News

Pages

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Omaha Public Radio News
3:17 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

OPS projects 154 staff positions to be cut

Omaha, NE – Some Omaha Public Schools employees could begin receiving layoff notices next month.

An OPS committee heard Monday morning that up to 154 staff positions could be cut for the 2011-12 school year. OPS faces a budget deficit of more than $20 million dollars.

Assistant Superintendent of General Administration Dennis Pool says the staff positions include 50 teachers, but none will be laid off. Instead, those positions will be cut through attrition.

Read more
Omaha Public Radio News
2:19 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Unicameral passes bill eliminating state aid to cities, counties, NRDs

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.

Read more
Omaha Public Radio News
9:41 am
Mon March 7, 2011

The FDA announces it will pull 500 unapproved cold and allergy medications from the market

Omaha, NE – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released an announcement last week that it would be removing 500 unapproved cold, oral cough and allergy medications from the market.

Read more
Omaha Public Radio News
1:26 pm
Sat March 5, 2011

Mamma Mia returns to Omaha for a return engagement

Omaha, NE – Mamma Mia is onstage at the Orpheum Theater through tomorrow.

Read more
Omaha Public Radio News
3:30 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

More than 16,000 meals served during Winter Night Watch

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.

Read more

Pages