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Omaha Public Radio News
4:02 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

OPS students' experiment will fly on next space shuttle

Omaha, NE – North High Magnet School science students have an experiment that will take off with the next Space Shuttle flight.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:45 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

A new wellness program is now available at UNMC

Omaha, NE – A new wellness program at UNMC called EngAge Wellness focuses on those over the age of 50 or eligible for Medicare.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:42 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Attorney General Jon Bruning begins campaign for U.S. Senate

NE Attorney General Jon Bruning
courtesy Bruning for Senate campaign

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has begun his campaign for U.S. Senate.
Bruning kicked off what he's calling the "Principles Matter Tour" Wednesday.

He's seeking the Senate seat currently held by Senator Ben Nelson. Bruning, a three-term Republican Attorney General, says his campaign will focus on fiscal responsibility. "We need to get a handle on federal spending in Washington. We need to cut the debt, we need to cut the deficit, we need to reduce spending, and that's why I'm running."

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Creighton University will host its annual Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 13th

Creighton University

Omaha, NE – Creighton University will host its annual Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day tomorrow.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:01 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Movin' After School Night focuses on exercise, healthy eating

Omaha, NE – An initiative of Live Well Omaha comes to Lewis and Clark Middle School Tuesday evening.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:12 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

NWS: Mapleton, Iowa tornado was an EF3

Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service says a tornado that caused significant damage in Mapleton, Iowa, Saturday evening was an EF3, with winds of at least 136 miles per hour.

The tornado damaged more than half of the Monona County town. The Siouxland Chapter of the American Red Cross and Salvation Army volunteers are in Mapleton, doing disaster assessment and providing assistance.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:32 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Youth Congress focuses on drug prevention

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says more than 18 percent of ninth through 12th graders in Nebraska smoked cigarettes in 2009.

A program in the Omaha Public Schools seeks to keep young people from smoking through outreach by their peers. Youth Congress began six years ago. Four times during the school year, students in three grades meet to discuss real-world strategies for drug prevention.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:38 am
Fri April 8, 2011

$80,000 will be awarded later this month through Mayor Suttle's 2011 Neighborhood Grant Program

Omaha, NE – The City of Omaha just finished accepting applications for Mayor Jim Suttle's 2011 Neighborhood Grant Program.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:28 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

Father Richard Curry speaks at Creighton tonight. Father Curry is the founder of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped

Omaha, NE – Father Richard J. Curry is speaking tonight at Creighton University at 7:00 p.m.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:48 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

The Institute for Career Advancement Needs presents its annual Women's Leadership Conference this week

Qwest Center Omaha

Omaha, NE – The ICAN 2011 Women's Leadership Conference takes place tomorrow at the Qwest Center Omaha.

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