Housing and Community

UNL Professor Evicts Tenants in Canada

By: RenovictionsTO UNL Associate Professor of Architecture Sarah Deyong is evicting tenants living in a low-rise apartment building she owns with her brother in Toronto, Canada. Late last year, Deyong issued eviction notices to several long-time residents of the building and targeted two tenants with ‘renoviction’. There are several vacant apartments in the building, but […]

LPD The Patriarchy

Yet Another Apparent Retaliation in LPD: Officer Sara Khalil

Lincoln Police Department Officer Sara Khalil was, according to anonymous sources close to the case, recently fired from LPD. Khalil’s termination is the latest in what appears to be a string of retaliatory punishments inflicted on LPD employees who have spoken about sexual or racial misconduct in the force. Sarah Williams, Angela Sands, Erin Spilker, […]

Education LGBTQA+ Published

The People Behind the Anti-LGBTQ Propaganda “The Mind Polluters”

At the meeting of the Lincoln Public Schools Board of Education on February 22, 2022, a few citizens participated in public comments on a variety of topics.  During their remarks, several public commenters promoted “The Mind Polluters,” which they described as a powerful investigative documentary that outlines the harm happening to children in public schools.  […]

Creep of Fascism Education LGBTQA+

Keep it up – Clearing the Pollution One Site at a Time

We asked and you responded and the hate group’s feelings are super hurt. And we couldn’t be more thrilled. Last weekend, we asked you to start making some phone calls and emails to shut down the bigoted, anti-gay, anti-trans, anti-human garbage that is The Mind Polluters. So far, we have crossed a few off of […]

Creeping Fascism Education LGBTQA+

Call to Action: Stop the Real “Mind Polluters”

It should come as no surprise to regular readers, or hell, anyone who hasn’t had their head stuck in the sand for the last two years that a bunch of really terrible people are trying to take over our public schools. We have reported on the extremist, Kirk Penner, that was recently appointed to the […]


Gun at Lincoln Public Schools Part 2

On February 4th, 2022, a man brought a gun into Lincoln Public Schools. I wrote about this the next day and included a police report showing that the man was not charged, and the gun was not confiscated and destroyed as state law seems to require. Since then, I have been in communication with Joe […]


LB 939: Screwing us all to feed the rich

The state legislature is preparing to debate and vote on LB 939, the latest bill designed to steal from the poor to feed the rich.  How many times will we fall for this scam?  The Nebraska GOP is pulling out one of its most classic plays in LB939, because it just keeps working.  The same […]

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Another LPD Cop Fired After Opposing Rape Culture

In 2021, Officer Luke Bonkiewicz implored Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird’s office to select a police chief who would clean up Lincoln Police Department’s toxicity. Instead, he appears to be the latest victim of it.

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Full Text of Officer Luke Bonkiewicz’s 2021 Email to Mayor Gaylor Baird’s Chief of Staff

From: Luke Bonkiewicz <>Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:32:34 PMTo: Jennifer J. Brinkman <>Subject: Sexual harassment, sexual assaults, and LPD’s next police chief Ms. Brinkman- I understand the mayor is soliciting feedback from LPD officers regarding the next chief of police. I would like the members of the search committee to read the below email as they consider potential […]

The Pod

E72: Meet Ann Hunter-Pirtle

We were lucky enough to get Ann Hunter-Pirtle on the pod before she moves away from Nebraska! She is a Lincoln, Nebraska native and a proud graduate of Lincoln Public Schools and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, from which she holds a BA in Political Science and French and an MS in Agricultural Economics. She has […]