Omaha, NE – Another candidate has entered the Second Congressional District race.
John Ewing announced earlier this week he'll run for the seat currently held by Lee Terry. Ewing is in his second term as Douglas County Treasurer. He was an Omaha Police officer for 24 years prior to that.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's fiscal year 2012 budget accounts for nine fewer police officers and 24 fewer firefighters.
Mayor Jim Suttle introduced the budget at Tuesday's city council meeting. The $730.6 million dollar budget is ten percent larger than this year's spending plan. Most of that increase is in capital and non-personnel services, according to documents released by city officials. There's no tax increase in the budget plan, and no projected 2012 deficit.
Omaha, NE – A new Farmers Market is open in north Omaha.
The market is adjacent to the Charles Drew Health Center, at 29th and Grant Streets. It'll be open every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 pm through mid-October.
Heidi Walz, project manager for Omaha Farmers Market, says the newest market brings fresh produce to an underserved area of the community. CDHC CEO Richard Brown says before the Farmers Market, north Omahans would have to travel outside the area to get fresh fruits and vegetables.