Omaha, NE – An outbreak of salmonella in the Omaha metro area has been linked to alfalfa sprouts.
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that the 14-confirmed cases are linked to sprouts grown by CW Sprouts of Omaha. The sprouts are marketed under the name Sun Sprouts and went to restaurants and grocery stores.
Omaha, NE – More than 400 plays were submitted for consideration in this year's Great Plains Theatre Conference.
Omaha's Metropolitan Community College hosts the weeklong event. The fourth annual GPTC is May 23rd through the 30th. Creative Director Kevin Lawler says of the 400 submissions, 56 will be chosen and presented at the Conference.
Omaha, NE – A report on business conditions in nine states continues to indicate a recession.
Creighton University Economics professor Ernie Goss compiles the Monthly Business Conditions Report. February's business conditions index rose slightly to 34.6. That index is an indicator of economic health. A number above 50 shows economic growth. Goss says he doesn't expect much improvement in the coming months.
Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature advanced an immigration bill to second round debate Wednesday, without dealing with a controversial amendment on in-state tuition. For Omaha Public Radio, Martin Wells has this story from Lincoln.
Omaha, NE – The VA of Nebraska and Western Iowa has opened a new health clinic.
The Shenandoah, Iowa facility opened Monday. It's the first clinic in southwest Iowa. VA officials say it'll serve the needs of southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri and southeast Nebraska veterans who normally would travel to Omaha for care.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's Metropolitan Community College has been kicked out of the Nebraska Community College Association.
The NCCA voted 10-2 Monday to expel Metro from the Association for not paying its dues. The Association presents the community college funding request to the Unicameral every year. Metro's Board voted against that funding request, calling it unfair.
Omaha, NE – University of Nebraska-Omaha and KANEKO officials are celebrating the opening of a new creative library.
The library is housed inside KANEKO at 12th and Jones Streets in Omaha's Old Market. The goal of the library is to combine education and creativity. Officials hope that leads to creation of new products, new ideas and new ways of doing business.
Omaha, NE – Bellevue University has a new organization for military students and veterans.
The University has formed a chapter of Student Veterans of America. Jim Biernesser, Director of Military Programs, says the group was created to give military students a voice in the University. He says it's also a good opportunity to create a peer-to-peer support structure.