Washington, D.C. – If President Obama wants to pass his health care bill, he'll need the votes of Democratic senators like Nebraska's Ben Nelson. But after hearing the president's speech Wednesday night, Nelson said he's still not convinced. From Capitol News Connection, Eric Niiler reports.
Omaha, NE – With 14 months until the 2010 election, Nebraska's Second Congressional District race already has three candidates.
Wednesday, State Senator Tom White declared his candidacy for the Congressional seat that includes most of the Omaha metro area. Republican Matt Sakalosky is running for the Second District seat. So is the incumbent, Congressman Lee Terry. Terry was first elected to the Second Congressional District in 1998. He was re-elected last November in a close race with Democrat Jim Esch.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Public Library has extended the community challenge two weeks.
The community challenge was issued in late August in response to budget cuts. The library's 2009 budget was cut three times. Officials planned to close branches, eliminate programs and reduce hours in response.
Omaha, NE – State Senator Tom White is officially running for the Second Congressional District.
White announced his candidacy Wednesday morning at the Omaha Press Club. He was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 2006, serving on the Business and Labor, Revenue, Rules, and Urban Affairs Committees. In July, White announced the formation of an exploratory committee a first step toward a 2010 run.
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police are asking for the public's help to locate an arsonist.
Police and Fire officials were called to Beth Israel Synagogue July 30th for a report of a playground on fire. Arson investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. It caused $10,000 worth of damage to the equipment, which is a total loss.
Omaha, NE – Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson has been upgraded to good condition, one week after suffering a stroke and heart attack.
Sigerson remains at Alegent Lakeside Hospital after suffering the stroke and heart attack at his northwest Omaha home August 29th. In a statement issued Sunday, the Sigerson family says the District 7 Councilman is out of intensive care and listed in good condition. He's scheduled to begin a formal rehabilitation program this week.