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Omaha Public Radio News
3:36 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Project Safe Start launches in Douglas and Lancaster drug courts

Omaha, NE – A new program seeks to provide educational, medical, and family-centered therapy services to young children of drug-addicted parents.

Project Safe Start began last week in the Douglas County drug courts in Omaha. It'll be expanded to the Lancaster County drug courts as well. Project co-director Vicky Weisz says Safe Start uses family-centered therapy to help parents going through the drug courts connect with their young children.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:27 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Millard Public Schools awarded federal grant for extra security

Omaha, NE – The Millard Public Schools have received a $50,000 dollar grant to improve security following January's shooting.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:38 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Douglas County releases State of Public Health report

Omaha, NE – Five of every 1,000 babies born in Douglas County in 2010 died before their first birthday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:59 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Competition Determines 2011 Best Places to Work in Omaha

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Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP are releasing the results for the Best Places to Work in Omaha Competition.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:39 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Sirens sound for Severe Weather Awareness Week

Omaha, NE – This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week, and warning sirens sounded throughout the Omaha area Wednesday morning for the statewide tornado drill.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:13 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

The Midlands Humane Society was recently awarded a $250,000 challenge grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation

Omaha, NE – The Midlands Humane Society recently received a $250,000 challenge grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

Project Interfaith Presents Two Programs Exploring Buddhism in America

Omaha, NE – Project Interfaith is presenting two events centering on Buddhism, one takes place tonight at 7:00 and the other tomorrow morning at 7:30.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:13 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Creighton economist says Japan disaster could impact markets in Nebraska

Omaha, NE – Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says the earthquake and tsunami in Japan could impact markets in Nebraska.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

$800,000 donation would keep Underwood Hills focus school open three more years

Omaha, NE – An anonymous donor has offered $800,000 to keep Omaha's Underwood Hills Focus School open at least three more years.

That donation was discussed at an Omaha Public Schools committee meeting Monday. Underwood Hills is in danger of closing after this school year. The Elkhorn School District, one of three school districts that funds Underwood Hills, pulled out of the program. That left OPS and Westside to fund the school.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Werner Park close to completion

Papillion, NE – The new home of the Omaha Storm Chasers is nearly ready for its mid-April opening.

Construction is almost complete on Werner Park, the Storm Chasers' new stadium at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. Storm Chasers Vice President and General Manager Martie Cordaro says they're planning for opening day events at the ballpark April 15th.

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