Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle's anti-recall group says their program busing people to the Douglas County Election Commission for early voting will continue.
Forward Omaha issued a statement early Friday morning, two days after they bused homeless people to the Election Commission for early voting. The program came under fire as some voters reported being paid five dollars. Forward Omaha combined programs giving rides to voters and busing them to a training program, where they were paid for their time.
Omaha, NE – A cappella group Naturally 7 performs at the Holland Center this Friday at 8:00 p.m.
Musical Director and singer Roger Thomas says the group presents an assorted repertoire, from R&B and gospel to jazz and rock. The ensemble originated in New York City in 1999 and toured Omaha last June, opening for singer Michael Buble. Thomas says the group specializes in vocal play. He says using vocal play, "we become the instruments. We are a human band: guitars, horns, drums, bass, all done vocally."
Omaha, NE – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says some state programs will be cut or eliminated in the new biennial budget.
Heineman delivered his State of the State address Thursday. Nebraska faces a $986 million dollar budget deficit in the 2011-2013 biennium. The Governor says his budget plan fully funds schools and would create jobs.
Omaha, NE – Omaha tops Forbes Magazine's list of the nation's most affordable cities.
Forbes chose the most affordable cities based on the asking price of homes for sale, salaries of workers, cost of living, and unemployment rates. Omaha was chosen, according to Forbes, because of the city's inexpensive real estate, low cost of living, and Nebraska's low unemployment rate.
Omaha, NE – It was one year ago Wednesday that a major earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 200,000 people.
Medical teams from Creighton University Medical Center and UNMC went to Haiti to provide care and perform surgeries after the quake. UNMC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Rubens Pamies made several visits to Haiti, his home country, over the past year on medical missions.