Omaha, NE – A wide variety of questions, comments and concerns greeted Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey and the Stadium Oversight Committee during the first public meeting Thursday night regarding the downtown stadium recommendation. At that meeting, the committee made a 40-minute presentation about the decision to build a new ballpark, the cost estimates, and sources of funding.
The crowd of about 300 gathered for the first public meeting asked questions on a wide variety of topics, including:
Omaha, NE – Six Omaha women are being honored for their leadership and dedication to the community. The University of Nebraska-Omaha's Women of Color Awards honor women who lead and work to improve the lives of others. The winners are:
Dr. Mary Goodwin-Clinkscale, Arts and Humanities. Clinkscale is involved with the Greater Bethel Temple and United Way of the Midlands. She established the Growing and Building Together Children's Academy.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Works crews are starting work to repair potholes and remove graffiti city-wide. Public Works plans to have crews on the roads seven days a week, weather permitting, through April 11th to fix potholes. Crews are also working to remove graffiti from signs, benches and other spots.
Omaha, NE – Senator Brad Ashford is responding to Governor Dave Heineman's claim that lawmakers are ignoring Nebraskans' wishes by not passing an immigration bill. Governor Heineman was supporting a bill that would have denied federal, state and local benefits to illegal immigrants. He said the measure ensured that tax dollars are being spent wisely.
Omaha, NE – The Save Rosenblatt Committee is continuing its efforts to ensure that the College World Series remains at its current home long-term. More than one hundred people rallied outside Rosenblatt Stadium Saturday afternoon in an effort to encourage city leaders to keep the CWS at Rosenblatt.
Omaha, NE – The Chairman of the Save Rosenblatt Committee says he's optimistic that the College World Series will remain at that stadium long-term. Jason Smith says the NCAA has expressed interest in securing a long-term deal that would keep the CWS at Rosenblatt.