Washington, D.C. – A method of drilling oil and gas practiced in Nebraska is becoming increasingly controversial nationwide with many residents complaining about water contamination. But legislation on Capitol Hill to increase regulation of the practice is stalled amid industry opposition.
Omaha, NE – America's Promise Alliance and ING recently named Omaha as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
City of Omaha Deputy Communications Director Catherine Mello says it's an outstanding recognition for Omaha and its partner, Building Bright Futures. She says America's Promise have several criteria in awarding the designation. They look for communities that make youth a priority by implementing programs that help keep youth in school and help prepare them for college and the 21st century workforce.
Omaha, NE – A University of Arizona law professor says the U.S. is in the midst of a water crisis.
Robert Glennon spoke Wednesday at Creighton University. He's the author of a book called "Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What to Do About It." Glennon says a U.S. population of 310 million people, along with few rules on conservation, mean some states are running dangerously short on water.
Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says 13 people died last year from confirmed cases of the flu.
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joann Schaefer says this year's flu vaccine includes both the common strain of flu and the H1N1 strain. Dr. Schaefer says now is the time to get a flu shot and be protected from the virus all season. While a flu shot is recommended for everyone over six months old, Dr. Schaefer says some groups are especially vulnerable to the virus.