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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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Omaha Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Gronstal: jobs top priority during Iowa legislative session

Sen. Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, is the Iowa Senate's Majority Leader.

Council Bluffs, IA – Iowa lawmakers return to session Monday with a new Governor and a divided Legislature.

November's election resulted in a Republican-controlled House and a Democrat-controlled Senate. Former Governor Terry Branstad won election over Democrat Chet Culver. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs says the Legislature must focus this session on job creation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:12 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

UNMC SHARING Clinics to have new schedule and new locations

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Medical Center will continue to provide necessary medical services for those in need through what are called SHARING clinics.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:40 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Classes resume at Millard South High School

Omaha, NE – Classes resumed Friday at Millard South High School, two days after a shooting there killed Assistant Principal Vicki Kaspar.

About one thousand students gathered outside the school this morning to walk in together. Two days ago, 17-year-old Robert Butler Junior shot Kaspar and Principal Curtis Case in the school's office. Kaspar died Wednesday night. Curtis remains hospitalized at Creighton University Medical Center. Butler then took his own life.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:23 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

Authorities: Millard South shooter used police service weapon, acted alone

Omaha, NE – The 17-year-old who shot two administrators at Millard South High School used a police service weapon and fired seven shots.

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