Social Issues

2:57 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Gay man ousted from Catholic school may have little recourse

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract will not be renewed because of his same-sex relationship say the school is discriminating against him based on his sexual orientation.

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7:57 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Online petition seeks to save job of gay speech teacher

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Students, parents and alumni of an Omaha Catholic high school have signed an online petition calling for the school to reverse its decision to fire a teacher over his same-sex relationship.

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9:03 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Judge grants class-action status to Nebraska SNAP lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Nebraska consistently failed to process food-benefit applications and renewals in a timely manner.

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9:12 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Creighton University to offer same-sex benefits

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton University will soon begin offering health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop.

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8:15 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Three-year program to address health disparities in Omaha's African-American community

Creighton University and four community partners have received a grant for programs to reduce health disparities in Omaha's African-American community.

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3:14 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Northwest High School, UNO students mark 9/11 anniversary with anti-bias event

A group of Northwest High School and UNO students will mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with an event about understanding differences.

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12:50 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

New collaboration to address needs, achievement of young black males

Leon Andrews of the National League of Cities speaks Thursday in Omaha about initiatives to improve outcomes for young black males.
Credit Katie Knapp Schubert / KIOS-FM

A new collaboration between the city of Omaha and more than 40 organizations seeks to meet the needs of and improve conditions for young black men.

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1:27 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Summit focuses on how to respond to, stop bullying

Students and educators from 32 schools gathered in Omaha Thursday morning to learn how to stand up against bullying.

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4:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Reports examine low-income Nebraskans' access to benefits

Nebraska Appleseed says about 180,000 Nebraskans receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits.

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2:30 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Event focuses on needs of young black women

100 young black women will participate Friday in a conference designed to teach them important life skills.

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