The Salvation Army of Omaha says the need for assistance from their food pantry is up 36 percent.
The Salvation Army and UNO’s Just Can It food drive has a new partner this year: the city of Omaha. Next week, all three will collect donations will the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The city of Omaha will collect donations as part of its Tuna Tuesdays food drive.
A day-long workshop Sunday at UNO focuses on events in the Middle East in the year since the so-called Arab Spring.
Arab Spring refers to the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and other Middle East nations. It led to the overthrow of longtime dictators, and transitions to new governments. Workshops at Sunday’s conference will focus on Israel and Palestine, Iran, North Africa, and Egypt.
Nebraska Democrats are preparing to meet this weekend for the state’s second presidential caucus.
The Nebraska Democratic Party held its first caucus in 2008, and selected President Obama as their candidate. Caucuses are an opportunity for registered Democrats to get together, discuss issues, and choose delegates. UNO political science professor Paul Landow says caucuses aren’t about voter turnout, but about party-building.
A 50 year reunion concert is scheduled for Saturday evening at South High School. The Ambassadors Show Choir began in 1962 as the Choralaires. Among the 100 participants in this weekend’s reunion show are members of that choir.
Increased productivity and decreased absenteeism are just two of the benefits for employers that create a culture of health and wellness.
Rebecca Vinton Dorn is Executive Director for Wellness Council of the Midlands. WELCOM sponsors an annual awards lunch honoring metro area companies for their efforts in promoting worksite wellness. This year’s lunch will honor eight companies.
April is National Child Abuse prevention month, and the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children task force is working to keep them safe.
The ICAC task force is comprised of 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors. The purpose of the task force is to investigate cases of child exploitation facilitated by the Internet or technology.
The NRC has confirmed a finding that an electrical fire last June at the Fort Calhoun Station was a serious safety risk.
Tuesday’s report follows a preliminary finding issued last month by the Commission. The June 7, 2011 fire caused an alert to be issued at the nuclear plant. It was closed at the time due to Missouri River flooding.
NRC Region 4 spokeswoman Lara Uselding says the finding is a so-called “red” threat, meaning it’s a high safety significant issue.
A new Walmart Supercenter in north Omaha is expected to create 275 jobs when it opens next year.
Walmart and city officials announced Monday that the Supercenter will be built at 50th and Ames Streets. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year. Mayor Jim Suttle says the project is important to north Omaha’s quality of life, as it'll provide a place for residents to buy household items, fresh fruit and vegetables, and other goods.
Suttle says he’s encouraged by the growth along the Ames corridor in the past year from 30th to 72nd Streets.