Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin says the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the spill that followed was no accident.
Harkin says those were the result of negligence on the part of BP, including a lack of inspections at oil rigs. He's critical of the oil company's plan to pay out $2.6 billion in dividends this quarter related to the spill.
Omaha, NE – Bold renderings of timeless tales are on view at the Joslyn Art Museum through an exhibit called Myth and Magic: Artwork by Gerald McDermott.
Communications Manager Amy Rummel says the exhibition features more than 50 illustrations from the award-winning children's illustrator. She says McDermott's works are created with colored pencils, pastels and a medium called gouache, which is a thicker type of watercolor.
Omaha, NE – The final concert of the Omaha Symphony's current season is The Song Remains the Same: The Music of Led Zeppelin.
Peter Brennan arranged the performance, which happens Friday at 8:00 in the Holland Center. He says the concert features fan favorites including Kashmir and Black Dog. Brennan says this is not a Muzak treatment. He says audiences will get a proper band with a proper vocalist as well as the symphony musicians.
Omaha, NE – The Pancreatic Cancer Collaborative Registry created by Dr. Simon Sherman of UNMC, will receive a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Sherman says the registry was created to gather and share pancreatic cancer-related information with centers around the world.
Council Bluffs, IA – It'll be Matt Campbell and incumbent Republican Steve King in Iowa's Fifth Congressional District race.
Campbell won the Democratic primary Tuesday night with 76 percent of the vote to Mike Denklau's 24 percent. Campbell, a Manning, Iowa native, is a former international tax advisor with BKD in Omaha. He'll face Republican Steve King in November. King was elected to the U.S. House in 2002.
Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded the school a $4,000 grant.
CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says the grant will be used to support the week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students. It focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement. Steele says the program was initially created because the young Latina community is an underserved population.
Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation is putting its support behind the College of St. Mary's Latina Summer Academy.
CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says a $4,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to support the Latina Summer Academy. The week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement.