2:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Nebraska employment record expected in 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor says Nebraska employment is expected to top 1.1 million next year, a record high.

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2:00 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

As demographics change, groups look to increase equity in opportunities

By 2040, 39 percent of the Omaha metro area’s population will be people of color.

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Politics & Elections
2:18 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Report: Wage hike would boost pay for 143,000 workers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report by a national group says nearly one in six Nebraska workers would see a pay increase if voters opt to raise the state's minimum wage.

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2:41 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate inched up to 3.6 pct in July

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A newly released report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up to 3.6 percent in July.

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1:52 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Fischer co-sponsors paid family leave measure

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer is co-sponsoring a bill that would give tax credits to employers who provide paid family leave.

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General News
6:06 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Solid Majority of Nebraskans Support Minimum Wage Increase

Voices for Children did a poll in February asking Nebraskans whether or not they would support a minimum wage increase.

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5:06 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Women Still Paid Less Than Men

Data from the US Census Bureau reveals that a gender-based wage gap affects women throughout Nebraska. 

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8:34 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Good 360 opens national distribution and sorting center in Omaha

image courtesy Good 360

North Omaha is the new home of a national distribution company’s new centralized location.

Good 360 opened its distribution and sorting center on North 16th Street Friday. The organization gets donations of new surplus or out of season products from corporations. They repackage and donate the products to nonprofits, who distribute the items to people in need.

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Politics & Elections
1:11 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Omaha Mayor signs anti-discrimination ordinance


Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has signed an ordinance banning discrimination in all public places on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Mayor Suttle signed the ordinance Thursday at City Hall. The city council narrowly approved it Tuesday on a 4-3 vote. It bans discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals in the workplace and all public places.

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Politics & Elections
4:14 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Omaha City Council passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

The Omaha City Council has approved an ordinance banning discrimination in the workplace and all public places against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Councilman Ben Gray sponsored the ordinance. It passed on a city council vote of four to three. The vote came one week after a three-hour public hearing, where supporters and opponents made their case as to why the ordinance should, or shouldn’t, pass.

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