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3:44 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

Allegations surface of drinking, sexual activity within an Omaha fire station

Omaha, NE – A UNO professor emeritus of criminal justice says the state should investigate allegations of drinking, gambling, and sexual activity within an Omaha fire house.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:12 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Western Iowa officials, residents discuss impact of Missouri River flooding

Gavins Point Dam
image courtesy U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Omaha, NE – Residents and officials of western Iowa towns had a chance Friday afternoon to share their flood experiences and concerns with the Army Corps of Engineers.

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's office hosted the roundtable discussion in Council Bluffs. The Missouri river has dropped to flood stage in western Iowa as less water is released from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota. It's left behind significant damage to homes, farmland, and public infrastructure.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:09 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Remembrance Service at Salvation Army

Omaha, NE –
The Salvation Army will hold a 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Remembrance Service this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Susan Eustice, Director of Public Relations, says the service will last half an hour and will feature several special guests including the Mayor as well as Omaha firefighters and law enforcement. She says there will be a display of emergency response vehicles including fire trucks.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:37 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Project Interfaith reflects on faith, liberties ten years after 9/11 terror attacks

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Project Interfaith is marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks with a discussion on how far we've come since then.

Project Interfaith is hosting a discussion on civil liberties and interfaith relations. The event is also an opportunity for Omahans of all faiths to reflect and discuss the impact of the September 11, 2001 attacks on their lives.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:12 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Food banks say donations are critically needed

Omaha, NE – Omaha's food pantries say there's a critical shortage of food available for individuals and families who need it.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:55 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

President Obama authorizes Presidential Major Disaster Declaration requested by Governor Branstad

Omaha, NE – President Obama recently authorized a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance for six Iowa counties.

The declaration covers Benton, Clay, Dickinson, Marshall, Story and Tama counties for storms that happened between July 9th and 14th. John Benson, Public Information Officer for Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the declaration activates federal programs that are typically administered by FEMA.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:00 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Omaha Creative Week is underway for the second year

Omaha, NE – For the second year, organizations throughout the city are connecting for Omaha Creative Week.

Omaha Creative Week began Sunday. Shane Bainbridge is with the New BLK Gallery. He says the week is held to bring together the entire Omaha creative scene in a set timeframe. The week of events offers a forum for the organizations to step outside their normal routines, interact with other agencies and begin collaborating on unified projects.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:16 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Fourth candidate enters Second Congressional District race

Jack Heidel
photo courtesy Heidel campaign

Omaha, NE – Another Republican candidate has entered the Second Congressional District race.

Jack Heidel, the chairman of the mathematics department at UNO, announced his candidacy Wednesday morning in Omaha. Heidel says his background as a mathematician means he's uniquely qualified to deal with deficit and debt issues. "I am comfortable thinking in terms of billions and trillions of dollars, and I can address at a time when federal budgets are out of control, to have more people who can keep track of what this means."

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:53 am
Wed September 7, 2011

Millard residents to vote on $137.6 million bond issue

Omaha, NE – Voters in the Millard Public Schools district will vote on a $137.6 million dollar bond proposal.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:21 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

Omaha Science Cafe takes place tonight

Omaha, NE – This evening's Omaha Science Cafe focuses on Impact One.

The community-based organization helps Omaha residents with gang intervention and prevention. Additionally, the group provides job training for former gang members. Impact One Executive Director Jannette Taylor will speak along with Shelly Schwedhelm. Schweldhelm is the Director of Emergency, Trauma and Preparedness Services at Nebraska Medical Center.

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