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Omaha Public Radio News
1:19 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

National Guard soldiers to continue levee monitoring through end of July

Omaha, NE – The Missouri River will rise to near 36 feet at Omaha within the next few days.

Omaha's Missouri River Unified Command updated the flood situation Thursday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, the spokesman for Unified Command, says flooding of the Little and Big Sioux rivers will raise the water level downstream.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:58 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Omaha hosting four budget forums

Omaha, NE – Four upcoming forums give the public a chance to weigh in on Omaha's 2012 budget.

Mayor Jim Suttle's office announced Thursday that budget forums will be held prior to the City Council's vote on the 2012 spending plan. The forums are July 27th at Common Ground Community Center in Elkhorn, July 28th at Westside High School, August 1st at North High School, and August 3rd at South High School. Each forum begins at 7pm.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:34 am
Thu July 21, 2011

IOM report recommends 8 additional preventive health services for women

Dr. Magda Peck

Omaha, NE – The Institute of Medicine released a report yesterday that recommends eight additional preventive health care services for women.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Douglas County Treasurer enters Second Congressional District race

Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing

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

John Ewing announced earlier this week he'll run for the seat currently held by Lee Terry. Ewing is in his second term as Douglas County Treasurer. He was an Omaha Police officer for 24 years prior to that.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:54 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Program to look at health disparities

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department will present a forum on Thursday focused on health disparities.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:29 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Omaha Mayor introduces 2012 budget plan

Omaha, NE – Omaha's fiscal year 2012 budget accounts for nine fewer police officers and 24 fewer firefighters.

Mayor Jim Suttle introduced the budget at Tuesday's city council meeting. The $730.6 million dollar budget is ten percent larger than this year's spending plan. Most of that increase is in capital and non-personnel services, according to documents released by city officials. There's no tax increase in the budget plan, and no projected 2012 deficit.

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Jazz
10:59 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Jazz Heritage series with The United States Air Force Band Airmen of Note airs Friday

Third program will feature Al Jarreau.

KIOS presents the three-part 2011 Jazz Heritage series with The USAF Airmen of Note and special guests Fridays at 2:00PM July 8 and 15 and 22nd.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:58 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Creighton economist: impact of flooding widespread, significant

Omaha, NE – A Creighton University economist says this year's Missouri River flooding will have a widespread, significant economic impact.

Ernie Goss says usually, the economic impact from a natural disaster is limited to a specific area. However, the Missouri River flooding is a multi-state event.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:03 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

Producers who are experiencing flooding are encouraged to contact their local FSA office

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Farm Service Agency estimates over 100,000 acres on the Nebraska side of the river have been flooded by the Missouri River.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:02 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Excessive Heat Warning in effect through Tuesday morning

Omaha, NE – An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Tuesday morning for the entire listening area.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will approach 100 degrees by Sunday, with a heat index above 110. Every year, 1,500 people die from heat-related illness, according to the CDC.

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