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Omaha Public Radio News
1:09 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Science Cafe to focus on preterm births

Omaha, NE – Preventing and reducing the number of preterm births is the focus of this month's Science Cafe.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:58 am
Fri July 30, 2010

More than 50 National Night Out events planned Monday in Omaha

Omaha, NE – More than 50 neighborhood events are planned Monday in Omaha for National Night Out.

National Night Out began in 1984. Last year, more than 11,000 communities in all 50 states hosted Night Out events. This is Omaha's 20th year hosting the neighborhood celebrations. The goal is for neighbors to get to know each other and watch for incidents in their neighborhoods.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:30 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Omaha to hold two public forums on police union contract

Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha plans to hold two public forums next week on the tentative police union contract.

The forums are Tuesday at the Omaha Public Schools' Teacher Administration Center, and Wednesday at Westside High School. Both begin at 6:30 PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:47 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Concert for Equality to protest Fremont law

Omaha, NE – Fremont's new law banning hiring or renting to illegal immigrants remains on hold as two lawsuits are heard in court.

The Fremont City Council voted Tuesday to suspend implementation of the law while lawsuits are pending. This weekend, a concert in Omaha's Benson neighborhood seeks to raise money to fight Fremont's law.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:28 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

OLIBA says local businesses are holding their own during recession

Omaha, NE – The president of an Omaha business alliance says local businesses are holding their own in the economic recession.

The Omaha Local Independent Business Alliance, or OLIBA, is a group of mostly restaurants and retail shops. OLIBA president Ellen Scott says the rise in national chains and so-called big box stores poses a challenge to small businesses.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Back-to-School Means more than New Clothes.

Omaha, NE – Getting kids ready to go back to school sometimes includes shopping for new clothes or school supplies. But, Dr. Archana Chatterjee, Professor of Pediatrics at Creighton University, says it's also the time to make sure your kids are up to date on their immunizations. She says immunizations are one of the best ways to protect children from a number of different infectious diseases.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:00 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Nebraska ranked ninth in Kids Count report

Omaha, NE – A new report says Nebraska has the smallest percent in the nation of teens not attending school and not working, and kids living in families where no parent has a full-time job year-round.

The Kids Count report was released Tuesday. It shows 16 percent of 16 to 19 year-olds aren't in school and aren't working. 19 percent of Nebraska children live in families where no parent has a full-time job year-round.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:06 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Tax proposals come under scrutiny at first budget forum

About 250 people attended the first community budget forum Thursday at Millard South High School.
Photo: Katie Knapp Schubert, KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – Mayor Jim Suttle's property, wheel and restaurant tax proposals came under scrutiny during Omaha's first community budget forum.

About 250 people attended the first of four forums on the 2011 budget. The budget has a $34 million deficit, more than $21 million of which is in the general fund. After presentations of city departments' budgets, Suttle took questions from the crowd about the wheel tax, police contract, and the city's budget difficulties.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:06 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

It's the middle of summer, are you getting enough sunlight? One Creighton expert says, "Probably not."

Omaha, NE – Even in the middle of summer, you can be Vitamin D deficient.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Fair Offers Resources for Seniors and Caregivers.

Metropolitan Community College, South Campus

Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Community College's first ever Elder Fair takes place on July 30th on the South Omaha campus.

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