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The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded 6.5 million dollars in grants and initiatives in its most recent cycle.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The demolition and relocation of the Omaha Salvation Army's Renaissance Center is expected to allow more space for its new nearby facility to thrive.

Joe Reardon, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker Thursday at the Heartland 2050 Winter Summit.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new nonstop flight from Omaha's airport to the West Coast has been announced.

The average credit score in the city of Omaha is 682.  The city ranks #10 in a list of large cities when it comes to high credit scores.  San Francisco is #1 with an average credit score of 712.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Firefighters and others have freed a worker trapped for nearly seven hours in a deep trench in west Omaha.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue City Council has voted to seek money for a 90-foot observation tower as part of a $1.7 million Missouri River research station the University of Nebraska at Omaha wants to build.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln officials are looking at installing playground equipment for adults, prompted by a resident who brought home the idea from a trip to China.

The Council Bluffs Wi-Fi Consortium recently announced the launch of its 3rd phase of B-Link, the Bluffs Community Wi-Fi project.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say people who use Omaha's airport soon can fly nonstop to Miami.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force Reserves will qualify for military honor license plates under a new Nebraska law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County grand jury is recommending all law enforcement officers be equipped with body cameras.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is celebrating 150 years of statehood with a series of tributes to its history and culture.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A financial assessment estimates it would cost $156 million to build and equip a streetcar line in Omaha and about $7.5 million annually to operate the line.

The Visiting Nurse Association is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its annual Art & Soup fundraiser this weekend.

SIDNEY, Iowa (AP) — At least three students have been injured in a collision between a school bus and a pickup truck near the front of a school in southwest Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a Papillion man who says he was unlawfully detained and wrongly treated as an illegal immigrant by Sarpy County officials.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for a lead and copper mining company's lawsuit against Union Pacific over lead pollution to move forward.

Easter Seals Nebraska is currently holding registration for its summer camp. Jami Biodrowski, Program Director for Camp, Respite & Recreation, says the camp serves people with any disability, from 5 years old and up. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A partnership between the city of Omaha and the Empowerment Network hopes to have jobs for a record number of teenagers this summer to teach life and employment skills.

On Monday, February 20th, there will be a Light the Way event at 5:30.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants anglers to check the thickness of the ice before venturing out to catch a few fish this winter.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Small groups of protesters gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics in western Iowa's Council Bluffs, as wells as Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday as part of a nationwide movement to urge Congress and President Donald Trump to strip the agency of all federal funding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A grand jury has been presented with a 3-D reproduction of the scene where a man was shot to death by a Lincoln police officer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An investigation into allegations that members of a fraternity made vulgar comments during the Women's March in Lincoln last month has led the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to suspend the school's Phi Gamma Delta chapter.

Taxes are due this year on April 18th instead of the 15th since the 15th is a Saturday and the 17th is Emancipation Day, which is celebrated in Washington DC.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man who jumped into the Missouri River from a pedestrian bridge that connects Omaha with Council Bluffs, Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An online survey of people getting married suggests that weddings in Nebraska and Iowa tend to have the biggest guest lists in the nation.

The U.S. has taken in nearly 270,000 immigrants and refugees during the past decade from the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban.

AAA and the Auto Club Group Safety Foundation’s Tow to Go program begins today and runs through Monday morning. 

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