Social Issues

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students has launched a campaign to raise awareness about beer sales in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town on the border of an officially dry South Dakota Indian reservation.

The new president of Creighton University says the school’s commitment to the humanities can meet the needs of a changing world.

Siena/Francis House

Omaha’s Siena/Francis House plans to expand its shelters and add new facilities as part of a human services campus.

A new report says 18 percent of Nebraska children live in poverty, and 37,000 live in high-poverty neighborhoods.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness says 58 million American adults live with depression or anxiety.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A gay teacher whose Omaha Catholic school contract is not being renewed has found a new job.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has deferred arguments and a decision on four same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue.

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.

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.

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.