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Nebraska Methodist College and the College of St. Mary are teaming up for the 15th year of hosting a community orientation. 

Allison Kinney-Walker, an Assistant Professor at Nebraska Methodist College, says these conferences have a different topic each year, with this year’s theme being: “Creating Engaged Campuses: Embracing the Immigrant and Refugee Populations.”  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has announced an "elphie" contest for a chance to win a behind-the-scenes elephant experience at the zoo.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state commission that will decide whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska has kicked off the first day of legal hearings on the project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hunters may begin purchasing Nebraska fall turkey permits later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A woman has been hosting monthly birthday parties for anywhere between 10 to 60 kids at a local community center in Lincoln.

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded $4 million in grant and initiative funding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Low oil prices and the high cost of extracting Canadian oil are casting new doubts on the Keystone XL pipeline as project developer TransCanada faces its final regulatory hurdle in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Boating safety courses are being offered all across Nebraska in August to help people learn about the laws that govern boats.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State agencies are making special preparations for the solar eclipse that's expected draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Nebraska.

A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources is going to build a 160-megawatt wind farm called Sholes Wind Facility in Wayne County, Nebraska. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ten artists have been painting storm drains in Lincoln to increase awareness that the drains lead directly to creeks and lakes.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska zoo plans to open a sperm bank and breeding facility for tigers at the zoo's nearby conservation park.

The Omaha Press Club’s most recent Noon Forum centered on Education in Nebraska, specifically the debate between school choice and charter schools.

The Metropolitan Utilities District is working to replace 354 miles of cast iron gas mains by the year 2027.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A handful of teenagers guided by professional architects have come up with a plan for one of Omaha's most historic yet evolving urban strips.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has reopened a portion of a new children's playground that was closed when a girl seriously injured a leg on it over the weekend.

Voices for Children recently released a data snapshot focused on the disparities among races and ethnicities of kids who enter the juvenile justice system and the outcomes they face.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two state agencies that regulate Nebraska's water are joining forces in an effort to provide more efficient, streamlined services to the public.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities is offering its Urban Thinkers Campus 2.0 in August.

Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day set for Saturday

Jul 5, 2017

The Omaha Police Department will be hosting a Metro Area Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day on Saturday, July 8th from 9 until 2 for those who have fireworks or guns they would like to dispose of.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eastern Nebraska health officials are warning that smoke from July Fourth fireworks could create air quality issues and trigger reactions in those sensitive to pollutants.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An invasive insect that threatens millions of ash trees throughout Nebraska is creating a new challenge for state and local officials who will have to chop them down: what to do with all of the wood.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who called for an overhaul of the state flag is turning to the internet to come up with a possible new look.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's agriculture secretary is traveling to China to celebrate the arrival of the state's first beef shipment in 14 years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln mail carrier faced an impossible task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers can apply for federal grants to help fight erosion on their land.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fireworks retailers are scrambling into Iowa after that state's ban ended last month and brushing aside concerns that the new policy could hurt sales for their existing shops along the border.

DIBS stands for Delivering Infinite Bookshelves.  The program encourages kids to read a book every night for fun while they’re out of school.

As the Greatest Show on Dirt continues this week, AAA-The Auto Club Group want to remind everyone that if you’re having car trouble, you can obtain free roadside assistance.

This weekend, Westfair in Council Bluffs will be the site of the Antique Spectacular.

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