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Omaha Public Radio News
7:51 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Blizzard Warning in effect through Saturday

Omaha, NE – A Blizzard Warning continues for Omaha through Saturday morning.

Snow increased in intensity Thursday evening. Near-blizzard conditions are expected to move in Thursday night as strong northwest winds create blowing and drifting snow. The National Weather Service says 10 to 15 inches of snow is expected in the Omaha metro.

Traveling is discouraged, but if you must do so, you can check road conditions at 511nebraska.org or 511ia.org.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:05 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Sen. Nelson: I stood by my principles, didn't ask for a special deal

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says he stood by his principles when he decided to vote in favor of a health care reform bill.

Senator Nelson's decision has drawn sharp criticism. But Nelson says he decided to vote for the $871 billion legislation because it helps Nebraskans and contains provisions he supports. Nebraska's senior Senator says he didn't ask for a special deal in exchange for his vote.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:07 pm
Sat December 19, 2009

Health care bill headed for final passage Thursday

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson was one of 60 yes votes Tuesday on the $871 billion health care reform bill. It was the second of three test votes needed before final passage.

Senator Mike Johanns voted against the bill.

The health care bill must pass one more test vote before its final passage. The final vote could happen Thursday.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:07 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Sen. Nelson: my vote on health care reform isn't for sale

Omaha, NE – Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says his vote on health care reform isn't for sale.

During his weekly conference call Wednesday with reporters, Nelson fired back at reports that he's been threatened with the closure of Offutt Air Force Base or offered something in exchange for a yes vote. Nelson says he hasn't been pressured, threatened, or offered anything, and dismissed the reports as rumors designed to distract from real discussion on health care reform.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:54 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Tree of Lights campaign short of its $2.8 million goal

Omaha, NE – The Salvation Army of Omaha is at 63 percent of its 2009 Tree of Lights Campaign goal with one week left.

This year's goal is $2.8 million. So far, $1.7 million has been raised at red kettle sites in the Omaha metro area. Salvation Army spokeswoman Susan Eustice attributes the decrease in donations to the down economy and recent bad weather.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:00 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Omaha Police seeking the public's help to locate a missing adult

Omaha, NE – Omaha Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing adult.

31-year-old Elizabeth Ann Turner has been missing since November 11. She was last seen in the area of 30th street and Ames Avenue wearing a grey swimsuit with pink trim and a blonde wig. Turner's mother reported her missing.

Turner is black, five feet four inches tall and 170 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Turner is schizophrenic and police say she left her purse and identification behind.

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Omaha Public Radio News
10:45 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Nebraska Medical Center bariatric surgery program receives award for excellence

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Medical Center has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

Med center officials announced the designation Monday. It's based in part on site visits, surgical procedures and outcomes. Medical centers must perform at least 125 bariatric surgeries a year to qualify for the designation.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:20 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Health Department emphasizes safety during bitterly cold weather

Omaha, NE – More bitterly cold temperatures are forecast this week in Omaha.

The Douglas County Health Department says frostbite can set in within a few minutes of being out in the cold. Resource Specialist Phil Rooney says cold weather safety starts with dressing warmly. If you must be outside, you should dress in layers and wear loose-fitting clothing. Tight clothing can reduce blood circulation. Pay special attention to your head, hands, ears and feet.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:31 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Together Inc. struggling to meet the needs of low-income Omahans

Omaha, NE – An Omaha agency providing food, financial assistance and other services is struggling to keep up with demand.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:28 am
Wed December 9, 2009

Classes canceled, traffic slowed in Lincoln due to snowstorm

Lincoln, NE – The city of Lincoln is digging out from Tuesday's snowstorm, which caused classes to be canceled and brought traffic to a stand still. Martin Wells reports.


Road conditions in Nebraska: www.511nebraska.org

Road conditions in Iowa: www.511ia.org

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