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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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Election 2008
1:24 am
Mon February 11, 2008

Strong participation in Nebraska's first-ever caucus

Jazz
9:43 am
Sat February 9, 2008

Bob Dylan: Live At the Newport Folk Festival

Special explores Dylan's artistic transformation.

Omaha, Nebraska – Bob Dylan: Live At the Newport Folk Festival chronicles Bob Dylan's Newport Festival performances, and his transformation from acoustic newcomer to electric outlaw.

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Omaha Public Radio News
8:22 am
Sat February 9, 2008

Obama wins Nebraska

Omaha, NE – With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Senator Barack Obama has 67.5 percent of the vote, to Senator Hillary Clinton's 32.2 percent. Turnout for the state's first-ever Democratic caucus was strong, with more than 30,000 people participating. Nebraska Democratic Party spokesman Eric Fought says this was the first time many Nebraskans have had a voice in the Presidential nominating process. Nebraska has 24 presidential delegates.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:46 am
Fri February 8, 2008

Romney departure leaves one less choice for Nebraska Republicans

Omaha Public Radio News
3:13 am
Wed February 6, 2008

Nebraska Democrats preparing for Saturday's caucus

Omaha Public Radio News
11:37 pm
Tue February 5, 2008

State Senator wants special fund for NET

Omaha, NE – Senator Bill Avery proposed LB 905, which sets up the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Programming Endowment Fund. Avery's legislation would set aside $50 million from Nebraska's cash reserve. The interest accrued on that money would be diverted into the special state fund.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:31 pm
Tue February 5, 2008

National Weather Service predicting a calm start to spring

Omaha, NE – Van DeWald is one of the lead meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Valley. He says before yesterday, the area was three and a half inches above normal for snowfall this winter. But Dewald says it hasn't been colder than normal, and additional winter weather is expected over the next six weeks.

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