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Omaha Public Radio News
2:14 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

IRS Omaha Office Opens on Saturday, March 26th to Help Taxpayers

Omaha, NE – On Saturday, March 26th, the IRS' Omaha Office will be open to assist taxpayers.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:37 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Public health expert discusses "medicalized" system

Omaha, NE – An expert on global public health says the system has been "medicalized" over the past decade.

Laurie Garrett spoke recently as part of the E.N. Thompson forum on world issues. She's a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. She says the focus of global public health used to be preventing disease.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:09 pm
Sat March 12, 2011

Celtic Cabaret returns on St. Patrick's Day

Jill Anderson

Omaha, NE – Omaha native Jill Anderson presents a Celtic Cabaret on St. Patrick's Day at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:20 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

UNMC receives $3.5 million to look for ways to prevent and treat lung disease in agricultural workers

Omaha, NE – Two federal grants are coming to UNMC for research into the causes of lung diseases.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:54 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Omaha Mayor: cities need option to raise sales taxes

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city stands to lose six million dollars once two bills passed by the Unicameral become law.

Lawmakers approved legislation eliminating state aid to cities, counties, and natural resource districts. Earlier this week, the Unicameral also gave final approval to a bill prohibiting Omaha from implementing a commuter wheel tax on non-residents.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:16 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Tax Year 2011 Homestead Exemption Application Filing Season Begins

Omaha, NE – Now through June 30th, the Douglas County Assessor's office is accepting applications for the Homestead Exemption.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:53 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Report shows 16 percent of Nebraskans struggle to afford enough food for their families

Omaha, NE – A new report shows 16 percent of Nebraska families struggled last year to afford enough food.

Nebraska Appleseed released the report from the Food Research and Action Center earlier this week. In the Omaha metro area, nearly 19 percent of families reported not having enough money to buy food at least once in the past year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

FDA approves a new drug to treat COPD

Omaha, NE – A new drug could help people with COPD reduce the symptoms associated with it.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:51 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Red Cross honors local heroes

Omaha, NE – More than a dozen people were honored Wednesday by the American Red Cross for their service to the community.

The Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross honored public service and life-saving efforts during the annual Heroes in the Heartland event. Among this year's award recipients are Aura Whitney-Jackson, who was honored for a lifetime of service. Scott Anderson, the founder of At Ease, received the commitment to community award. At Ease provides services to military personnel and their families.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:24 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

College of St. Mary launches a new Business Degree Program

College of St. Mary

Omaha, NE – The College of St. Mary recently launched a new business degree program.

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