Council Bluffs, IA – It'll be Matt Campbell and incumbent Republican Steve King in Iowa's Fifth Congressional District race.
Campbell won the Democratic primary Tuesday night with 76 percent of the vote to Mike Denklau's 24 percent. Campbell, a Manning, Iowa native, is a former international tax advisor with BKD in Omaha. He'll face Republican Steve King in November. King was elected to the U.S. House in 2002.
Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded the school a $4,000 grant.
CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says the grant will be used to support the week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students. It focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement. Steele says the program was initially created because the young Latina community is an underserved population.
Omaha, NE – The Iowa West Foundation is putting its support behind the College of St. Mary's Latina Summer Academy.
CSM Marketing Director Carmen Steele says a $4,000 grant from the Foundation will be used to support the Latina Summer Academy. The week-long workshop for 9th and 10th grade Latina students focuses on math and science, as well as health and community involvement.
Council Bluffs, IA – Iowa voters go to the polls tomorrow for the Hawkeye State's primary election.
Polls are open from 7 am to 9 pm. In the race for Governor, incumbent Democrat Chet Culver is running unopposed. Three Republicans: former Governor Terry Branstad, Bob Vander Plaats, and Rod Roberts, are seeking the nomination.
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley is unopposed for the Republican nomination in that race. Three Democrats are vying for the nomination: Tom Fiegen, Bob Krause and Roxanne Conlin.
Omaha, NE – A health summit coming up later this month focuses on helping businesses reduce costs.
Health Reform: What Does It Mean to My Company? is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th. Business leaders are invited to attend the forum at the Scott Conference Center. It'll focus on ways to reduce health care costs and the immediate impact of the health care changes. Employee Benefit Consultant Scott Stevens says that's important because the Health Care Reform law is still very confusing to most people.
Washington, D.C. – Some political experts say the longer the Deepwater Horizon oil spill lasts the more nervous politicians are likely to become about any BP campaign contributions. Iowa and Nebraska lawmakers are among those who have received cash from the oil giant. Sara Sciammacco reports.
Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Children's Home Society presents its seventh annual Sand in the City event this weekend.
Marketing Manager Kathleen Al-Marhoon says this year's Sand in the City will take place at 10th and Capitol Streets in downtown Omaha. New this year, families can get personalized lessons in building sand castles from professional sand sculptors. Other activities include the sand sculpting competition, an interactive Kid Zone and a petting zoo.
Omaha, NE – The American Red Cross plans to consolidate its blood donor call centers into three central locations, with one in the Omaha area.
The new call center will open in July in the Chalco Valley Tech Center. It'll mean 125 new jobs for the metro area. Red Cross spokeswoman April Oppliger says the call center consolidation will improve both customer service and efficiency.