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.
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.
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.
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.
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.