Omaha, NE – Organizers of an upcoming conference hope it strengthens relations between Omaha's Latino and non-Latino communities.
The tenth annual Heartland Latino Leadership Conference is this Friday. The conference provides networking opportunities to Latino business owners in the Metro area. Workshops, scholarships, and advice on growing a business are all offered at the conference.
Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department plans to hold a third swine flu vaccination clinic this week.
The Health Department says another clinic is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Civic Auditorium. As with the clinics Tuesday and Thursday, only people at high risk of catching the swine or H1N1 flu can be vaccinated at the clinic. That includes:
Omaha, NE – Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry was one of 215 lawmakers who voted against a health care reform bill Saturday in the U.S. House.
The House advanced a health care reform measure on a 220-215 vote. The $1.2 trillion bill would extend coverage to nearly all Americans. It would also bar insurance companies from refusing to cover people based on pre-existing conditions.
Omaha, NE – Workshops on personal finance, credit, homebuying and identity theft are being offered during Money Smart Nebraska Week.
The financial education seminars will be held Monday through Saturday at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The goal is to educate the UNO community and public about issues surrounding personal finance and budgeting.
Washington, D.C. – Omaha launched its swine flu vaccination program Thursday with the Douglas County Health Department's first clinic. More than four thousand people lined up for one of the vaccines. Congress is now looking in to what caused a nationwide shortage that postponed Douglas County's clinics for weeks. From Capitol News Connection, Megan Hughes reports.
Council Bluffs, Iowa – The Iowa Board of Pharmacy is taking public comment about whether or not marijuana should be legalized for medical use.
The board held the last of four public hearings Wednesday in Council Bluffs. 13 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Susan Frey, Vice Chairman of the Board of Pharmacy, says the board must decide if marijuana should be moved to a different controlled substance schedule and, if so, what the implications would be.
Council Bluffs, IA – Construction is set to begin next spring on Council Bluffs' new public works operations facility.
Council Bluffs officials and Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge announced the project Wednesday. Its total cost is $7 million. Half of the funding comes from the state's $830 million I-JOBS program. Council Bluffs matched the other half of the funding.
Omaha, NE – State Senator Abbie Cornett says she won't consider any legislation introduced during the special session that calls for a tax increase.
The Unicameral returns to session Wednesday. Last week, Nebraska's economic forecasting board reported a $335 million shortfall in the biennial budget. Governor Dave Heineman wants specific reductions and across-the-board cuts. His budget reduction plans include canceling a state aid increase to schools in the 2010-2011 budget year.