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Omaha Public Radio News
4:47 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Recall Committee collects more than 37,000 signatures

Omaha, NE – The Mayor Suttle Recall Committee collected 37,219 signatures during their 30-day petition drive.

Recall Committee members turned in petitions Friday afternoon at the Douglas County Election Commission. They need 26,643 valid signatures to force a recall election.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:23 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Project Interfaith is compiling videos through their Community Mosaic Video Project

Omaha, NE – Project Interfaith's Community Mosaic Video Project began in September and continues through February.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:44 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Building Bright Futures looks to expand school-based health centers

Omaha, NE – About 550 families have visited Omaha's six school-based health centers since August.

Building Bright Futures partnered with One World Community Health Centers and Charles Drew Health Center for the clinics. Three are in north Omaha and three in the southern part of the city.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:59 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Project Extra Mile seeks ban on caffeinated alcohol drinks

Omaha, NE – A coalition that seeks to stop underage drinking hopes the state of Nebraska will take action on alcohol energy drinks.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:17 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Friday deadline for Recall Committee to collect signatures

Omaha, NE – The Mayor Suttle Recall Committee is approaching a Friday deadline for collecting nearly 27,000 signatures.

Recall Committee members and volunteers began circulating petitions October 21st. They must collect 26,643 signatures to force a recall election of Mayor Jim Suttle.

Committee spokesman Jeremy Aspen says they know exactly how many signatures have been collected so far. But details won't be released until sometime Friday, when the petitions are turned in to the Douglas County Election Commission.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:59 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Community input needed on future of Omaha Public Library

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library's Executive Director says he wants the library system to have a clear vision through 2020.

A series of public forums on the future of the Omaha Public Library system begin Tuesday at the Millard Branch. Executive Director Gary Wasdin says a strategic plan is in the works that examines how each library branch can best serve its community. He says the goal is to improve on what's already a strong library system.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:28 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

New park, new name: Omaha Royals now Storm Chasers

Omaha Storm Chasers logo
image courtesy Lovgren Marketing Group

Papillion, NE – The former Omaha Royals are now the Omaha Storm Chasers.

Team officials announced the new name at a community event Monday evening in La Vista. The team has been the AAA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals for 42 years. For all but three of those years, they were known as the Omaha Royals. 1,500 names were submitted and nine finalists chosen in a name-the-team contest.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:42 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Tree of Lights campaign underway

Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign officially kicked off Friday evening.

The campaign's familiar red kettles began appearing last week in the Omaha metro area. Salvation Army of Omaha spokeswoman Susan Eustice says the need for assistance from the organization's programs is up ten to 35 percent this year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:09 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Omaha Royals to play at Werner Park

image courtesy Lovgren

Papillion, NE – The Omaha Royals will play at Werner Park starting April 15, 2011.

Royals team officials announced the stadium's name Thursday at a news conference. The ballpark is under construction at 126th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. It's on track for completion by April 2011.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:58 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Sen. Nelson says bipartisanship needed in a divided Congress

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator says tax cuts and incentives for businesses to invest in America need to be continued.

Senator Ben Nelson's comments came Wednesday during an appearance in Omaha. Nelson expects it'll be more difficult to get things done in Washington when Congress re-convenes. The November second election resulted in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.

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