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Omaha Public Radio News
8:15 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Sen. Rich Pahls in intensive care at a Lincoln hospital

Lincoln, NE – State Senator Rich Pahls is in intensive care at a Lincoln hospital.

Pahls represents Omaha's 31st District. A news release from Speaker Mike Flood's office says Pahls is suffering from an auto-immune condition. He's hospitalized at Bryan LGH West in Lincoln. No additional information about Pahls' condition was released. It may be several weeks before doctors determine when Pahls can return to the Legislature, according to his family.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:01 am
Tue February 2, 2010

Omaha receives Cities of Service grant

Omaha, NE – The city of Omaha has received a grant to hire a Chief Service Officer.

Omaha was one of ten cities nationwide to receive the Cities of Service grant. It recognizes cities that have a commitment to volunteerism and community activism.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:50 pm
Mon February 1, 2010

Business conditions report shows economic recovery

Omaha, NE – Creighton University's monthly business conditions report shows the region's economy is recovering.

The report is based on a survey of supply managers in nine states, including Nebraska and Iowa. In January, the Business Conditions index rose to 54.7. It was 50.3 in December. A figure above 50 indicates economic growth. Creighton economist Ernie Goss is encouraged by the January index. But he believes the economic recovery will be modest.

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8:35 am
Sat January 30, 2010

Last Call celebrates 14th Anniversary

Program will feature music from Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:49 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Nebraska lawmakers applaud call for bipartisanship, fiscal responsibility in State of the Union address

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and Congressman Lee Terry are applauding President Barack Obama's call for fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:23 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Creighton medical team returns home from Haiti

Omaha, NE – A nine member medical team from Creighton University Medical Center is home after spending a week treating victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:45 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

Nebraska lawmakers hope for economic, health care discussions in State of the Union address

Washington, D.C. – President Barack Obama gives his first State of the Union address tonight and Nebraska lawmakers from both parties want to hear the president address the same issues. Capitol News Connection's Peter Granitz reports from Washington.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:16 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Report examines voter behavior and student participation in electoral process

Omaha, NE – Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Assistant Director for Research and Outreach of the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies at UNO (OLLAS), recently released a report detailing the results of Project Animate. This service project, funded by the office of the Nebraska Secretary of State, took place in South Omaha, from the winter of 2007, leading up to the 2008 General Election.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:46 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Douglas County man dies of complications from swine flu

Omaha, NE – A Douglas County man in his 30s has died of complications from the swine or H1N1 flu.

The Douglas County Health Department says the man had been hospitalized since November. He had multiple underlying health conditions and died earlier this month.

The Health Department is offering free walk-in clinics for anyone wanting to be vaccinated against the swine flu. Those clinics are held every day except Sunday. More information is available at www.douglascountyhealth.com.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:03 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

Chuck Hagel: health care reform 'probably dead' unless lawmakers can compromise

Omaha, NE – A former U.S. Senator from Nebraska believes the House and Senate's health care reform bills are "probably dead."

Chuck Hagel spoke Monday in Omaha before an event to benefit PTSD treatment services for military veterans. Hagel left office in 2008 after representing Nebraska in the U.S. Senate for 12 years. He's now a distinguished professor at Georgetown University and chairman of the Atlantic Council.

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