General News http://kios.org en 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 US Army Corps of Engineers Discusses Calendar Year Runoff Forecast http://kios.org/post/us-army-corps-engineers-discusses-calendar-year-runoff-forecast <p>The 2014 Missouri River calendar year runoff forecast for July 1<sup>st</sup> is 131% of normal above Sioux City and Gavins Point.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 49879 at http://kios.org US Army Corps of Engineers Discusses Calendar Year Runoff Forecast NE Data Conference Coming in August http://kios.org/post/ne-data-conference-coming-august <p><a href="http://www.unomaha.edu/cpar">UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research</a> at will present its 25<sup>th</sup> Annual Nebraska Data Conference on Tuesday, August 19<sup>th</sup>.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 49821 at http://kios.org NE Data Conference Coming in August Lincoln firefighters seeking arbitration http://kios.org/post/lincoln-firefighters-seeking-arbitration <p>LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln firefighters union will seek arbitration in its squabble with the fire chief over the use of a specially equipped pickup to handle some medical calls. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:41:47 +0000 Associated Press 49407 at http://kios.org Officials monitor mosquitoes in Iowa, Nebraska http://kios.org/post/officials-monitor-mosquitoes-iowa-nebraska <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Standing water from repeated downpours in much of Iowa and Nebraska has created the perfect conditions for an onslaught of mosquitoes, but health officials say disease-carrying ones are not yet out in full force. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:35:08 +0000 Associated Press 49405 at http://kios.org Branstad orders flags lowered to honor Marine http://kios.org/post/branstad-orders-flags-lowered-honor-marine <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff in honor of a Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:33:33 +0000 Associated Press 49404 at http://kios.org The "Memphis Belle" Arrives July 5th http://kios.org/post/memphis-belle-arrives-july-5th <p>The famous Boeing B-17 known as the “Memphis Belle” will be open for flights to the public on Saturday, July 5<sup>th</sup> at Council Bluffs Municipal Airport.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:06:06 +0000 Cheril Lee 49338 at http://kios.org The "Memphis Belle" Arrives July 5th