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Omaha Public Radio News
11:45 am
Tue May 19, 2009

Legislative setback not affecting Royals' decision to relocate

Omaha, NE – The Vice President and General Manager of the Omaha Royals says they still plan to move to Sarpy County.

Martie Cordaro's comments came Monday. Last week, Senator Abbie Cornett announced that her legislation won't be taken up this session in the Unicameral. That bill would provide funding mechanisms for Sarpy County to pay for a new stadium. Senator Cornett says the legislation could still be heard next year.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:24 am
Mon May 18, 2009

VA welcomes home Iraq and Afghanistan veterans

Omaha, NE – Hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were welcomed home Saturday.

The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa held its second annual Welcome Home Ceremony. At the event, veterans could find information about education, employment and reintegration services. Vendors also provided information about Family Readiness programs and veterans' organizations.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:33 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Does Suttle victory show demographics are changing?

Omaha, NE – A Political Scientist says Mayor-elect Jim Suttle's victory Tuesday night shows political demographics are changing in Omaha.

Suttle, a Democrat, defeated Republican Hal Daub by 1,436 votes. Suttle's victory follows a successful November election for Democrats that resulted in a split in Nebraska's electoral votes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:28 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Jim Suttle victory speech

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Omaha, NE – Omaha Mayor Elect Jim Suttle's acceptance speech at the Omaha Firefighters Union Hall on Tuesday May 12, 2009

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:41 pm
Tue May 12, 2009

Omaha's new Mayor: Jim Suttle

Omaha, NE – Omaha's new Mayor is Jim Suttle.

Suttle defeated former Mayor Hal Daub in Tuesday's city election. The two were locked in a close race all evening

In City Council District One, Pete Festersen defeated Sharon Chvala.

Ben Gray defeated incumbent Frank Brown, 57 percent to 42 percent, to win the District two City Council race.

In District Three, Chris Jerram was elected with 52 percent of the vote.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:42 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Final preparations underway for 2009 College World Series

Rosenblatt Stadium
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Omaha, NE – The College World Series is approaching and finishing touches are being placed to make sure the event runs effortlessly.

Kathryn Morrissey, Executive director of CWS Omaha says planning for this years College World Series began as soon as last year's ended.

Eight college baseball teams will compete at Rosenblatt Stadium from June 13th through the 24th. The College World Series will be played at Rosenblatt Stadium next year for the final time. It'll move to the new downtown stadium in 2011.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:35 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Omaha-based group builds housing for people with disabilities

Council Bluffs, IA – A $2 million project in Council Bluffs is designed to provide safe, affordable housing for people with disabilities.

Omaha-based MOSAIC is building two apartment complexes on the city's north side. When they're complete in June, ten units will be available for low-income residents with disabilities. The other four will be marketed to low-income individuals and families.

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Jazz
7:48 am
Thu May 7, 2009

KIOS presents Highlights from the 37th Annual UNO Great Plains Jazz Festival

Final program to air Thursday night at 8pm

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:21 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Newly-formed group seeking to have a role in Omaha's future

Omaha, NE – A newly-formed community group is seeking to have an active role in Omaha's future.

VOICE OMAHA was formed about a month ago. The organization has six core values: community involvement and engagement; transparency; equal opportunity and social mobility; advocacy for arts and culture; sustainability; and smart urban development. Those issues were identified by the steering committee as being the most important to the Omaha community.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:35 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Chris Gardner offers message of hope, opportunities during keynote in Omaha

Omaha, NE – CEO and motivational speaker Chris Gardner says bad economic times are an opportunity for people to explore what they really want to do.

Gardner was the keynote speaker Monday at an event honoring seven Nebraska youth for overcoming obstacles and serving their communities. The winners of the D.J.'s Hero Awards receive a scholarship. The awards are sponsored by the Salvation Army.

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