Omaha, NE – Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says building a wall between the United States and Mexico isn't the answer.
Fox spoke to a crowd Tuesday at Omaha's Orpheum Theatre about the financial crisis, immigration and President-elect Barack Obama. The former Mexican President's speech followed the signing of a contract with Gallup for services to the Centro Fox Foundation.
Omaha, NE – Peace Center USA hopes to provide Veterans with another outlet for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment.
Omaha's Peace Center USA is launching a PTSD treatment program in January. It's designed to help Veterans who may be uncomfortable receiving treatment for the disorder at the VA Hospital. Families and loved ones of Veterans can also receive treatment through Peace Center's program.
Omaha, NE – Metropolitan Community College officials want lawmakers to change the state aid funding formula for those schools.
Metro Board of Governors Chairman Dave Newell says they're requesting a freeze of the current system. He says right now, the state aid funding formula relies too heavily on property tax relief, which Newell believes is unfair to students.
Omaha, NE – Voters in Nebraska chose Mike Johanns as their next U.S. Senator. Johanns defeated Democrat Scott Kleeb tonight to win the Senate race. Johanns is a former Governor and Secretary of Agriculture.
The Second Congressional District race went to Republican Lee Terry. Terry won by a 53 to 47 percent margin over Jim Esch.
Omaha, NE – Mike Johanns brings a wealth of experience to the U.S. Senate race. He's a former Lancaster County Commissioner, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska Governor, and Secretary of Agriculture. But Johanns says he has an open-door policy and would bring all sides to the table if he's elected to the Senate. In the third of our five-part series of candidate profiles, Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp introduces you to Mike Johanns and where he stands on the issues.
Omaha, NE – Second District Congressman Lee Terry says there's unfinished business in Washington--and he hopes voters send him back to finish it. Terry is a five-term member of the U.S. House and the Republican Candidate in the Second District race. Recent polls have him in a virtual dead heat with his Democratic opponent, Jim Esch. In the second of our five-part series of candidate profiles, Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp introduces you to Lee Terry, and where he stands on the issues.
Omaha, NE – Jim Esch narrowly lost to Lee Terry in the 2006 Second Congressional District race. Esch was a newcomer to politics then. This Election season, Esch is once again running against Terry. Esch's campaign has more money and the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. This week on Omaha Public Radio, we'll bring you profiles of Jim Esch, Lee Terry, and the candidates for U.S. Senate and Iowa's Fifth Congressional District.
Omaha, NE – Internet company Yahoo! plans to build two operations in the Omaha metro area.
Yahoo! officials announced Friday morning that a Data Center will be built in La Vista. Also, a Customer Care Center is planned in west Omaha. Together, the projects represent a more than $100 million investment.