General News http://kios.org en 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 Broadway Bound http://kios.org/post/broadway-bound <p>Students from Omaha, Papillion, Bellevue, Lincoln, Grand Island and southwest Iowa are participating in Omaha Performing Arts’ <a href="http://www.mybroadwaydreams.com/tickets">Broadway Intensive </a>this week.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 50536 at http://kios.org Broadway Bound US Senator Mike Johanns says vets deserve a choice http://kios.org/post/us-senator-mike-johanns-says-vets-deserve-choice <p>US Senator Mike Johanns says our veterans are in need of serious improvements in the ways they access the healthcare they’ve earned. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:44:29 +0000 Cheril Lee 50535 at http://kios.org US Senator Mike Johanns says vets deserve a choice Advocates: Immigrant child dispute could hurt GOP http://kios.org/post/advocates-immigrant-child-dispute-could-hurt-gop <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for the unaccompanied immigrant children who were placed in Nebraska are warning that Gov. Dave Heineman's recent comments about the situation could hurt the Republican Party's efforts to win Hispanic voters. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:17:32 +0000 Associated Press 50451 at http://kios.org Nebraska seeks info on immigrant children set here http://kios.org/post/nebraska-seeks-info-immigrant-children-set-here <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's governor and most of its congressional delegation have asked federal officials for information about more than 200 unaccompanied immigrant children who have been placed with relatives or sponsors in Nebraska. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:37:23 +0000 Associated Press 50246 at http://kios.org US Senator Mike Johanns Talks Reimbursement for Ag Producers http://kios.org/post/us-senator-mike-johanns-talks-reimbursement-ag-producers <p>The severe weather in Nebraska the week of July 4<sup>th</sup> caused substantial damage to some ag producers' operations and in some cases, also caused cattle losses.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 50116 at http://kios.org US Senator Mike Johanns Talks Reimbursement for Ag Producers USDA lowers corn harvest estimate, raises soybeans http://kios.org/post/usda-lowers-corn-harvest-estimate-raises-soybeans <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers will bring in less corn than projected earlier this year, but that the soybean harvest could set a record. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:28:12 +0000 Associated Press 50101 at http://kios.org Court ruling favors power district over irrigators http://kios.org/post/court-ruling-favors-power-district-over-irrigators <p>OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld a decision favoring a public power district's right to water over those of farmers and ranchers along northern Nebraska's Niobrara River. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:22:55 +0000 Associated Press 50099 at http://kios.org Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day Set for Saturday http://kios.org/post/metro-area-fireworksgun-amnesty-day-set-saturday <p>This Saturday, the Omaha Police Department will hold a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day from 9:00 until 3:00.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 50005 at http://kios.org Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day Set for Saturday The VNA Hosts Cooking Matters at the Store on Saturday http://kios.org/post/vna-hosts-cooking-matters-store-saturday <p>Learning how to buy healthy food at the store while still maintaining your budget is the focus of a program the VNA is holding this Saturday.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 49948 at http://kios.org The VNA Hosts Cooking Matters at the Store on Saturday