Sculptor Travis Apel probes the very essence of natural materials, here delving into the past, present and future, and asking how these essential building blocks affect the land, the landscape, our existence and, most importantly, how we react.
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International Day of Sign Languages
Today’s news reminds us that there are an estimated 72 million deaf people in the world: State Capitol lactation room removed, Chief Big Elk’s ancestors express excitement about a tribute and officials say the Omaha Public Library will remain public.
Correction: Reed Moore’s subject line yesterday should have stated that a Bellevue manager was in charge of DUI.
Harper’s Index Facts of the day
1. Number of US prisoners who applied for compassionate release from the Bureau of Prisons during the pandemic last year: 30,969
2. Number of these detainees whose applications were approved: 36
3. Minimum number of people who died while their applications were pending: 35
Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons
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- Officials say the omaha public library will remain publicas a result of community concerns about privatization — in particular, @Save_OPL Twitter account. Monday evening, the account tweeted that, according to documents received in a public records request, “the City of Omaha and Heritage Services have been working since at least April 2019 on a plan to privatize OPL and significantly reduce the services it provides.”
- In case you missed it: Big Elk Lake and Portal Recreation Area are now open. The ancestors of Chief Big Elk of the Omaha Tribe are excited about the tribute to Chief Big Elk.
- Brothers Bill and Emmanuel Oyet discuss dark phoenixthe brand of clothing they dreamed during quarantine.
- Summer Dawson, former daycare worker at Rosewood Academy accused of throwing a 2-year-old child against a walldoes not dispute the misconduct.
- State lawmakers still haven’t reached a cutting agreement.
- ‘This is what misogyny is’: Nebraska State Capitol the lactation room is removed and transformed into a man’s office.
- The State Department of Health and Human Services is launching its “Nebraska Needs You” suicide prevention campaign.
- Mark Brohman, outgoing executive director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust, takes on a new role as the first executive director of the Wachiska Audubon Society of Lincoln.
Collier’s new face, booming voice and next level
the musicianship is taking well to stages around the world.
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