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Omaha Public Radio News
4:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

With Malice toward None opens at the Durham Museum

President Abraham Lincoln

Omaha, NE – Durham Museum is hosting a new exhibit called "With Malice toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition."

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:18 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

State of the City: Suttle says Omaha is financially stable

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city is financially stable and positioned for growth, but that could be jeopardized if he's recalled.

Suttle gave what could be his final State of the City address Friday morning. He faces a recall election next Tuesday. During his speech, Suttle highlighted his efforts to make Omaha financially stable, including raising taxes and negotiating new union contracts. He says that financial stability is in jeopardy if leadership changes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:48 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Recall supporters, opponents spar at Omaha Press Club forum

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is only a few days away from learning whether or not he'll be recalled.

Next Tuesday's recall election was the subject of this month's Noon Forum at the Omaha Press Club. If Suttle is recalled, he'll be only the second Mayor in Omaha's history to be removed from office since the recall rules were added to the city charter.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

City of Omaha ends 2010 fiscal year with surplus

Omaha, NE – Omaha finished the 2010 fiscal year with a $3.3 million surplus, according to City officials.

Mayor Jim Suttle and City Finance Director Pam Spaccarotella announced Thursday that a combination of hiring freezes, lower health care costs and attrition resulted in a surplus. Spaccarotella says 218 positions, mostly in the Police and Fire Departments, were left unfilled. Health care costs decreased, and the Omaha Fire Department budget finished in the black.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:29 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

UNMC releases new research on the effects of caffeine on kids

Omaha, NE – According to a study conducted by UNMC researcher and Dr. William Warzak, caffeine has a definite effect on the quality of children's sleep.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:24 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Republicans may get small changes, not repeal

Washington, D.C. – With the help of Nebraska and Iowa Republicans, the House approved a repeal of the new health care law on Wednesday. But since it's expected to die in the Senate, repeal supporters may have to settle for small changes in the bill.

"This is not the end of the repeal of Obamacare, but it is the beginning of the repeal of Obamacare," said Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:21 am
Thu January 20, 2011

State Senator wants voters to be able to recall state officials

Omaha, NE – State Senator Pete Pirsch is backing legislation that would allow Nebraska voters to recall elected state officials.

Pirsch introduced the legislation Wednesday. If it passes, voters could recall state Senators and Constitutional Officers. Senator Pirsch says the goal of his legislation is to bring parity to a system that right now only allows for the recall of local officials.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:00 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Snow Emergency last week tests the City's new procedures

Omaha, NE – The City of Omaha found itself in a snow emergency early last week as snow fell almost continuously over a 48-hour period.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:44 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

First annual 24-hour UNMC skate-a-thon takes place next week

Omaha, NE – An event at UNMC January 28th and 29th seeks to raise funds for Parkinson's research. UNMC is hosting its first-ever skate-a-thon January 28th through the 29th.

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1:05 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Governor details Talent and Innovation Initiative

Omaha, NE – Governor Dave Heineman says the Talent and Innovation Initiative will grow the private sector and Nebraska's economy.

Heineman detailed the four-part initiative during a news conference Tuesday. It's a $16.5 million package of economic development tax credits and incentives. One of those initiatives is the Nebraska Internship Program. Governor Heineman says that program could create 500 to 750 new internships each year for Nebraska students.

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