Omaha, NE – More than 7,300 students are enrolled at Creighton University this fall.
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Mary Chase says this fall's enrollment is 7,350. That's 300 more students than last year. Creighton has its largest freshman class in history 1,054 students.
Chase says a growing student population poses challenges, especially in course offerings. But she says it's a challenge the school likes to have.
Omaha, NE – Calls to the United Way's 211 line are up as much as 50 percent this year compared to 2008.
The 211 line serves as a resource for referrals and information about utility assistance, food pantries, mortgage or rent assistance and other basic services. United Way of the Midlands spokeswoman Kathy O'Hara says call volume increased 30 percent in August compared to the same time last year.
Washington, D.C. – If President Obama wants to pass his health care bill, he'll need the votes of Democratic senators like Nebraska's Ben Nelson. But after hearing the president's speech Wednesday night, Nelson said he's still not convinced. From Capitol News Connection, Eric Niiler reports.
Omaha, NE – With 14 months until the 2010 election, Nebraska's Second Congressional District race already has three candidates.
Wednesday, State Senator Tom White declared his candidacy for the Congressional seat that includes most of the Omaha metro area. Republican Matt Sakalosky is running for the Second District seat. So is the incumbent, Congressman Lee Terry. Terry was first elected to the Second Congressional District in 1998. He was re-elected last November in a close race with Democrat Jim Esch.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library has extended the community challenge two weeks.
The community challenge was issued in late August in response to budget cuts. The library's 2009 budget was cut three times. Officials planned to close branches, eliminate programs and reduce hours in response.
Omaha, NE – State Senator Tom White is officially running for the Second Congressional District.
White announced his candidacy Wednesday morning at the Omaha Press Club. He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006, serving on the Business and Labor, Revenue, Rules, and Urban Affairs Committees. In July, White announced the formation of an exploratory committee a first step toward a 2010 run.