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General News
3:14 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

A New Electric Transmission Line Will Relieve Congestion, Enhance Security and Advance Wind Energy

The Midwest Transmission Project is a partnership between OPPD and Kansas City Power & Light to plan and construct a 150-190 mile electric power transmission line from Kansas City to Nebraska City. 

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Arts
5:06 am
Mon August 13, 2012

KANEKO Receives Multiple Monetary Gifts

KANEKO recently received three separate, anonymous gifts for one million dollars.

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General News
3:26 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

The Science of Solving Crime is the Subject of the next Omaha Science Cafe

Tuesday’s Omaha Science Café will feature a coroner, an FBI agent, and a forensic psychiatrist speaking about the science of solving a crime.

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General News
5:06 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Strategic Air & Space Museum Awarded a NASA Grant

Strategic Air & Space Museum

The Strategic Air and Space Museum was awarded a 2012 NASA Summer of Innovation Grant in July. 

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General News
3:29 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Bioretention gardens installed on MCC's Fort Omaha Campus

Metro Community College

Metropolitan Community College has partnered with the city of Omaha’s Stormwater Program to create two bioretention gardens on its Fort Omaha Campus.

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General News
2:19 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Innovative Aging Series Continues in August

Dollars & Sense is the focus of the VNA’s next segment on Innovative Aging.

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General News
5:06 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Completely KIDS is Offering an Open Forum on Gang Violence Prevention

An open forum called “Gang Violence and Prevention Awareness” takes place this evening at the South Omaha Public Library.

L.D. Richardson, Senior, Teen Specialist with Completely KIDS, says the teens in his program helped put the forum together.  Richardson says tonight’s forum will bring the community together and offer them information to improve the safety of South Omaha. 

The evening includes a presentation by the South Omaha precinct gang unit, former gang members and a victim of gang violence.  Richardson says prevention starts in the home.

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General News
5:06 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Ravel/UnRavel Starts its Citywide Tour this Weekend

Ravel/UnRavel on tour

Project Interfaith is taking its Ravel/UnRavel initiative to the streets starting this Sunday. Volunteers will be parking a classic Bel Air Wagon around the city, drawing attention to the project. 

The idea for Ravel/UnRavel unfolded in the spring of 2010 during the first week of a student project. 

For six weeks, kids took flip cameras and a list of questions concerning service, spiritual identity and beliefs, into the community. These interviews were then uploaded to a video blog on Project Interfaith’s website. 

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General News
5:06 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Move Over Law in Effect in Iowa

Courtesy of Iowa DOT

On July 1st, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a new law into effect.  Under the new “Move Over” Law, motorists who are ticketed and convicted for not moving over for emergency vehicles will face increased penalties. 

Kim Snook is with the Iowa Department of Transportation. She says the purpose of the law is to keep emergency vehicles and highway personnel safe while they do their work.  Snook says there are two simple rules everyone should follow.

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General News
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Metro Fireworks/Gun Amnesty Day Saturday

The 4th of July is over and the Omaha Police Department is offering individuals the opportunity to turn in leftover fireworks this weekend.

The Metro Area Fireworks and Gun Amnesty day will take place this Saturday from 9:00 to 3:00 at two locations: Ambassador Worship Center, 103rd and Fort Streets and Seymour Smith Park, at 72nd and Harrison Streets.  OPD Sgt. Matt Manhart says guns, ammunition and fireworks will be accepted at both locations with no questions asked. 

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