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Omaha Public Radio News
2:42 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Omaha Royals considering relocation options

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals are considering relocation options both inside and outside the Omaha metro area.

Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro says talks with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority are not ongoing, but not dead. Talks between the two sides are at a standstill. Cordaro says the fan experience, economics of the agreement, and scheduling are sticking points of any agreement with MECA.

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Jazz
11:09 am
Wed August 6, 2008

UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival concludes Thursday

Show to feature local high school jazz bands in concert.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:18 pm
Tue August 5, 2008

Congressman Lee Terry to join House Republicans in floor debate on energy

Congressman Lee Terry speaks at an energy rally Tuesday in Omaha.
Photo by Katie Knapp

Omaha, NE – Second District Congressman Lee Terry is returning to Washington D.C. Thursday to take part in House Republicans' debate on energy legislation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:31 am
Fri August 1, 2008

Omaha's past and present coming to life on a downtown mural

Artist Meg Saligman and her team work on the Fertile Ground mural project in downtown Omaha.
Photo courtesy Bemis Center

Meg Saligman talks about the Fertile Ground mural project and how she characterizes it.

Omaha, NE – Omaha's past and present are coming alive on a mural downtown. The project is called Fertile Ground and is scheduled for completion next summer.

Nationally-renowned artist Meg Saligman is painting the mural on the side of Omaha's Energy Systems building at 13th and Webster Streets. The mural will tell Omaha's story through its people and landmarks.

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Jazz
11:51 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Jazz in June Festival

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:44 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Nebraska and Iowa leaders planning an agriculture hearing in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin plan to hold an agriculture hearing next month in Omaha.

During his weekly conference call Wednesday with reporters, Senator Nelson announced the agriculture hearing, set for August 18 in Omaha. Harkin is chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:18 am
Tue July 29, 2008

Hot weather settling in to Omaha area

Omaha, NE – Hot weather is settling in to the Omaha area. Temperatures the rest of this week are forecast to be at or above 90 degrees.

The Douglas County Health Department says you should avoid outdoor activities during hot weather if at all possible. If you must be outside, drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. You should also limit outdoor activities to the early morning or evening hours.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:57 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Salvation Army opens two cooling centers

Omaha, NE – Temperatures this week are forecast to remain at or above 90 degrees. With hot weather lingering in the Omaha metro area, the Salvation Army is opening two cooling stations.

A news release from the Salvation Army of Omaha says the cooling stations are located at 2424 Pratt Street and 4032 Harrison Street. At those locations, people can get cold drinks and snacks while escaping the hot temperatures.

The centers are open through Friday from eight AM to five PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:15 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey not seeking a third term

Photo courtesy City of Omaha

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey says he's done a lot during his two terms in office but it's time for someone else to lead the city.

Fahey announced Tuesday morning that he won't seek a third term as Omaha's Mayor. That leaves the 2009 Mayoral race wide open.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:58 am
Fri July 25, 2008

National Veterans Wheelchair Games underway

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.

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