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Omaha Public Radio News
6:51 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa mark Severe Weather Awareness Week

Omaha, NE – This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Each year, the National Weather Service sets aside a week for public education about tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and floods. An emphasis is placed on safety and planning for severe weather events. Monday's events focus on flooding. Tuesday's focus is severe thunderstorms, and Wednesday focuses on tornadoes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:25 am
Fri April 3, 2009

Area Boy Scouts collecting food during Scouting for Food drive

Omaha, NE – Area Boy scouts are taking part in a project that helps out the metro area's less fortunate.

The 15th annual Scouting for Food drive sponsored with Con-Agra Foods helps out local food banks and teams up with Boy Scouts to replenish their local food bank.

Scouts from the Omaha based Mid-America Council placed bags at houses throughout the metro area last week. This Saturday the scouts will return to the houses and collect the bags of food.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:12 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Unicameral approves revisions to concealed carry law

Lincoln, NE – Concealed weapons would be allowed in churches under a bill advanced by the Nebraska Legislature Thursday.

A 2006 law allows Nebraskans to carry concealed handguns, but churches were among places where such weapons were prohibited. The amendment to allow this change in the law was sponsored by Senator Beau McCoy. He says it will give an added measure of protection to places of worship.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:09 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Nebraska AFL-CIO: Employee Free Choice Act needed

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska AFL-CIO says the Employee Free Choice Act is necessary to help small businesses grow.

AFL-CIO leaders and two small business owners held a forum Thursday in Omaha about the EFCA. Supporters, including the AFL-CIO, say the act will make it easier for workers to unionize. Opponents say the bill could devastate businesses.

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Jazz
12:13 pm
Wed April 1, 2009

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

Program to air April 2nd at 8:00pm

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:02 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Voter turnout for city primary election predicted to be 22 percent

Omaha, NE – Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps predicts 22 percent of Omaha's registered voters will cast ballots in next Tuesday's primary election.

Phipps issued his prediction Tuesday. He says voter turnout for the city's Primary Elections usually only attracts Omaha's more activist voters.

If Phipps' prediction is correct, that means 53,200 votes will be cast in the Primary. In 2001, more than 60,000 Omahans vote in the primary election. Four years later, 41,000 voted.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:36 pm
Mon March 30, 2009

VA opens new clinic in Bellevue

Omaha, NE – The VA of Nebraska-Western Iowa has opened a new clinic in Bellevue.

The center at Offutt Air Force Base opened Monday. It's located inside Offutt's Ehrling-Bergquist Center at 2501 Capehart Road.

VA officials say the new clinic is designed to give veterans in Bellevue and Sarpy County access to primary health care. The new clinic features exam and minor procedure rooms, as well as a videoconferencing area. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:54 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Police: deaths appear to be a murder-suicide

Omaha, NE – Omaha Police have identified the victims of an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night in Midtown.

71-year-old Robert Anderson and 63-year-old Karla Anderson were found dead inside a home at 112 South 50th Street. Omaha Fire and Rescue Personnel were called to the home around 10:30 Sunday night for a report of an unconscious person. They found Mrs. Anderson's body and notified Police. Police found Mr. Anderson's body inside the home a short time later.

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Jazz
7:29 am
Sat March 28, 2009

An Interview with Joshua Redman

Saxophonist explores the frontiers of Jazz.

(21:20)

Omaha,Nebraska – Last Call presents an interview with noted saxophonist Joshua Redman. The saxophonist's latest effort, Compass, explores the frontiers of jazz with a novel configuration of musicians.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:43 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Deadline to request early voting ballot approaching

Omaha, NE – Early voting for Omaha's April seventh city primary is reported to be slow and steady.

Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says his office has mailed about about four thousand to five thousand ballots to early voters. He says anyone coming in to the Election Commission office to vote early won't have to wait in line.

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