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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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Omaha Public Radio News
3:30 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

A summary of new census data was released last week

Omaha, NE – The Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO released a summary of new, detailed 2010 census data last week.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:09 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Business leaders updated on flood control efforts

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

Omaha, NE – A forum Thursday in Omaha gave business owners the chance to ask questions about the city's flood preparedness efforts.

Members of Omaha's Unified Command, the Airport Authority, and utilities updated their respective groups' responses to the flood situation. The Missouri River remains more than six feet above flood stage at Omaha.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:13 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Coast Guard team to assess Omaha's watercraft needs

Omaha, NE – A U.S. Coast Guard disaster assistance response team will spend two weeks in Omaha.

Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, spokesman for Omaha's Unified Command, says the Coast Guard team will be in Omaha for two weeks, assessing the city's need for watercraft. They're also bringing three 16-foot flat-bottom boats for the city's use in the event of water rescues or wellness checks.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:58 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Council Bluffs storm water pumping station damaged beyond repair

Council Bluffs, IA – Council Bluffs officials say one of the city's storm water pumping stations is damaged beyond repair due to settling.

Spokesman Don Gross says the pumping station at Veterans Memorial Bridge Highway and the Missouri River levee will have to be replaced. Settling caused the pipes to break.

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Jazz
2:58 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

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

First program will feature The U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note.

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
1:29 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Seepage berms being installed along levee at Eppley Airfield

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says seepage berms will shore up three areas of Omaha's levee.

The Corps awarded a $1.4 million dollar contract Friday for construction of the berms along the levee bordering Eppley Airfield. The berms are designed to protect the levee by allowing excess water pressure to be released.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:15 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

Douglas County Health Department offers advice on testing from private wells

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department is offering well water testing specifically for residents in the eastern part of the county.

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