Papillion, NE – The former Omaha Royals are now the Omaha Storm Chasers.
Team officials announced the new name at a community event Monday evening in La Vista. The team has been the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals for 42 years. For all but three of those years, they were known as the Omaha Royals. 1,500 names were submitted and nine finalists chosen in a name-the-team contest.
Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign officially kicked off Friday evening.
The campaign's familiar red kettles began appearing last week in the Omaha metro area. Salvation Army of Omaha spokeswoman Susan Eustice says the need for assistance from the organization's programs is up ten to 35 percent this year.
Papillion, NE – The Omaha Royals will play at Werner Park starting April 15, 2011.
Royals team officials announced the stadium's name Thursday at a news conference. The ballpark is under construction at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. It's on track for completion by April 2011.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator says tax cuts and incentives for businesses to invest in America need to be continued.
Senator Ben Nelson's comments came Wednesday during an appearance in Omaha. Nelson expects it'll be more difficult to get things done in Washington when Congress re-convenes. The November second election resulted in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.
Omaha, NE – Environment Omaha is out with a report on the economics of sustainability.
Dr. John Bartle and MPA Gerard Wellman of the UNO School of Public Administration were commissioned to write the report. It focuses on five main areas: resource conservation, natural environment, urban form and transportation community health and building construction. Dr. Bartle says the five areas overlap in important ways. Each one has a direct affect on the other.