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Omaha Public Radio News
3:12 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson responds to health care speech

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
1:17 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

Three candidates for Nebraska's Second Congressional District seat

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:58 pm
Thu September 10, 2009

Additional property tax increase possible in 2010 budget

Omaha, NE – Omaha's 2010 budget includes $1 million for the purchase of new police cars, but no two and a half day furlough as Council members requested.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:57 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

Omaha Public Library extends community challenge two weeks

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:27 am
Wed September 9, 2009

State Senator Tom White enters 2010 Congressional race

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:15 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

UNO enrollment 15,380 this fall

Omaha, NE – More than 15,000 students are enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Omaha this fall.

Numbers released by UNO show total student enrollment is 15,380, a 2.6 percent increase over fall 2008. That figure includes 3,400 new freshmen and transfer students.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:41 pm
Tue September 8, 2009

Omaha Police seeking information on arsonist

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.

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Omaha Public Radio News
9:07 am
Tue September 8, 2009

President Obama speaks to the nation's students

Omaha, NE – President Obama is scheduled to speak today to the nation's elementary and high school students.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:58 pm
Sun September 6, 2009

Omaha City Councilman Chuck Sigerson upgraded to good condition

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.

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Jazz
11:52 am
Sat September 5, 2009

An Interview with Steve Raybine

In The Driver's Seat is vibraphonist's latest release.

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