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Omaha Public Radio News
6:49 am
Mon February 8, 2010

Omaha's first Social Impact Forum focuses on community betterment, culture

Omaha, NE – The first Social Impact Forum Omaha is February 26.

The event focuses on how business leaders and the community can affect positive change in Omaha. The Forum's theme is "Challenge Yourself, Challenge Your World." Sessions focus on eating locally, creating a culture of prosperity, empowering youth, and social entrepreneurship.

Taylor Keen, co-chairman of the Social Impact Forum, says the event is geared toward both nonprofit and for-profit organization.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:44 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

Sen. Johanns wants accused terror suspects tried in military courts

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns says accused 9/11 terror suspects should be tried in military courts, not in U.S. civilian courts.

During his weekly conference call with reporters, Senator Johanns criticized plans to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terror suspects in civilian court in New York City. Johanns is co-sponsoring a bill that would ban Department of Justice funds from being used to pay for those trials. He says military courts are a more appropriate venue.

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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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Jazz
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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