Social Issues http://kios.org en New collaboration to address needs, achievement of young black males http://kios.org/post/new-collaboration-address-needs-achievement-young-black-males <p>A new collaboration between the city of Omaha and more than 40 organizations seeks to meet the needs of and improve conditions for young black men. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:50:47 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 47227 at http://kios.org New collaboration to address needs, achievement of young black males Summit focuses on how to respond to, stop bullying http://kios.org/post/summit-focuses-how-respond-stop-bullying <p>Students and educators from 32 schools gathered in Omaha Thursday morning to learn how to stand up against bullying. Thu, 08 May 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 46881 at http://kios.org Reports examine low-income Nebraskans' access to benefits http://kios.org/post/reports-examine-low-income-nebraskans-access-benefits <p><a href="http://www.neappleseed.org">Nebraska Appleseed</a> says about 180,000 Nebraskans receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 45185 at http://kios.org Event focuses on needs of young black women http://kios.org/post/event-focuses-needs-young-black-women <p>100 young black women will participate Friday in a conference designed to teach them important life skills. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 44649 at http://kios.org Wednesday event highlights food insecurity in Nebraska http://kios.org/post/wednesday-event-highlights-food-insecurity-nebraska <p>An estimated one in seven Nebraskans are food insecure—meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:21:08 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 43101 at http://kios.org Wednesday event highlights food insecurity in Nebraska Inclusive Communities takes over Omaha Table Talk program http://kios.org/post/inclusive-communities-takes-over-omaha-table-talk-program <p>Omaha's Table Talk programs are returning, as part of Inclusive Communities.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:44:48 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 42732 at http://kios.org VA, HUD conduct point-in-time count of homeless veterans http://kios.org/post/va-hud-conduct-point-time-count-homeless-veterans <p>The Omaha VA is awaiting results of a point-in-time count of homeless veterans. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:32:36 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 42509 at http://kios.org Sarpy County extends benefits for same-sex couples http://kios.org/post/sarpy-county-extends-benefits-same-sex-couples <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Sarpy County commissioners have decided to extend health insurance benefits to spouses of gay county employees who have legally married in another state but live in Nebraska. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:18:06 +0000 Associated Press 42179 at http://kios.org MCC hosts documentary, discussion on life and murder of Emmett Till http://kios.org/post/mcc-hosts-documentary-discussion-life-and-murder-emmett-till <p>A documentary showing Thursday in Omaha explores the life and murder of Emmett Till, and the struggle for justice following his death. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 40041 at http://kios.org Harkin: it's time for Congress to pass ENDA http://kios.org/post/harkin-its-time-congress-pass-enda <p>The U.S. Senate Thursday afternoon passed a measure banning employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:10:56 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 38536 at http://kios.org Harkin: it's time for Congress to pass ENDA