Omaha has a growing cycling community and the city is well on its way to making its streets safer for cyclists. Omaha has the potential to be a bike-friendly city.
In hindsight of the horrific events that transpired in Aurora, Colo. and other acts of gun violence, there should be greater federal restriction on the types of firearms citizens are allowed to purchase.
This year's presidential campaign season is reaching a fever pitch as President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to ramp up their attack strategies. Obama continues to criticize Romney as a crooked capitalist and a friend of the wealthy, using his influence with Bain Capital and big business to make millions at the expense of the middle class. Romney, for his part, has responded by criticizing just about everything there is to the Obama administration, from taxes and jobs to foreign policy, border security, education and social issues.
I can't say I've never been tempted by one of those cutting-edge e-readers. I suppose I'm just old-fashioned. I prefer my books on paper and without batteries or chargers.
With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.
Newspaper sales have taken a one-two punch in recent years, first from the Internet and then from the widespread availability of tablets and other mobile technology. Local newspapers have been hit especially hard, as many don't have the resources to develop quality web sites and mobile apps. Many are wondering if this could be the death of local news as we know it, and I'm here to tell you it is.