Guide to Summer Stargazing around Lincoln

Branched Oak Observatory may not be open every evening or weekend, but they aim to open twice per month. Most of their events are called “Star Parties,” and are typically held around the new moon to allow for optimal viewing of galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, and other objects in the night sky.

2021-07-13T14:11:06-05:00July 7th, 2021|News|

Star City Pride to Host Their First In-Person Pride Parade

This Saturday, June 19, Star City Pride will be hosting their first ever in-person Pride Parade. The Star City Pride Festival will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday at Matt Lot on 8th and S Streets and will continue into Saturday following the morning parade. The weekend will feature 50+ vendors, interactive events, speakers, and entertainers.

2021-07-13T14:11:44-05:00June 17th, 2021|News|

Sunken Gardens 2021 “Ruby Slippers” Theme A Reminder There’s No Place Like Lincoln

Over the weekend, more than 60 volunteers helped install the annuals at Sunken Gardens for their Wake Up The Beds event. This year’s “Ruby Slippers” theme harkens back to the original intent of the gardens when it was created in the midst of the Depression: to provide something beautiful to the city of Lincoln in uncertain times, and to remind the community that there’s no place like home.

2021-06-11T12:34:13-05:00May 19th, 2021|News|

Give to Lincoln Day Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The first Give To Lincoln Day exceeded all expectations. With just a little over 100 nonprofits participating in 2011, they reached their quiet goal of $1 million. Since then, the event has steadily grown. In 2020, a record $7 million was raised in the community from about 28,000 donations.

2021-05-27T14:16:04-05:00May 14th, 2021|News|

Police Reform Bill Considered by Nebraska Legislature

The bill sets a base level of expectations for the accreditation of individual law enforcement agencies across the state. Some larger agencies already meet or exceed many of these newly proposed requirements. The legislation requires that a set amount of hours be dedicated to areas relating to de-escalation training, anti-bias training, and substance abuse training for both annual continuing education and initial officer certification.

2021-05-19T15:03:07-05:00May 5th, 2021|News|

Nebraska Bill Introduced to Create 988 Mental Health Hotline Task Force

In the face of the pandemic, mental health deterioration as a result of financial hardship, social isolation, healthcare-related anxiety, and the general stress of dealing with uncertainty has remained a national concern. In response to the staggering need for public mental health support, Nebraska recently introduced LB247, a bill to create a 3-digit Mental Health Crisis Hotline Task Force.

2021-04-13T12:24:01-05:00April 6th, 2021|News|
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