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The next Broadly Speaking talk, part of MAPA’s Heartland 2050 speaker series, is: “Growing Your Own: Why Entrepreneurship is Critical to Developing Black and Latino Communities.” 

The AIM award recognizes local talent and community builders in the technology community of Omaha.  Grace Erixon is the first high school student to win the award. 

The UNMC ice skating rink opened this past weekend and will remain open through February 5th.

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — One of Nebraska's largest farms will be up for auction later this week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three Omaha men and two eastern Iowa men will be honored during halftime of the Nebraska-Iowa "Heroes" football game on Friday.

The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program is focused on motivating students in grades K-6 to read.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on renaming a two-block street section in north Omaha for a local civil rights leader.

Project Harmony serves children and families in Douglas and Sarpy County dealing with child abuse or neglect issues.  They have just received their five-year re-accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several Nebraska churches have strengthened security around weekend worship services, and some have even added armed guards, because of worries about church shootings that have happened elsewhere.

If you’re planning some remodeling, you might want to check out the free items at Under the Sink’s recycle shop, the Re-Store. 

U.S. Election Debrief – What’s Next for U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East? is the title of the next Middle East Forum to be presented by the UNO Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.  

Alec Rome is a junior at Omaha’s Central High School.  Born with a voice for radio, Alec is using his natural talent as a sportscaster and doing play-by-play announcing for three different sports at his school.  With more, here’s KIOS News Director Cheril Lee…

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities conducted a feasibility study on using the Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln as a multi-use building several years ago.

The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association reminds you to replace the batteries in your smoke alarm when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday.

The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors approved almost $5 million dollars this quarter in grants and initiatives funding.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unseasonably warm week has aided farmers in getting crops out of fields in Iowa and Nebraska although both states remain slightly behind the five-year average.

A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates teen-involved crash fatalities increased 10% in 2015.  In Nebraska, they increased 20%. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Elizabeth Power, Marketing Director for the Women’s Center for Advancement, says they provided  22,000 services related to domestic violence and sexual assault last year.  

Tonight, the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is holding a public meeting to gather input for its 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is set to consider a master plan for Lakes McConaughy and Ogallala at its meeting in Ponca State Park.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A New York snack business is using Nebraska corn to create munchies from ingredients that haven't been genetically modified.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is completing its fall trout stocking through the end of October.  

Food Day is a national celebration focused on sustainable food, local food and healthy food policy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state agencies are bracing for a possible budget crunch that could mean less maintenance at state parks, fewer law enforcement officers and a slower response to livestock disease outbreaks.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor has returned to City Hall after injuring her back in a fall last week.

UNL supports students who knelt during national anthem

Sep 29, 2016

LINCOLN — UNL students clustered around Michael Rose-Ivey after a unanimous student-government vote Wednesday night to support the Husker football player and two teammates who knelt during the national anthem before last Saturday’s game.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An actuarial analysis shows the city of Omaha and its police and firefighters are putting enough into their pension fund for the first time in at least a decade.

The Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO recently released the results of the 2015 American Community Survey.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eppley Airfield officials have made changes to ease the parking crunch during construction of another parking garage.

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