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.
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.
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.
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.