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Omaha Public Radio News
2:42 am
Fri August 22, 2008

North Omaha business expands, plans to add jobs

Omaha, NE – A longtime North Omaha business is expanding and plans to add jobs.

Interstate Printing is located on North 16th Street in Omaha, where they've printed catalogs, calendars and other materials for the past 52 years. Company officials announced Friday they've added a new printing press at a cost of three million dollars. The new four-color press prints the front and back of a page simultaneously. That means projects can be done in a more efficient manner.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 am
Thu August 21, 2008

Omaha Police Officer critically injured in shooting

Officer Paul Latschar is an eight-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department.
Photo courtesy Omaha Police Department

Omaha, NE – An eight-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department is in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center after he was shot Wednesday night.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:42 am
Wed August 20, 2008

UNO contributes more to critical thinking and analytical skills, according to a new report

Omaha, NE – A new report shows the University of Nebraska-Omaha does a better job than 176 other universities at teaching students critical thinking and analytical skills.

Those findings came from a report by the Council for Aid to Education and is based on results of a test 300 UNO students took last spring. The CLA, as it's called, tests students' critical thinking and analytical skills through an essay. Of the 176 universities whose students took the CLA, Nebraska-Omaha did the best job at teaching students those skills.

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Jazz
7:56 am
Wed August 20, 2008

The Best Of The 2007 Detroit Jazz Festival

Part one to air Thursday evening at 8pm.

Omaha, Nebraska – Join us as KIOS presents highlights from the 2007 Detroit Jazz Festival in two parts beginning Thursday August 21 at 8:00PM.

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Election 2008
2:46 am
Wed August 20, 2008

Jim Esch unveils economic development plan

Photo courtesy Jim Esch campaign>

Omaha, NE – Second Congressional District candidate Jim Esch is unveiling his economic development plan.


The Omaha Democrat's proposal includes improving infrastructure, supporting a green economy, retraining the workforce, enhancing opportunities, and focusing on small businesses.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:11 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Senate Agriculture Committee brings ethanol hearing to Omaha

Omaha, NE – Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson want to know if ethanol is to blame for higher food and feed prices.

Senators Harkin and Nelson held a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing Monday in Omaha. Testimony came from the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Pork Producers Association, ethanol advocates, and ag industry experts.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:57 am
Mon August 18, 2008

Open house, Air Show mark the end of Air Force Week in the Heartland

Omaha, NE – Air Force Week in the Heartland is over, and its final two days were celebrated with an Open House and Air Show.

Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue hosted last week's events. Thousands of people visited the base Saturday and Sunday to see aircraft on display and watch the Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Air Show.

Among the planes on display were an RC-135 equipped for intelligence and surveillance missions; an AWACS used for both wartime and peacetime efforts; and a Blackhawk helicopter.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:56 am
Fri August 15, 2008

Project Vote Smart releases results of Political Courage Test

Omaha, NE – Project Vote Smart is releasing its results of its so-called Political Courage Test.

The non-partisan group's test asks candidates if they're willing to support certain issues they'll likely deal with if elected. 40 percent of Nebraska's candidates for federal office and 26 percent of candidates for the Nebraska Unicameral passed the Political Courage Test.

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Jazz
8:36 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Jazz in June Festival

Eight part series concludes Thursday night on KIOS.

2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.

The final installment of the 2006 Jazz in June Festival will air on Thursday night. This show will feature more of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave's tribute to Louis Armstrong as well as the Norman North High School Jazz Choir.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:26 am
Wed August 13, 2008

Omaha hosts ethanol conference

Omaha, NE – Governor Dave Heineman says there are two important issues on the minds of Nebraskans right now Husker football and energy.

Heineman's comments came during the American Coalition for Ethanol conference Wednesday in Omaha. The conference brings together ethanol advocates, energy companies, builders and trade groups to discuss issues surrounding the biofuels industry.

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