Omaha, NE – Hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were welcomed home Saturday.
The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa held its second annual Welcome Home Ceremony. At the event, veterans could find information about education, employment and reintegration services. Vendors also provided information about Family Readiness programs and veterans' organizations.
Omaha, NE – The College World Series is approaching and finishing touches are being placed to make sure the event runs effortlessly.
Kathryn Morrissey, Executive director of CWS Omaha says planning for this years College World Series began as soon as last year's ended.
Eight college baseball teams will compete at Rosenblatt Stadium from June 13th through the 24th. The College World Series will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium next year for the final time. It'll move to the new downtown stadium in 2011.
Council Bluffs, IA – A $2 million project in Council Bluffs is designed to provide safe, affordable housing for people with disabilities.
Omaha-based MOSAIC is building two apartment complexes on the city's north side. When they're complete in June, ten units will be available for low-income residents with disabilities. The other four will be marketed to low-income individuals and families.
Omaha, NE – A newly-formed community group is seeking to have an active role in Omaha's future.
VOICE OMAHA was formed about a month ago. The organization has six core values: community involvement and engagement; transparency; equal opportunity and social mobility; advocacy for arts and culture; sustainability; and smart urban development. Those issues were identified by the steering committee as being the most important to the Omaha community.
Omaha, NE – CEO and motivational speaker Chris Gardner says bad economic times are an opportunity for people to explore what they really want to do.
Gardner was the keynote speaker Monday at an event honoring seven Nebraska youth for overcoming obstacles and serving their communities. The winners of the D.J.'s Hero Awards receive a scholarship. The awards are sponsored by the Salvation Army.
Omaha, NE – An Omaha elementary school will reopen Thursday.
Omaha Public Schools spokeswoman Luanne Nelson says Chandler View Elementary, at 7800 South 25th Street, will reopen after a two-day closure. The decision was made to reopen the school after the CDC issued new guidelines regarding school closures. Nelson says the District is asking parents to keep their children home if they're experiencing flu-like symptoms.