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Omaha Public Radio News
7:14 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Corps to scale back water releases from Gavins Point Dam

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

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to reduce the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam.

Corps officials say releases from the South Dakota dam will decrease to 150,000 cubic feet per second on August first. Right now, 160,000 cubic feet of water is being released from Gavins Point every second.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:43 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Notification of Unusual Event no longer in place at Cooper Nuclear Station

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

Omaha, NE – A Notification of Unusual Event is no longer in place at Brownville's Cooper Nuclear Station.

NPPD officials issued that notification when Missouri River floodwaters began to rise within a few feet of the nuclear station. NPPD spokesman Mark Becker says with river levels dropping, the notification is no longer needed.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:32 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Film Streams wants to thank the Academy

Omaha, NE – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded Film Streams a $7,500 institutional grant.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:53 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Nebraska Appleseed says improvements needed to kids' summer meals programs

Omaha, NE – A new report from the Food Research and Action Center indicates participation in the state's summer meals programs have dropped over the last two years.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:54 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Douglas County approves new fiscal year budget

Omaha, NE – Douglas County Commissioners have approved a new budget that contains no tax increase.

Commissioners unanimously approved the $311 million dollar budget at Tuesday's meeting. Each county department was asked to cut four-percent from their respective budgets.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:39 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Rainfall causes no significant issues in downtown Omaha

Sandbags sit atop an earthen berm protecting Omaha's Waste Water Treatment Plant.
Photo by Katie Knapp Schubert, KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – Omaha officials say a system of pumps functioned properly and no problems were reported following Sunday night's rain.

The city received about half an inch of rain from Sunday night's storms. Recent heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of downtown Omaha. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, the spokesman for Missouri River Unified Command, says the rain in this week's forecast shouldn't significantly change the flood situation.

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Jazz
10:38 am
Mon July 11, 2011

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

Second program will feature Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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
8:05 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Corps of Engineers to continue 160,000 cfs releases from Gavins Point Dam

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

Omaha, NE – The Corps of Engineers continues to release 160,000 cubic feet per second of water from Gavins Point Dam, and more rain is in the forecast.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:56 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Broadway stars help local talent showcase their Broadway dreams

Omaha, NE – Omaha Performing Arts is partnering with The Broadway Dreams Foundation to bring an intensive week of dramatic training to more than 100 area students.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:31 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

State Senator Deb Fischer enters race for U.S. Senate

State Sen. Deb Fischer

Omaha, NE – A Nebraska State Senator has entered the 2012 U.S. Senate race.

State Senator Deb Fischer of Valentine declared her candidacy late last month. Fischer was elected to the Unicameral in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

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