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Omaha Public Radio News
11:29 am
Fri September 4, 2009

14 months later, Little Sioux Scout Camp rebuilding

Omaha, NE – The first tornado shelter is complete at the Little Sioux Scout Camp.

The Camp was destroyed June 11, 2008, by a tornado. Four Boy Scouts were killed and four dozen more injured when the tornado leveled the shelter they were in. At that time, the Camp had no tornado shelters. The Ranger's house was also destroyed by the storm. 14 months after the storm, the first shelter is complete, and the Ranger's house re-built.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:46 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Health Department: treat swine flu, seasonal flu the same way

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Department says parents shouldn't panic if their children come down with the flu this season.

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Jazz
11:54 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Detroit Jazz Festival Highlights Program to air on KIOS

Program airs Thursday September 3rd at 8pm

KIOS will once again air a 2-hour special of highlights from the Detroit

Jazz Festival. The broadcast airs Thursday September 3rd at 8:00PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:21 am
Thu September 3, 2009

9/11 survivors, victims' families to help rebuilding efforts at Little Sioux Scout Camp

Little Sioux, IA – The Little Sioux Scout Camp is getting help with rebuilding from a group of 9/11 survivors.

The New York Says Thank You Foundation plans to bring 20 FDNY members, Ground Zero workers, victims' families, and financial district workers to Little Sioux starting Friday. They'll be building a chapel at the north shelter of the Scout Camp. That's where four Scouts were killed when a tornado devastated the camp June 11, 2008.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:51 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

VNA opens flu shot clinic

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says providers should start vaccinating patients against the seasonal flu as soon as the vaccine is available.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:10 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Omaha City Council approves amended 2010 budget

Omaha, NE – After a more than nine-hour meeting, Omaha City Councilmen approved an amended 2010 budget Tuesday night.

The $457 million budget has a projected $11 million deficit. Councilmen voted to cut $1.5 million from the Fire Department budget and $1 million for the purchase of police cars to save money. New revenue sources include a satellite television inspection fee, as well as increased building inspection fees. It also includes a two-and-a-half day furlough at a cost savings of $1.3 million.

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Omaha Public Radio News
7:53 am
Mon August 31, 2009

Budget vote set for Tuesday

Omaha, NE – The Omaha City Council is set to vote Tuesday on the 2010 budget.

The $457 million budget represents less than one percent growth over last year. More than half of the expenditures in the $284 million general fund budget are for public safety.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:06 pm
Sun August 30, 2009

Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson's condition improving

Omaha, NE – Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson's condition has improved. In a statement issued Tuesday evening, Sigerson's family says he remains in a critical stage. But they say he has begun therapy and is walking the halls at the hospital.

Sigerson suffered the stroke and heart attack Saturday evening. The statement says "We all believe in God's power to heal and continue to urge the community to continue praying for Chuck and the health care professionals."

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:07 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Demonstrations begin outside Bellevue abortion clinic

Omaha, NE – Pro-life and pro-choice advocates began gathering outside a controversial Bellevue abortion clinic Friday morning for two days of demonstrations.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:12 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

Douglas County reports first death from swine flu

Omaha, NE – Douglas County has its first death from the H1N1 virus.

Health officials announced Thursday afternoon that the victim was a woman in her 20s. She had an underlying medical condition and died Wednesday evening. The woman is from Douglas County.

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