Omaha, NE – More than 500 athletes are in Omaha for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
The Games began Friday and continue through Tuesday at Qwest Center Omaha, UNO, Northwest High School and other locations. Disabled military veterans from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Great Britain are competing in 17 events, including basketball, swimming, softball, and track.
Events also include a Kids Day, where disabled children in Omaha will be mentored by the athletes and participate in events of their own.
Omaha, NE – An organization called Project Vote Smart is traveling the country to teach voters how to be better informed.
Project Vote Smart's web site, www.votesmart.org, contains information about 40,000 lawmakers. Voters can find a lawmaker's voting record, campaign finance records, issue positions, statements, and biography. Both state and federal lawmakers are included in Project Vote Smart's information.
Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.
Omaha, Nebraska – 2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's Jackson Elementary school students have a new playground.
Last week, more than 200 volunteers built the school's play area in one day. Several organizations contributed financially to the playground project. Jackson Elementary students cut the ribbon Monday morning that officially opened the playground to the community.
Omaha, NE – Project Vote Smart is bringing its Voter Self-Defense System bus tour to Omaha next week.
The non-partisan organization runs a web site that houses voting records, campaign finance information, speeches, and issue positions of lawmakers and candidates, both state and federal.
Tony Boehm of Project Vote Smart says the bus tour is designed to educate voters about the group's resources. The Project's tour bus is equipped with a small theatre and a computer lab for voters to research candidates and lawmakers.