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Omaha Public Radio News
8:18 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Kids Count report notes shortage in behavioral health services

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:07 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Omaha Mayor turns his focus to jobs, controlling spending

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says the city needs healing and consensus following Tuesday's recall election.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:36 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Omaha Mayor appears to overcome recall effort

Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle appears to have overcome an effort to remove him from office.

With all precincts reporting, 38,841 voters voted "no" to remove Suttle from office and 37,198 voted "yes." The race remained close all night, with Suttle leading at one point by only two votes.

But The Douglas County Election Commission says 5,700 ballots remain to be counted, including 5,000 early ballots. Results will be certified February fourth.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:55 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Nebraska Traffic Fatality Rate for 2010 is Among Lowest on Record

Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Traffic Fatality Rate for 2010 was the lowest since 1944.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:18 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Unity Rally set for tomorrow in Lincoln at the State Capitol Building

Nebraska State Capitol

Omaha, NE – The Unity Rally for Nebraska Civil and Human Rights takes place on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol at Noon on Thursday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Legislation would eliminate state aid to cities and counties

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:54 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Public meeting Thursday on 10th Street bridge expansion project

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:40 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Omahans go to the polls for recall election

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:51 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Nebraska has high levels of radon in homes

Omaha, NE – January is National Radon Action Month according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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Omaha Public Radio News
4:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

With Malice toward None opens at the Durham Museum

President Abraham Lincoln

Omaha, NE – Durham Museum is hosting a new exhibit called "With Malice toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition."

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