Omaha, NE – Omaha's Neighborhood Clean-Ups begin next Saturday.
Six clean-up days are being offered this year: April 9th, 16th, and 30th, and May 7th, 14th, and 21st. Appliances, tires, automotive batteries, chairs, and couches are among the items that are accepted. Cindy Smilley, Executive Director of Keep Omaha Beautiful, says bricks, any liquids of any type, railroad ties, rocks, yard waste, and cement can't be collected.
Omaha, NE – A two-state coalition with the goal of preventing meth use has received an award from the state of Iowa.
Partners for Meth Prevention received the IDEA award Tuesday in Council Bluffs. IDEA stands for Innovation, Determination, and Excellence in Action. Formed in 2004, Partners for Meth Prevention combines 33 partner agencies in Omaha and Council Bluffs to fight meth use.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public School district plans to keep the Underwood Hills Focus School open for the next three years.
An OPS committee voted Monday to re-open the focus school in the current Wilson Middle School building at 51st and F Streets next year. An $800,000 grant from the Sherwood Foundation will keep the school open three more years.