KIOS News http://kios.org en Experts: Nebraska should look deeper at incentives http://kios.org/post/experts-nebraska-should-look-deeper-incentives <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;"><p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two tax policy experts say Nebraska needs to look beyond jobs and wages when studying whether the state's tax incentives actually work.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:17:29 +0000 Associated Press 50728 at http://kios.org American Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed http://kios.org/post/american-red-cross-says-blood-donations-urgently-needed <p>The American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50713 at http://kios.org Insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5M in refunds http://kios.org/post/insurers-owe-nebraskans-more-15m-refunds <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government says insurers owe Nebraskans more than $1.5 million in refunds because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:23:07 +0000 Associated Press 50716 at http://kios.org Drivers repeatedly slam into Council Bluffs bridge http://kios.org/post/drivers-repeatedly-slam-council-bluffs-bridge <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A low bridge in Council Bluffs is proving challenging to motorists. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Associated Press 50705 at http://kios.org Nebraska group forms to develop state workforce http://kios.org/post/nebraska-group-forms-develop-state-workforce <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new group has formed to connect Nebraska educators with the state's business community. The goal: Better prepare the state's students for their careers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:09:44 +0000 Associated Press 50704 at http://kios.org We Always Lie to Strangers to screen at Film Streams in August http://kios.org/post/we-always-lie-strangers-screen-film-streams-august <p>WE ALWAYS LIE TO STRANGERS is a documentary film by David Wilson.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 50670 at http://kios.org We Always Lie to Strangers to screen at Film Streams in August Report looks at number of pre-baccalaureate health care workers in Omaha metro http://kios.org/post/report-looks-number-pre-baccalaureate-health-care-workers-omaha-metro <p>A <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2014/07/healthworkforce/Healthcare%20Workers%20Embargo.pdf">new report</a> says 44 percent of the Omaha metro area’s health care workforce doesn’t have a bachelors’ degree. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50667 at http://kios.org Omaha creates land bank for vacant property http://kios.org/post/omaha-creates-land-bank-vacant-property <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The city of Omaha has created a municipal land bank to help clean up vacant and dilapidated houses. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:05:02 +0000 Associated Press 50646 at http://kios.org Nebraska education officials scrap test scores http://kios.org/post/nebraska-education-officials-scrap-test-scores <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:03:52 +0000 Associated Press 50645 at http://kios.org Nebraska a great state for kids http://kios.org/post/nebraska-great-state-kids <p>The Annie E. Casey Foundation <a href="http://www.datacenter.kidscount.org">National Kids Count Data Book</a> was released yesterday, and it shows more children live in poverty now than in 2005.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 50618 at http://kios.org Nebraska a great state for kids