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Omaha Public Radio News
2:41 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Creighton hosts fourth annual Project Homeless Connect

Omaha, NE – More than 500 of Omaha's homeless men, women and children were connected with vital services at a Creighton University event Friday.

Creighton hosted the fourth annual Project Homeless Connect. It brings together legal, medical, dental, and other services in one location for the city's homeless.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:34 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Omaha Parks department launches new program for kids

Omaha, NE – Omaha's summer recreation program for kids is now part of a larger, year-round schedule of activities and sports.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:49 am
Thu March 24, 2011

The American Cancer Society encourages everyone 50 and older to get tested for colon cancer

Omaha, NE – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:05 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

100 Black Men to honor Dr. John Mackiel, Marlin Briscoe and Major General Abraham Turner

Omaha, NE – The 100 Black Men of Omaha will hold their 6th Annual Men of Honor Gala on Saturday, April 9th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:52 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

From Omaha to Shizuoka: sister cities work together to help Japan

Omaha, NE – Omaha is working with its first sister city to support Japan following that country's earthquake and tsunami.

The Omaha Sister Cities Association and Shizuoka, Japan, are raising funds for the relief efforts. Joe Arbona of the Sister Cities Coordinating Council says Shizuoka didn't see the destruction that other parts of Japan experienced, although the city did experience a magnitude 6.5 earthquake last week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:17 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Boys Town presents a series of parenting classes

Omaha, NE – Boys Town and the Peter Kiewit Foundation are offering a series of classes on Parenting Fundamentals.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:56 am
Tue March 22, 2011

Douglas County implements hiring freeze

Omaha, NE – A hiring freeze is now in place in Douglas County government through the end of the year.

County Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to implement a hiring freeze in all departments. Douglas County department heads were asked to cut their budgets again this fiscal year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:36 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Project Safe Start launches in Douglas and Lancaster drug courts

Omaha, NE – A new program seeks to provide educational, medical, and family-centered therapy services to young children of drug-addicted parents.

Project Safe Start began last week in the Douglas County drug courts in Omaha. It'll be expanded to the Lancaster County drug courts as well. Project co-director Vicky Weisz says Safe Start uses family-centered therapy to help parents going through the drug courts connect with their young children.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:27 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Millard Public Schools awarded federal grant for extra security

Omaha, NE – The Millard Public Schools have received a $50,000 dollar grant to improve security following January's shooting.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:38 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Douglas County releases State of Public Health report

Omaha, NE – Five of every 1,000 babies born in Douglas County in 2010 died before their first birthday.

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