DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Health Department says in its latest report that 157 Iowa residents have died of flu-related illnesses since Oct. 1 — the worst flu season since the swine flu outbreak in 2009.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce has begun fundraising for its $32 million economic development plan

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The $1.3 billion construction of a new headquarters for the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base is being audited by the Defense Department.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans last week to talk about the new state tests and the passing of the baton to the new superintendent…



LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest privately-owned bank says it will stop producing credit cards for the National Rifle Association in response to customer feedback.

The 2017-2018 flu season is definitely not over yet.  According to a report on, there were 515 positive influenza tests reported last week -- only 19 fewer than the week before. 

Cheril Lee interviews Sam White, a senior from Central High School for this month's OPS Student Spotlight...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker aims to create legislation designed to encourage fast-growing technology such as bitcoins or blockchains.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at tax incentives for long-term care insurance to reduce the number of aging residents who rely on Medicare and Medicaid in the future.

KIOS News Director Cheril Lee sat down with OPS’ Superintendent Mark Evans last week.  He talked about budget cut discussions, district achievements since the year started and the upcoming bond issue.

The United Way of the Midlands’ 2-1-1 helpline connects those in need with important resources such as food pantries and housing assistance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County assessor has dropped her legal battle with the Douglas County commissioners over levying property taxes against three nonprofit organizations' retail stores.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure designed to reduce Nebraska property tax bills appears to be stuck in a legislative committee as its supporters focus on a ballot petition drive.

The Adolescent Health Project’s Sweet Talk campaign is meant to normalize conversations teens have with their parents or guardians about sexuality and relationships.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A pay raise is among the ideas being considered to help Douglas County keep enough officers to manage the growing number of inmates in its jail.

BROWNVILLE, Neb. (AP) — The utility that owns Cooper Nuclear Station says the power plant adds $112 million a year to Nebraska's economy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six years after Nebraska voters rejected a pay increase for state lawmakers, a fresh crop of senators is asking again

Omaha’s OneWorld Community Health Centers was one of hundreds of health centers nationwide whose funding was re-authorized for two years as part of the recent short-term spending bill. 

All fifth graders in OPPD’s service territory are invited to participate in its annual Marshmallow Challenge.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nine organizations covering several states have filed lawsuits seeking to reverse a decision by President Donald Trump's administration to cut short funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs.

The lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three Planned Parenthood affiliates, including those covering Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Hawaii, Nebraska and Washington state, as well as organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas and Maryland.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in 10 Plains and Western states suggests an improved economic outlook.

Students raising money for trip to Normandy

Feb 15, 2018

Eleanor Dunning, sophomore at Omaha North Magnet High School, joins us next with a story on a group of students who plan to commemorate a very special day this summer with a trip abroad. 

This Saturday, the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is presenting the Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo, starting at 8:30 a.m.  A group of 110 teams from 21 Nebraska elementary, middle and high schools will compete. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company revealed a new investment in Teva Pharmaceuticals and trimmed its holdings in oil refiner Phillips 66 by selling 35 million shares back to the company for $3.3 billion.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska administrators, faculty members, students and their allies are imploring lawmakers to reject the state budget cuts proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

For over 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been selling their well-known cookies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report from a free market advocacy group is calling on Nebraska lawmakers to review regulations that it says are hindering the state economy.

Creighton University is offering tax assistance for those who need it at no charge.  The Creighton University College of Business is hosting its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program throughout the month of February.