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“Sound of Metal” is simple yet brilliant in its execution of character development. The film is Ruben’s story, but I applaud the filmmakers for creating multi-dimensional supporting characters, too. Within the first 10 minutes, we get the sense that Ruben (Riz Ahmed) has helped his girlfrien… Read more

Another picture in the Hastings Tribune of the Hastings Utilities turbine and boiler room?

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Let’s be honest. Most of my readers aren’t going to see “Mortal Kombat.” Perhaps you aren’t interested because you don’t connect to the game franchise, or maybe you know enough to know that the bloody violence will be overwhelming. That said, perhaps you are a diehard fan, and I shouldn’t be…

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Do you remember George Burns and Gracie Allen?

“Minari” is essentially critic proof. Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung’s film is well written, well shot, and well edited. Every scene is purposeful and further develops this tale of a Korean family starting a farm in 1980s Arkansas. It’s honestly as perfect as a film can be, so it’s hard to …

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In response to the “Do Your Part and Roll Up Your Sleeve” (Voice of the People, April 14), I would say open your mouth and the politically motivated experts will shove some more tripe down your throat.

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This is in reference to the letter April 16 in Voice of the People:

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A week ago, I ran into a young lady seeking signatures for a petition regarding the St. Joseph Street/16th Street overpass.

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All Americans agree that we as a nation should prosper and, in the process, preserve the constitution and our God-given rights, liberties and justice for all, right?

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I didn't always agree with President Donald Trump, but always knew where he and Vice President Mike Pence were and what they were doing for our country.

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In reference to the column by Gov. Pete Ricketts (Hastings Tribune, April 8), please know there are persons in this state who support many of the things Gov. Ricketts criticizes President Biden for doing.

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My faith in humanity was restored while reading the story about a young and certainly exceptional man’s concern in the disposal of our great American flag (Hastings Tribune, April 12).

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The Hastings Adult Sex Ed Committee unanimously endorses the proposed Nebraska Health Education Standards.

I have been waiting for comment about a recent news story in the Hastings Tribune that some on the City Council consider it a “popular option” to move the current city offices to the Hastings Utilities North Denver Station.

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Over the past seven weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to vaccinate people at Hastings Family Care, Allen’s and the Adam’s County Fairgrounds.

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I am writing as a point of needed clarification.

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Thank you, Dick Kleiber, for your letter Tuesday, March 30, in Voice of the People that “it is time to ban semi-automatic weapons with large capacity magazine.”

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In response to Bob Lippstreu’s snide comment March 17 in Voice of the People about the “illegitmate” Biden Administration’s generous $1,400 stimulus payment, here is something to consider:

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Another mass shooting. This time 10 people were killed at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.

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It is in the public record that the city placed advance warning signs correctly and that motorists would not encounter becoming lost because of the closing of the Osborne Drive East/16th Street viaduct.

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I have a particular personal interest in the current state and the eventual fate of the Osborne Drive East/16th Street viaduct and its adjacent North Hastings neighborhood.

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I am writing to show my gratitude to the workers at our nearby schools, especially Hastings Middle School, where I attend school, for how they have dealt with school while we are fighting the coronavirus.

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I was amused by the letter from a gentleman who advocated for Republicans to return the “stimulus check” just sent out by the federal government.

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There is a crisis at the border even though the Biden administration won’t admit it.

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In regard to Bob Lippstreu’s letter March 17 to Voice of the People:

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In response to Ray Perkins’ letter on March 22 to Voice of the People:

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For the last several years we’ve all heard to spend your money locally, but this must not apply to the Hastings City Council.

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In response to Bob Lippstreu’s letter to Voice of the People on March 17:

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Having family in and around Hastings, I found one article in the March 5 Hastings Tribune particularly interesting: “Ricketts sees return to normal by second half of this year.”

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In response to Bob Lippstreu’s letter to Voice of the People on March 17:

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Surely dedicated Republicans who voted for and share the principles and beliefs of Donald Trump will refuse to accept the COVID-19 relief money from the illegitimate Biden administration.

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President Joe Biden is going to the far left.

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It is probably just a coincidence that gasoline was $2.05 before the first of the year but it cost $2.65 on March 1.

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My wife showed me a cartoon Tuesday showing an older lady facing a brick wall and saying, “I guess no one cares about old people.”

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Like everyone else, I am sick and tired of the Covid-19 pandemic and its claim on my life these past 12 months.

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Hastings City Council member Shawn Hartmann was the sole dissenter when it came time to vote on the amended mask mandate last week.

Sometimes movies sneak up on us. They reach their emotional climaxes, and we are left wiping away tears. “Nomadland” is a perfect example of this. I was engaged by the plot all along, but I didn’t realize how emotionally invested I was until a scene between two people talking about grief.

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They ooh and aah what President Joe Biden and his family are doing but that never happened with former President Donald Trump and his family.

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Nebraskans have been sickened and lost loved ones by COVID-19.

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Malcolm X once said, “You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does or says it.”

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I’ve been excited for “Judas and the Black Messiah” since the first trailer premiered on Aug. 6, 2020. The powerful performances and heightened tension in the trailer made me want to see the movie immediately, and I shared it with everyone I knew. Unfortunately, I had to wait six months. Tha…

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We live in the most wonderful country in the world.

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Isn’t it wonderful that each of the people who voted for our new president has offered to take into their home one of the 1.5 million illegals that he is inviting to our country.

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Are you getting sick of the Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C) commercials?

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The Grand Island City Council voted Tuesday night to not extend the mask ordinance that was approved in November.

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