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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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Omaha Public Radio News
3:21 am
Wed March 25, 2009

New Salvation Army community center months from completion

Omaha, NE – Construction is expected to be complete this November on a new Salvation Army community center in Omaha.

The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is being built on Y Street in south Omaha, between 27th and 30th Streets. The Krocs donated $60 million to the Salvation Army for construction of community centers nationwide.

You can hear more on this story Thursday on Omaha Public Radio news.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2009

NWS to survey damage caused by two tornadoes

Omaha, NE – The National Weather Service says Monday's severe weather spawned at least two tornadoes.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:56 pm
Sun March 22, 2009

Officials urge preparedness for severe weather

Omaha, NE – With spring comes severe weather season, and officials say now is the time to prepare for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

The Omaha metro area experienced an active severe weather season last year. Two natural disasters happened in Douglas County within 19 days of each other. One of those natural disasters happened in the middle of the night when two tornadoes damaged southwest Omaha and Millard. Another storm hit the Little Sioux Scout Camp, causing significant damage and killing four Scouts.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:35 am
Fri March 20, 2009

I-JOBS program seeks to put $750 million into Iowa projects

Council Bluffs, IA – Council Bluffs officials hope a $750 million state stimulus plan will mean road improvements, infrastructure upgrades, and the addition of a new Business Park.

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge was in Council Bluffs Thursday to announce the I-JOBS program. The $750 million would be divided among infrastructure, water quality, public building, and community projects statewide. The Iowa Legislature must still approve the I-JOBS program before funds are allocated.

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