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Omaha Public Radio News
9:25 am
Fri January 14, 2011

State Patrol asked to investigate Forward Omaha

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle's anti-recall group says their program busing people to the Douglas County Election Commission for early voting will continue.

Forward Omaha issued a statement early Friday morning, two days after they bused homeless people to the Election Commission for early voting. The program came under fire as some voters reported being paid five dollars. Forward Omaha combined programs giving rides to voters and busing them to a training program, where they were paid for their time.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:53 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Cold weather advice from the Douglas County Health Department

Omaha, NE – Winter is in full swing in Nebraska and that can mean unpredictable weather in terms of both temperatures and precipitation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:46 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

Naturally 7 brings their vocal skills to the Holland Center on Friday

Naturally 7

Omaha, NE – A cappella group Naturally 7 performs at the Holland Center this Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Musical Director and singer Roger Thomas says the group presents an assorted repertoire, from R&B and gospel to jazz and rock. The ensemble originated in New York City in 1999 and toured Omaha last June, opening for singer Michael Buble. Thomas says the group specializes in vocal play. He says using vocal play, "we become the instruments. We are a human band: guitars, horns, drums, bass, all done vocally."

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:07 pm
Thu January 13, 2011

State of the State: Governor Heineman says he's optimistic about Nebraska's future

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says some state programs will be cut or eliminated in the new biennial budget.

Heineman delivered his State of the State address Thursday. Nebraska faces a $986 million dollar budget deficit in the 2011-2013 biennium. The Governor says his budget plan fully funds schools and would create jobs.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:54 am
Thu January 13, 2011

Omaha tops Forbes list of America's most affordable cities

Omaha, NE – Omaha tops Forbes Magazine's list of the nation's most affordable cities.

Forbes chose the most affordable cities based on the asking price of homes for sale, salaries of workers, cost of living, and unemployment rates. Omaha was chosen, according to Forbes, because of the city's inexpensive real estate, low cost of living, and Nebraska's low unemployment rate.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:22 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Wild about Nature the next concert on the Omaha Symphony's Family Concert Series

Fishing Lessons by
Thomas Mangelsen

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Symphony presents Wild about Nature this Sunday at 2:00 in the Holland Performing Arts Center.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:21 am
Wed January 12, 2011

UNMC doctor reflects on medical missions following Haiti earthquake

Omaha, NE – It was one year ago Wednesday that a major earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 200,000 people.

Medical teams from Creighton University Medical Center and UNMC went to Haiti to provide care and perform surgeries after the quake. UNMC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Rubens Pamies made several visits to Haiti, his home country, over the past year on medical missions.

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Jazz
9:20 am
Wed January 12, 2011

Talkin' Low Country Blues

Gregg Allman talks about his new CD "Low Country Blues" Monday night at 8:00PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:16 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Community says goodbye to Millard South administrator

Omaha, NE – About two thousand people gathered at a west Omaha church Tuesday morning to say goodbye to Millard South High School's Assistant Principal.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:33 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Omaha issues snow emergency

Omaha, NE – Five to seven inches of snow had fallen in eastern Nebraska Monday morning as a winter storm continues to move through the area.

A snow emergency is in effect in Omaha as of midnight. Since Tuesday is an odd-number day, all residents living east of 72nd Street must park their vehicles on the odd-number side of the street.

13 private contractors are working to clear residential areas in Omaha, while Public Works crews are plowing and applying de-icing material on main streets.

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