Omaha World-Herald: Officials apologize to OPS for busing problems, promise to improve

Board members pressed Student Transportation of America and OPS employees to improve communication with families, especially those whose routes still don’t have a driver.

“Those parents still don’t know if those buses are coming tomorrow morning,” board member Tony Vargas said.


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Omaha World-Herald: Passions flare as OPS board considers policies regarding transgender students

“Our job is to have uncomfortable conversations that result in safe, welcoming environments for our students,” said board member Tony Vargas.


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KVNO: Two Democrats in District 7 Race

In the May primaries, Tony Vargas won 44 percent of the vote in District 7, making him the heavy favorite against John Synowiecki, who garnered 28 percent of the vote.

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Lincoln Journal Star: Tony Vargas may be Nebraska's Latino legislative voice

Big year for Tony Vargas.

He's getting married July 9 and he may be standing at the threshold of becoming the only Latino member of the Nebraska Legislature in January.

That's still up to the voters in his multi-layered but heavily Latino legislative district to decide in November, but Vargas emerged from the primary election at the head of a three-candidate pack.

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AP, Divided America: Minorities missing in many state legislatures

Tony Vargas, candidate for the Nebraska legislature, accompanied by his fiancee Lauren Micek, center, campaigns in a shop in Omaha, Neb., Sunday. While campaigning in the heavily Latino neighborhoods of south Omaha, Vargas, whose parents came from Peru, has talked with numerous people afraid to participate in democracy. Though Hispanics now make up 10 percent of Nebraska’s population, there is not a single Latino lawmaker in its Legislature.

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Tony Vargas in The Reader

Have you seen the May 2016 edition of The Reader? Check out this story about the Primary Race in Legislative District 7 >>>

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KMTV: Campaigning part of conversation at celebration

"I want to make sure that South Omaha and downtown has a representative that's constantly fighting for equality and people who don't have a voice," said Tony Vargas, a candidate for District seven in Nebraska.

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Vargas Stands Up for South Omaha

"I want to make sure that South Omaha and downtown have a representative that is constantly fighting for equality and for people that don't have a voice," said Tony Vargas [Candidate for Legislature in District 7].

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Carpenters and Millwrights Endorse Vargas


Omaha, Neb. -- The Carpenters Union representing Locals 427 and 1306 and Millwrights Union Local 1463 have announced they are endorsing Tony Vargas for Legislature in District 7, the neighborhoods of downtown and South Omaha. 

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