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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

Iowa begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Council Bluffs, IA – Same-sex couples can now apply for marriage licenses in Iowa.

Recorders' offices began accepting those applications Monday. Pottawattamie County Deputy Recorder George Farrage says 11 same-sex couples applied for licenses Monday morning. Three of those couples are from Nebraska. Farrage says the Recorders' office also received inquiries from same-sex couples in Kansas, Missouri and Colorado.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:26 pm
Thu April 23, 2009

Sarpy County schedules three public meetings for input on site finalists

Sarpy County, NE – Sarpy County plans to hold three public meetings next week to get input on the finalists for a new ballpark.

On Tuesday, the Sarpy County Board approved three site finalists. One is the Kennedy Town Center, located at Highway 75 and Chandler Road in Bellevue. Another is along 120th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion. The third site is Southport West, at 126th Street and Giles Road in La Vista, near the Cabela's and Embassy Suites.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:36 am
Thu April 23, 2009

Ribbon cutting this weekend for new VA clinic

Bellevue, NE – The VA of Nebraska-western Iowa is planning an official opening of its new clinic this Saturday.

The Bellevue clinic is located inside the health center at Offutt Air Force Base. It's anticipated that more than four thousand veterans will receive care at the new health clinic.

VA spokesman Will Ackerman says Offutt is a good location for a clinic because many retired veterans live near the Air Force Base. He says the new clinic will provide primary health care services.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:04 pm
Tue April 21, 2009

Sites in Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista considered for Royals ballpark

Papillion, NE – Sites in Bellevue, Papillion and La Vista are being considered as possible homes for the Omaha Royals' new ballpark.

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11:50 am
Sat April 18, 2009

An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus visits Omaha Friday evening, April 24th.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:48 am
Wed April 15, 2009

Bellevue University names new President, Chancellor

Bellevue, NE – Bellevue University has a new President.

The University announced earlier this week that Mary Hawkins will become President July first. She'll take over for John Muller, the current BU President. He's becoming the University's Chancellor and CEO of their foundation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:49 pm
Mon April 13, 2009

Nelson: full disclosure of site selection criteria needed

Omaha, NE – Senator Ben Nelson says he wants full disclosure of the Air Force's criteria for choosing which Bases house command centers.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:47 am
Mon April 13, 2009

Daub, Suttle to debate twice this week

Omaha, NE – Omaha's Mayoral candidates are set to debate twice this week.

Hal Daub and Jim Suttle were the top two vote-getters in the April 7 city primary. Their first debate is Tuesday night at the Omaha Public Schools Administrative Building. That debate begins at 6:30 and is sponsored by the North Omaha Voter Participation Project.

Daub and Suttle will also debate Thursday at the Omaha Press Club. The Press Club hosted a similar debate before the primary.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:18 am
Thu April 9, 2009

VA receives $7.5 million in economic stimulus funds

Omaha, NE – Major facility upgrades are coming to Omaha's VA Hospital, thanks to economic stimulus money.

The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa received $7.5 million in stimulus money. It'll be distributed among the medical centers in Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island. More than half of the stimulus money is going toward two facility improvements at Omaha's VA Hospital.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:05 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Preparedness encouraged during severe weather season

Omaha, NE – With severe weather season upon us, the American Red Cross encourages the public to put together preparedness kits and practice tornado safety.

Dena Howard is Director of Programs for the American Red Cross Heartland Chapter. She says last year's violent weather stretched the Chapter's resources. One lesson the Heartland Chapter learned during last year's weather, according to Howard, is that many people are unprepared for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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