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By now you have likely heard about the importance of eye safety if you are planning to view the total eclipse on Monday, but the Red Cross has other safety tips they want you to keep in mind.  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is following through with its promise to sue the state prisons system because it hasn't taken significant steps to remedy what the group calls inhumane conditions.

Now that the new school year has begun, some parents may have concerns about their child’s stress level. 

Nebraska Native Holds Kansas City Home Run Record

Aug 16, 2017
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Greg Echlin

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is on the verge of breaking the team’s home run record.  Former slugger Steve “Bye Bye”  Balboni’s record of 36 home runs in one season has stood since 1985. But if you consider the Kansas City A’s era, the record is further away and held by a Nebraska native.  Some fans don’t want that record to fall, as Greg Echlin reports for Omaha Public Radio.

The Omaha Public Library has a call out for artists to exhibit their works at the Phipps Gallery inside the W. Dale Clark Library downtown.

Jazz Calendar (Updated 8/ 15/ 2017)

Aug 15, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has eliminated its stake in General Electric and boosted its investment in the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

When a person undergoes a cardiac arrest, often the person nearest to them is a family member or bystander with no medical expertise.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The solar eclipse will sweep through Nebraska later this month, and some professors and institutions see it as an opportunity to teach students about astronomy, space and science.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state agency that awards grants for environmental projects has logged another uptick in applications, and the executive director expects to see even more in the future as federal and private grants shrink.

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center just kicked off its fall Parenting U classes.

Last Call Rotation

Aug 13, 2017

Nebraska Methodist College and the College of St. Mary are teaming up for the 15th year of hosting a community orientation. 

Allison Kinney-Walker, an Assistant Professor at Nebraska Methodist College, says these conferences have a different topic each year, with this year’s theme being: “Creating Engaged Campuses: Embracing the Immigrant and Refugee Populations.”  

The Department of Health and Human Services will ship more than 4,900 tons of food to approximately 425 Nebraska schools and child care centers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — This year's Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Reunion is scheduled to begin Thursday evening in Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced an "elphie" contest for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes elephant experience at the zoo.

Most area school districts will be starting classes next week or the week after.  For parents with children beginning kindergarten, this can be an emotional time.  Donna Dobson, Director of Elementary Education for the Omaha Public Schools, says one of the most important things parents can do is be enthusiastic and excited for their child.   

Cheril Lee’s conversation with OPS Superintendent Mark Evans continues with a focus on Evans’ plans and challenges in his final year…

  

  

A UNMC Eppley Institute cancer research team has made promising advances for the treatment of pancreatic cancer. 

Metropolitan Community College is offering a new career certificate focused on immigration laws and procedures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state commission that will decide whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska has kicked off the first day of legal hearings on the project.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans on Monday to discuss the superintendent search and busing issues.

  

  

  

  

  

Art to Remember is a program offered by the Joslyn Art Museum that serves people dealing with memory loss.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hunters may begin purchasing Nebraska fall turkey permits later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been hosting monthly birthday parties for anywhere between 10 to 60 kids at a local community center in Lincoln.

FindAMentor.com is an online mentor search service with over 1900 different categories available.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska system president has announced new structures and processes aimed at saving the system $30 million in coming years.

As part of their 2017 conference, The Power of One, Rotary District 5650 is teaming up with the American Red Cross of Nebraska/SW Iowa and Kansas, with the goal of training 1000 people or more to do “citizen CPR.”

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded $4 million in grant and initiative funding.

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