Katie Knapp Schubert http://kios.org en 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 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 More police, property tax decrease included in Omaha's 2015 budget http://kios.org/post/more-police-property-tax-decrease-included-omahas-2015-budget <p>Omaha’s 2015 proposed budget includes a 2 percent property tax decrease. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50586 at http://kios.org More police, property tax decrease included in Omaha's 2015 budget Democrat Jack Hatch has $183,000 in campaign fund http://kios.org/post/democrat-jack-hatch-has-183000-campaign-fund <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Jack Hatch has just $183,000 in the bank for his campaign for governor, putting him at an extreme disadvantage against Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, who has amassed $4 million. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:15:39 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50575 at http://kios.org Cooling centers open in Omaha metro area http://kios.org/post/cooling-centers-open-omaha-metro-area <p>The Salvation Army has four cooling centers open in the Omaha metro area. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:51 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50521 at http://kios.org Small business loans on the rise in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/small-business-loans-rise-nebraska <p>The Small Business Administration says loans to small businesses in Nebraska are up almost 13 percent from last year. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:43:56 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50518 at http://kios.org After sequestration, Offutt Air Show returns http://kios.org/post/after-sequestration-offutt-air-show-returns <p>Offutt Air Force Base hosts its annual air show this weekend. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50420 at http://kios.org Chikungunya case confirmed in Douglas County http://kios.org/post/chikungunya-case-confirmed-douglas-county <p>Douglas County has its first confirmed case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:09:42 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50412 at http://kios.org OPS looks to possible $682 million bond issue for facilities http://kios.org/post/ops-looks-possible-682-million-bond-issue-facilities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">OPS is looking at a $682 million bond issue for critical infrastructure work, upgrades, and new schools.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50371 at http://kios.org Harkin: U.S. should be a safe place for immigrant children http://kios.org/post/harkin-us-should-be-safe-place-immigrant-children <p>U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa says his state should be a safe place for children entering the country illegally.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:43:10 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 50369 at http://kios.org