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Omaha Public Radio News
9:40 am
Tue February 19, 2008

MECA chairman responds to stadium decision

Omaha, NE – MECA Chairman David Sokol says he's disappointed in the Stadium Oversight Committee's selection of Lots C and E for a new ballpark. MECA voted last week to reject any plan for a new stadium to be built on those parking lots. Sokol says the group's position hasn't changed and that permission will not be granted for the use of those lots.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:36 am
Tue February 19, 2008

Ballpark committee chooses Lots C and E for new stadium

Omaha Public Radio News
3:55 am
Fri February 15, 2008

Douglas County sets up Homestead Exemption Hotline

Omaha, NE – The Douglas County Assessor's office says resources are available for eligible taxpayers who have questions about the Homestead Exemption. Assessor Roger Morrissey says more than 13,000 applications went out earlier this month to seniors, physically disabled homeowners and physically disabled veterans. The Homestead Exemption is designed to provide property tax relief to those groups.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:52 am
Fri February 15, 2008

Building Bright Futures identifies education issues and needs

Omaha Public Radio News
2:55 am
Thu February 14, 2008

MECA says no to use of two Qwest Center lots for a ballpark

Omaha Public Radio News
2:46 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Project Extra Mile supporting new legislation

Omaha Public Radio News
2:43 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Omaha city councilman proposes Rosenblatt renovation plan

Omaha Public Radio News
2:56 am
Wed February 13, 2008

Democrat announces intent to run for Second Congressional District

Omaha, NE – Democrat Richard Carter announced over the weekend his intentions to run for the Second Congressional District seat. Carter is an Air Force veteran and an economics instructor at Metropolitan Community College. Carter says his campaign priorities include strengthening America's military and bringing troops home from Iraq. He also wants to end tax breaks for businesses that move out of the United States, and reward those who invest in America's economy. Carter has set up a campaign web site with more information.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:56 am
Tue February 12, 2008

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts wants additional art development

Omaha, NE – Bemis' Building a Creative Community discussion brought together panelists from different genres. The goal, according to Community Arts Director Natalie Linstrom, is to support budding artists and get the public more involved. Linstrom says community involvement is crucial to sustaining programs such as the center's discussions and workshops about art.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:29 am
Mon February 11, 2008

Congressman Lee Terry announces re-election

Omaha, NE – Second District Congressman Lee Terry was first elected to the U.S. House in 1998. He announced Sunday he's seeking a sixth term. Terry says he feels Congress still has a lot of work left to do, and he doesn't trust the direction other leaders want to take the country in. The five-term Congressman says his campaign will focus on security, energy independence and the economy.

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