Chris Burbach covers the Douglas County Board, Planning Board and other local government bodies, as well as local neighborhood issues. Follow him on Twitter @chrisburbach. Phone: 402-444-1057.
A police group wants to renovate trails and add youth sports programs in two South Omaha city parks that have long been marred by trash and prostitution.
Dunning, 71, told County Board members last week of his intentions, and officially notified the Douglas County Clerk's office and told his staff Wednesday morning.
Do you want to ensure that your early ballot is counted? It's too late to mail. Instead, take it to an official drop box or your county election commission.
In 1891, a white mob lynched a Black man in downtown Omaha. On Friday, people seeking racial justice and reconciliation will commemorate the event.
Don't be discouraged if you see people lined up outside the Douglas County election office. Officials say the early voting lines move quickly.
At least two new Douglas County Board members will be elected next month; major campaign issues include county spending and juvenile justice.
County Board members passed a resolution supporting Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine in the wake of Democratic criticism that caused him to switch parties.
“Ladies and gentlemen, vote Nov. 3 like your life depended on it, because it does,” Omaha City Councilman Ben Gray told about 50 people gathered beside an outdoor mural at 24th and Lake Streets.
Dan Esch, a Democrat, has been Douglas County Clerk for five years. Scott Peterson, a Republican, is a businessman and former head of the county party.