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Omaha Public Radio News
12:50 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Omaha Press Club Educational Forum for May features Tea Party Movement

Omaha, NE – The Tea Party Movement was the subject of last week's Omaha Press Club Educational Series.

Americans for Prosperity state Director Brad Stevens was one of the guest speakers. He says the Tea Party Movement is best defined as conservative politics, with limited government, individual freedom, state's rights and having a constitutional framework for legislation as the key issues. Stevens says there is no leader of the Tea Party and there is no mission statement.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:47 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Eastern Omaha Business Expo Will be Held in June

Omaha, NE – The Eastern Omaha Business Expo runs June 25th and 26th at the TAC Building. The Expo is supported by a dozen different local organizations, including the United Way. United Way of the Midlands spokeswoman Kathy O'Hara says the purpose of the Expo is to try and help aspiring entrepreneurs as well as current small business owners who want to expand.

O'Hara says one of the keys to a successful neighborhood is strong commerce. She says small businesses offer jobs and create wealth and pride for local neighborhoods.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:26 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Omaha Councilmen to begin discussion of 2 AM bar closing ordinance

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Omaha, NE – The Omaha City Council plans to begin discussion Tuesday on a two AM closing time ordinance for bars.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:36 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Second District candidates discuss health care

Omaha, NE – A new report from the Congressional Budget Office says the health care overhaul law will cost $115 billion more than anticipated.

The CBO released the report earlier this month. It says the costs of administering new plans in the health law are largely behind the increase. The candidates for Omaha's Second Congressional District are responding to that report.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:45 am
Thu May 20, 2010

Urban life the focus of Downtown Living Tour

Omaha, NE – A dozen downtown Omaha buildings will be featured Saturday during the Downtown Living Tour.

The tour highlights residential living spaces, including Midtown Crossing, The Paxton, and SoMa.

Syl Orsi, developer of Dunsany Flats at Tenth and Pierce Streets, says the trend both nationwide and in Omaha is a movement back in to urban areas.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:17 am
Thu May 20, 2010

Open Door Mission's new Lydia House opens

Omaha, NE – Open Door Mission is celebrating the opening of its new Lydia House.

Lydia House provides emergency services and shelter to women and families. Open Door Mission Advancement Director Karen Applegate says the new building has space for 43 families and 72 women.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:39 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Lawsuit filed after Council vote on retiree health insurance premiums

Omaha, NE – A lawsuit has been filed following the Omaha City Council's vote requiring retirees to pay health insurance premiums.

Councilmen voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the plan. Starting July first, retirees will pay 25, 30, or 35 percent premiums per month for health insurance. For some retirees, that means $487 a month.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:07 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Three new measles cases reported in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Three new cases of measles have been reported in Douglas County.

The Douglas County Health Department said Wednesday that three children began showing symptoms Monday of measles. They're siblings of a child diagnosed with measles last week. None of the children had been vaccinated against measles.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:04 am
Wed May 19, 2010

Richman Gordman animals featured in new exhibit

Omaha, NE – A unique set of zoo land animals will soon be making an appearance at The Omaha Children's Museum. The animals include an elephant, a camel, a hippo and a kangaroo.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:16 am
Wed May 19, 2010

VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa Police Chief receives award

Omaha, NE – The Chief of Police for the VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa has been awarded The Chief of the Year by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dennis Moore has been with the local VA for two years. Moore was recognized for securing funding to implement a security overhaul that covered the three geographically separated health care facilities. He attributes his success to being surrounded by a good team of people.

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