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Nebraska public employee salaries

Search the salaries of 12,964 employees at 10 public agencies in Nebraska.

Nebraska inmates released early

The Nebraska Department of Corrections miscalculated release dates for hundreds of inmates since 1995, resulting in prisoners being set free ahead of schedule. Some 306 already have been released. Another 567 current inmates had their release dates recalculated in the wake of a World-Herald investigation into the errors — extending their stays in prison.

Quick Hits

Small bits of awesome from The World-Herald Sports department

Crime and Courts

Omaha homicide map

Map showing locations of recent homicides in Omaha, details about the crime and information about each victim.

Omaha Crime Report

Tracking the latest crimes reported in your neighborhood so you can stay safe. Updated daily.

  • Nebraska inmates released early

    The Nebraska Department of Corrections miscalculated release dates for hundreds of inmates since 1995, resulting in prisoners being set free ahead of schedule. Some 306 already have been released. Another 567 current inmates had their release dates recalculated in the wake of a World-Herald investigation into the errors — extending their stays in prison.

  • Military surplus equipment database

    Thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country receive surplus military equipment under the Pentagon's 1033 program. That includes 179 agencies in Nebraska and Iowa, which collectively hold 1,890 surplus items — including assault rifles, night vision sets and armored trucks.

Economy and business

Douglas County restaurant inspections

Browse a map of Douglas County restaurant inspections from 2014. The map includes the county's rating and date of review for more than 2,500 local restaurants.

Health, population and demographics

  • Medicare payments to Nebraska doctors

    Twenty-five Nebraska physicians received at least $1 million in Medicare payments in 2012, and a Hastings eye specialist took in nine times that amount, according to federal data. Find out how much your provider got paid.

Miscellaneous

  • Holiday lights map

    We're putting together a list of the best holiday lights in town. Search locations by address or zip code to find ones near you or add your own!

  • Panorama photos

    Explore massive panorama images from the 2013 College World Series and other local events. Spot details and friends from across the stadium!

Politics and government

2012 Douglas County election precincts

With fewer voting sites, about half of Douglas County voters will have longer trips to the polls this year, according to a World-Herald analysis. The typical voter will travel just under six-tenths of a mile — up about two blocks from 2010.

Interactive documents

Read and comment on an ongoing collection of documents in the news. Some documents contain annotations to explain complex language or add context.

Nebraska public employee salaries

Search the salaries of 12,964 employees at 10 public agencies in Nebraska.

  • Douglas County suppliers list

    Douglas County Paid Supplier Report shows purchases made by the county from January 01, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

Real estate and property valuations

Curbwise.com

Curbwise.com is the one-stop shop for the latest on real estate in Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster Counties. See the latest housing sales and check valuations and property information for your house and others nearby.

Schools and Education

  • University of Nebraska employee vehicle and membership gifts

    Fifty staffers, from the university’s top leadership down to assistant coaches, get their memberships to country clubs, golf clubs or health clubs paid for by the University of Nebraska Foundation. Eighty get cars, collectively valued at $2.25 million and ranging from economical sedans to luxury SUVs, donated through college-affiliated nonprofits. While a few staffers took one or the other, a majority of them get both.

Sports

College World Series: Through the years

Our growing home for historical information about past NCAA baseball championships, which have been played in Omaha since 1950. Read about every year, every team and every game played in the CWS.

Nebraska 100

A panel of sports experts selected the 100 greatest athletes in Nebraska history.

Doug McDermott awards and scoring chart

A look at the points scored, awards earned, lists climbed and games played during Doug McDermott's Creighton career.

  • Nebraska holes in one and course records

    This database shows holes in one and course records officially reported by golf courses to The Omaha World-Herald. Recent holes in one are added as we get them, and we're combing the archives to add aces from the past.

  • Quick Hits

    Small bits of awesome from The World-Herald Sports department

  • Big Ten football recruits

    Our database of Big Ten football recruits from 2002 to 2011. Sort and filter the map to show players from a specific team, recruiting class, state or hometown to see which areas and schools are hotbeds for football talent and which teams have recruited specific areas to their advantage.

  • Big Red Bracket

    The Blackshirts. The walk-on program. The tunnel walk. The Fumbleroosky. Nebraska fans relish countless moments and traditions. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Bob Devaney's arrival at Nebraska, the World-Herald is on a mission to see which memories Husker fans cherish most.

  • Doug McDermott shot chart, 2011-2012

    The World-Herald broke down and charted all 480 of Doug McDermott’s shots in the 2011-2012 season. Where did he score? How often did he use the backboard? Now you can find out.

  • 2012 Husker turnovers: A slippery slope

    Bo Pelini has coached 68 games at Nebraska. When NU’s turnover margin is positive or even, the Huskers are 35-2. When they lose the turnover battle, they’re 13-18. Why hasn’t Nebraska joined the nation’s elite? More than anything, it’s turnovers.

  • Husker football gameday

    Every gameday, the World-Herald picks the team with the upper hand and predicts the final outcome. In 2013, we invited fans to do the same.

  • All Smiles with Tim Miles

    Photos and story on Husker Basketball coach Tim Miles' propensity to get in front of the camera with fans.

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