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Election 2008
9:20 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Candidate profile: Scott Kleeb

Election 2008
8:50 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Candidate profile: Mike Johanns

Omaha, NE – Mike Johanns brings a wealth of experience to the U.S. Senate race. He's a former Lancaster County Commissioner, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska Governor, and Secretary of Agriculture. But Johanns says he has an open-door policy and would bring all sides to the table if he's elected to the Senate. In the third of our five-part series of candidate profiles, Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp introduces you to Mike Johanns and where he stands on the issues.

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Election 2008
10:42 pm
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidate profile: Lee Terry

Omaha, NE – Second District Congressman Lee Terry says there's unfinished business in Washington--and he hopes voters send him back to finish it. Terry is a five-term member of the U.S. House and the Republican Candidate in the Second District race. Recent polls have him in a virtual dead heat with his Democratic opponent, Jim Esch. In the second of our five-part series of candidate profiles, Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp introduces you to Lee Terry, and where he stands on the issues.

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Election 2008
1:29 am
Mon October 27, 2008

Candidate profile: Jim Esch

Omaha, NE – Jim Esch narrowly lost to Lee Terry in the 2006 Second Congressional District race. Esch was a newcomer to politics then. This Election season, Esch is once again running against Terry. Esch's campaign has more money and the backing of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. This week on Omaha Public Radio, we'll bring you profiles of Jim Esch, Lee Terry, and the candidates for U.S. Senate and Iowa's Fifth Congressional District.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 am
Fri October 24, 2008

Yahoo! coming to Omaha metro

Omaha, NE – Internet company Yahoo! plans to build two operations in the Omaha metro area.

Yahoo! officials announced Friday morning that a Data Center will be built in La Vista. Also, a Customer Care Center is planned in west Omaha. Together, the projects represent a more than $100 million investment.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:05 am
Wed October 22, 2008

Affirmative action debate heats up in Nebraska

Omaha, NE – Nebraska voters will decide in two weeks if the State Constitution should be amended to ban affirmative action in certain situations.

The ballot measure would ban preferential treatment in public hiring, contracting, or education. The group Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative is backing the measure and collected more than 172,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:47 am
Wed October 22, 2008

Douglas County Health Report Card shows mixed results

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Health Report card shows improvements in some areas and deficiencies in others.

The Health Report Card is based on several factors, including economics, infant health, childhood obesity, instances of diabetes, and domestic violence. Health Department Director Dr. Adi Pour says 14 percent of Douglas County's 18 to 64 year olds are uninsured. 60 percent of Douglas County residents are overweight or obese, and four people were killed last year in domestic violence situations.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:49 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Voter registration deadline approaching

Omaha, NE – Friday is the last day Nebraskans can register to vote in the November Fourth election.

Douglas County Election Commissioner Dave Phipps says registrations done this week must be done in-person. Omaha Public Radio's Katie Knapp reports.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:25 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Senator Clinton: it's up to an entire community to provide for children

Omaha, NE – Senator Hillary Clinton says the entire community needs to be involved in mentoring children and providing opportunities.

Clinton's comments came Tuesday during a keynote address at the annual Girls Inc. Lunch for the Girls. Omaha's Girls Inc. Chapter was founded in 1975 and serves up to 200 girls every day.

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Election 2008
2:40 am
Mon October 20, 2008

League of Women Voters says their name is being used unfairly

Omaha, NE – The League of Women Voters is striking back at the Nebraska Republican Party after they used the League's name in campaign ads.

State Republican Party officials claim that the information used in one of two flyers attacking a Legislative candidate came from a League of Women Voters survey. Greater Omaha Chapter President Linda Duckworth says no such survey exists. She says the information in the other flyer came from the group's Primary Voters' Guide.

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