Pete Festersen was elected council president, and Vinny Palermo will serve as vice president.
Pete Festersen will serve as council president and Vinny Palermo will serve as vice president.
The updated election results included about 9,000 previously unreported ballots. Most of them were by-mail ballots turned in Tuesday, and a few hundred were provisional ballots.
Most incumbents appeared to fare well Tuesday night, although one longtime councilman was in danger of losing his seat.
Political newcomer Juanita Johnson was poised to defeat longtime incumbent Ben Gray for the Omaha City Council race to represent northeast Omaha, based on partial results Tuesday night.
Whatever your choices, let's have a strong voter turnout for this general election.
Our endorsements for the other City Council contests are for Festersen, Watkins, Harding and Kohen.
Becky Barrientos-Patlan is vying for her first elected office in a bid to unseat first-term incumbent Vinny Palermo in the May 11 general election.
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for a new fire station in South Omaha that will be replacing the city's oldest fire station.
Voters in Tuesday's primary chose two candidates in each district for the May 11 general election. In North Omaha's District 2, the race to challenge Ben Gray remained tight.
Vinny Palermo is seeking his second term on the council. His challengers are neighborhood advocate Becky Barrientos-Patlan, software engineer Ben Cass and middle school teacher Sarah Smolen.
Mayoral candidate RJ Neary has been endorsed by some of Omaha's established Democrats, including current council members Ben Gray, Vinny Palermo and Chris Jerram, as well as three former mayors.
An amendment by council members Aimee Melton and Brinker Harding, to raise the mandate's age requirement from age 5 to 12, failed on a 5-2 vote.
The council is expected to vote at its 2 p.m. meeting Tuesday on whether to extend the mask mandate to May 25.
Voters have a duty to deliberate carefully and make sound judgments when choosing candidates to serve on the City Council. That obligation applies to the council itself when it must fill a vacancy.
Colleen Brennan also penned an essay on race in which she said White people want to know "why African Americans don’t stop the adoration of gangs, crime and violence when they are the disproportionate victims of it."
Sarah Smolen, a public school teacher, is challenging Councilman Vinny Palermo for the District 4 Omaha City Council seat.
Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo has drawn at least one challenger for his seat representing South Omaha.
The Greater Omaha Chamber offered its support Friday for extending Omaha's mask mandate as the City Council nears a vote that would push the p…
The Omaha City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on extending the city's mask requirement to Nov. 24.
One week before the finalists for the Bellevue police chief job were publicly announced in July, Omaha City Councilman Vinny Palermo wrote a r…
The Omaha City Council member's failure to pay his taxes were willful, his plea agreement acknowledges.