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.
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.
Lincoln, NE – A bill that would cut state aid to cities, counties and natural resource districts now sets on the desk of Gov. Dave Heineman for consideration.
Senators voted 36-9 last Friday to advance LB 383 to final approval. The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue on behalf of the governor, would save the state about $44 million over the course of two years.
Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army of Omaha's Winter Night Watch program served more than 16,000 meals between December first and February 28th.
Winter Night Watch wrapped up its 22nd year on February 28th. About 275 meals were served every night of Winter Night Watch to Omaha's homeless and near-homeless. This year, the program expanded in to south Omaha two nights a week. A donation from Dundee Presbyterian Church allowed the Salvation Army to add a second unit.