Omaha, NE – Fremont's new law banning hiring or renting to illegal immigrants remains on hold as two lawsuits are heard in court.
The Fremont City Council voted Tuesday to suspend implementation of the law while lawsuits are pending. This weekend, a concert in Omaha's Benson neighborhood seeks to raise money to fight Fremont's law.
Omaha, NE – The president of an Omaha business alliance says local businesses are holding their own in the economic recession.
The Omaha Local Independent Business Alliance, or OLIBA, is a group of mostly restaurants and retail shops. OLIBA president Ellen Scott says the rise in national chains and so-called big box stores poses a challenge to small businesses.
Omaha, NE – Getting kids ready to go back to school sometimes includes shopping for new clothes or school supplies. But, Dr. Archana Chatterjee, Professor of Pediatrics at Creighton University, says it's also the time to make sure your kids are up to date on their immunizations. She says immunizations are one of the best ways to protect children from a number of different infectious diseases.
Omaha, NE – A new report says Nebraska has the smallest percent in the nation of teens not attending school and not working, and kids living in families where no parent has a full-time job year-round.
The Kids Count report was released Tuesday. It shows 16 percent of 16 to 19 year-olds aren't in school and aren't working. 19 percent of Nebraska children live in families where no parent has a full-time job year-round.
Omaha, NE – Mayor Jim Suttle's property, wheel and restaurant tax proposals came under scrutiny during Omaha's first community budget forum.
About 250 people attended the first of four forums on the 2011 budget. The budget has a $34 million deficit, more than $21 million of which is in the general fund. After presentations of city departments' budgets, Suttle took questions from the crowd about the wheel tax, police contract, and the city's budget difficulties.