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Omaha Public Radio News
3:46 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

The Glory of Ukraine will be on view at the Joslyn beginning February 12th

Omaha, NE – One local art museum will present an unprecedented display of Ukrainian spiritual and national treasures. With more, here's Omaha Public Radio's Cheril Lee...

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:49 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Warning for Omaha metro until Wednesday

Omaha, NE – A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Omaha metro as ice and snow move in to the area.

Omaha Police suspended taking property damage accidents Monday morning as icy roads caused collisions. The Nebraska Department of Roads says extreme caution is urged if you're traveling in Omaha. You can check road conditions at www.511nebraska.org or at www.511ia.org.

The National Weather Service says up to ten inches of snow is possible by the time the storm moves out Wednesday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:02 pm
Sat January 29, 2011

Vilsack: agriculture is the strongest part of the U.S. economy

Omaha, NE – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the use of new technology not only helps farmers, but also rural schools and health care.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:01 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Omaha Mayor wins recall election by more than 2,100 votes

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle won Tuesday's recall election by more than 2,100 votes.

The Douglas County Election Commission counted 5,225 early voting ballots Friday afternoon. The result of those ballots was an increase in Mayor Suttle's lead to 2,130 votes. The unofficial results mean Suttle won Tuesday's recall election, and will serve out the remaining two years of his term.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:22 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Inaugural 21st Century Education Lecture to Feature Global Expert Charles Fadel

Charles Fadel

Omaha, NE – Brownell-Talbot Preparatory School is the site of the 21st Century Education Lecture next Tuesday, February 1st.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:18 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Kids Count report notes shortage in behavioral health services

Omaha, NE – A new report shows many Nebraska children don't have access to behavioral health services.

That's one finding in the 2009 Kids Count report, released this week by Voices for Children in Nebraska. The report examines childrens' health and well-being in areas of education, access to health care, and poverty.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:07 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Omaha Mayor turns his focus to jobs, controlling spending

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city needs healing and consensus following Tuesday's recall election.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:36 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Omaha Mayor appears to overcome recall effort

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle appears to have overcome an effort to remove him from office.

With all precincts reporting, 38,841 voters voted "no" to remove Suttle from office and 37,198 voted "yes." The race remained close all night, with Suttle leading at one point by only two votes.

But The Douglas County Election Commission says 5,700 ballots remain to be counted, including 5,000 early ballots. Results will be certified February fourth.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:55 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Nebraska Traffic Fatality Rate for 2010 is Among Lowest on Record

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Traffic Fatality Rate for 2010 was the lowest since 1944.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:18 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Unity Rally set for tomorrow in Lincoln at the State Capitol Building

Nebraska State Capitol

Omaha, NE – The Unity Rally for Nebraska Civil and Human Rights takes place on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol at Noon on Thursday.

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