraska citizens and open government.
To honor and thank those brave volunteer firefighters, our newspaper is recognizing them as Midlanders of the Year.
As OPS superintendent Cheryl Logan plans to leave, it's unfortunate that Nebraska's largest school district will face another round of uncertainty and leadership turnover.
A journalism class at the University of Nebraska recently studied the Omaha World-Herald's past coverage of some race-related issues. We can learn from that feedback.
OUR VIEW: It's great to be back doing what we love
As Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium's president and CEO Dennis Pate leaves us, we want to thank him for his vision and stewardship of one of our city's most precious assets.
OUR VIEW: A clean break is needed, not timid hedging that hopes he’ll go away on his own
OUR VIEW: Democracy shines while Trump and transparency tumble
If you've already cast your ballot, more power to you. But if you haven't yet, don't miss your chance at the polls on Tuesday.
Rep. Don Bacon has shown that a conservative Republican can find ways to make bipartisan progress in Congress. His re-election would give him a chance to have an even bigger impact.
While both 1st District candidates are good people with records of dedicated public service, we see Pansing Brooks as the one more likely to produce better outcomes in the areas of excessive partisanship, immigration policies; and reproductive rights.
State Sen. Carol Blood understands Nebraska government and would work well with others to find successful solutions if elected governor.
Editorial: Voting is an important right. Nebraska shouldn't make it harder by adding a photo ID requirement through Initiative 432.
Nebraskans ought to hear more from Sasse about why he is willing to quit — especially since he would leave them represented, for the next two years, by an unelected senator.
Political operatives think you're gullible. Don't buy it when they try to shift blame from their campaign blunders or their candidate’s mistakes.
Leaders need to fix problems. Kudos to the Ricketts administration for its bold effort to address Nebraska's longstanding shortage of prison staff.
Malcolm X will be officially inducted in 2024 and his bust will be displayed along with 26 others in the State Capitol.
Eighty years ago, Nebraska set the pace for the nation in launching a scrap metal drive to support the World War II effort. It's a reminder of what our state can accomplish when we work together.
The COVID-19 virus's course and evolution remain unpredictable. But this far into the pandemic, there are some safe assumptions. One of them is a fall-winter spike in cases. Colder weather's return, schools resuming and holiday gatherings contribute to the crowded indoor conditions that fuel viral spread. A look back at case counts since the pandemic's 2020 start confirms this, with ...
Truth is not always comfortable. Student journalists have the right to report on the truths that affect them and their school communities, even if district officials don’t like the subject matter. Taking offense to something is a personal choice.
What were they thinking? When an Omaha nonprofit hired someone to terrorize unwitting employees with a real-seeming active-shooter "drill" in May, it's lucky that no one was hurt or killed.
Omaha officials misjudged how much construction costs would rise when they estimated the price tag for the library changes earlier this year. But the overall effort will be good for the city.
Public ignorance and blind party loyalty are a candidate's best friend.