Woodmen request would take nearly M in valuation from tax rolls

Woodmen request would take nearly $40M in valuation from tax rolls
Woodmen paid more than $1 million in property taxes on three properties – Woodmen Tower, a Woodmen building on 18th Street and a parking structure on 19th Street – in 2013.

Engineering student harnesses girl power, starts engineering-science club at Gomez Elementary
Engineering student harnesses girl power, starts engineering-science club at Gomez Elementary
Shay Valentine started the Girl Power! club in January to expose girls to engineering and science at an early age. When the club was announced, nearly 40 girls signed up for 20 slots.

Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges
Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges
The 73-year-old Vietnam War veteran from southwest Missouri founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in his native North Carolina and later the White Patriot Party.

Tommy Lee Jones made a Nebraska western, and here's the trailer
Tommy Lee Jones made a Nebraska western, and here's the trailer
"The Homesman," an upcoming western from writer/director/actor Tommy Lee Jones, looks like something close to a sure thing.

World-Herald editorial: Land bank a sound idea
How bad is Omaha’s problem with vacant and abandoned housing? The city lists more than 3,600 sites as “unfit and unsafe,” with more than 770 houses on the demolition list.

Caterer's move to downtown Omaha warehouse means new jobs, event center
Caterer's move to downtown Omaha warehouse means new jobs, event center
Relocating from central Omaha to a renovated downtown space will give the 12-year-old Catering Creations company 10 times more room.

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary
Boston police Commissioner Williams Evans said the anniversary was an emotional day that brought back “some terrible memories.”

3rd District House race: Tom Brewer battle-scarred but still itching for the front lines
3rd District House race: Tom Brewer battle-scarred but still itching for the front lines
The decorated Army Ranger says he's ready to use his experience to "force real change" from Congress.

Nebraska family and town depicted on the big screen in 'Heaven is for Real'
Nebraska family and town depicted on the big screen in 'Heaven is for Real'
Imperial family feels Colton’s inspirational story got heaven-sent production and reverential handling

The Public Pulse, April 15
Candidates running short on new ideas

April 15
Our suggestions for what to do today.

City, school splitting costs of field upgrade
City, school splitting costs of field upgrade
America’s pastime may be priceless, but maintaining the field on which it is played will cost the City of Springfield and Springfield Platteview Community Schools $4,120 each.

Arnold selected to Youth Council
Arnold selected to Youth Council
Patrick Arnold, a freshman at Gretna High School, was picked by Gov. Dave Heineman to be one of 25 members of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council last year.

Cornerstone Christian students see progress, hope in Haiti
Cornerstone Christian students  see progress, hope in Haiti
More than four years have passed since devastation hit the country of Haiti in the form of a deadly earthquake, claiming the lives of more than 300,000 people and leaving countless people homeless.

Missing 3-year-old boy found in claw machine at Lincoln bowling alley
He was uninjured and playing happily with the stuffed animals in the machine.

Court upholds EPA emission standards
In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up mercury, lead, arsenic and other dangerous air pollutants.

Two Husker games get prime-time TV slot
Two Husker games get prime-time TV slot
Nebraska's 2014 games against Miami and Michigan State will be televised in prime time on the ESPN family of networks, the Big Ten and ESPN/ABC announced Tuesday.

Vet without leg to run Boston Marathon in honor of bombing victims
Vet without leg to run Boston Marathon in honor of bombing victims
Doctors had told Edward Lychik if he walked again, it would be on crutches. Yet, the Army veteran will run the Boston Marathon on April 21.

Trudy Rubin: Afghan elections are encouraging
Trudy Rubin: Afghan elections are encouraging
When Afghans went to the polls on April 5 to elect a new president, Afghan social- media enthusiasts sent out some incredible photos of female voters.

Norfolk man restoring Johnny Carson's childhood home
Norfolk man restoring Johnny Carson's childhood home
It’s been a long time since Johnny Carson slept in the tiny upstairs room in the modest little house at 306 S. 13th St. in Norfolk.
Carson was born in Iowa and moved to Norfolk with his family in the 1930s. They lived in at least one other house in Norfolk before moving into to the white, wood-frame structure on 13th Street.
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