Omaha, NE – A new report shows many Nebraska children don't have access to behavioral health services.
That's one finding in the 2009 Kids Count report, released this week by Voices for Children in Nebraska. The report examines childrens' health and well-being in areas of education, access to health care, and poverty.
Omaha, NE – Douglas County stands to lose $3 million if a bill in the Nebraska Legislature passes.
Governor Dave Heineman wants state aid to cities and counties eliminated, and that funding put toward other priorities. A bill in the Unicameral would do just that. Douglas County Board chairwoman Mary Ann Borgeson says if that funding goes away, the county will have to find $3 million worth of cuts in its budget.
Omaha, NE – Construction could begin this fall on a project to widen the 10th Street bridge in downtown Omaha.
Omaha Public Works officials say the 10th Street bridge will be expanded between Douglas and Farnam Streets. That'll allow for wider lanes and a center turn lane. The plan also includes wider sidewalks and new stairs leading to the Gene Leahy Mall.
Omaha, NE – Tuesday is recall election day in Omaha.
Voters decide Tuesday if Mayor Jim Suttle should be removed from office. If he is recalled, City Council President Garry Gernandt becomes Interim Mayor. If Suttle remains in office, there can't be another attempt to recall him for one year. Suttle's term ends in 2013.
Polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM. Omaha Public Radio will bring you coverage Tuesday night of the Mayoral recall election.