Omaha, NE – A federal judge has signed off on an agreement between the city of Omaha and retirees regarding health care premiums.
The ruling was announced Monday. It affects the civilian, police, and fire unions, as well as their retirees. The agreement, and subsequent court ruling, means the city's 34 health care plans will be consolidated in to four.
Omaha, NE – Omaha voters will have only one ballot question to vote on January 25th: should Mayor Jim Suttle be recalled, or not?
If a simple majority of Omaha voters decide to remove Suttle from office, he'll be the second Mayor to be recalled. Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says the deadline to mail a voter registration application to his office is this Friday. That's also the deadline to request an early voting ballot by mail if you aren't yet a registered voter. Early voting begins next Monday.
Omaha, NE – Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh is the special guest for Film Streams' Feature III on Sunday, February 20th.
Executive Director Rachel Jacobson says Soderbergh is as well known for his smaller indie films such as "The Girlfriend Experience" as he is for blockbusters like "The Informant!". Two of his films were nominated for the Best Picture of 2000: "Erin Brockovich" and "Traffic". Ultimately, he won the award for "Traffic". Jacobson says the presentation will begin at 6:30 in the Holland Center.
Senior Producer of NPR's Toast Of The Nation discusses the broadcast.
By Mike Jacobs
Becca Pulliam is Senior Producer of NPR's JazzSet and Toast Of The Nation, the annual New Years Eve celebration from coast to coast. Pulliam has been with WBGO in Newark, New Jersey for over 20 years. She was nominated in
2009 for The Willis Connover- Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting by the Jazz Journalists Association. Mike Jacobs talked with her recently about her work on Toast Of The Nation, which airs Friday on KIOS at 7:00PM.
Omaha, NE – A recall election of Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will happen.
Douglas County District Court Judge Peter Bataillon Thursday dismissed Mayor Suttle's court challenge. Suttle's attorney, Vince Powers, argued there was fraud and misrepresentation on the part of recall petition circulators.