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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The struggle to recruit attorneys to rural areas hasn't let up despite several Plains states' efforts.

Beginning January 12th, new board members-elect, Craig Moody and Rick Yoder will take their seats on the OPPD board.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says programs designed to fight poverty in Nebraska aren't working together to address the problem from all possible angles.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The ACLU of Nebraska says low-income offenders often can't pay fines and bail amounts assessed in the state's courts, effectively creating a debtor's prison.

For many, the holiday season is about giving back to others. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's life and the way he made his fortune as an investor will be the focus of a new documentary on HBO next year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest Census data raises new concerns about the brain drain in Nebraska because the state has been losing twice as many people who hold at least a bachelor's degree in recent years.

Since the week of Thanksgiving, OPPD has had 90 reports of scam phone calls.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Officials with Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha say the base's popular annual air show and open house set for next summer has been canceled.

Omaha is a language that has been endangered for decades and is currently struggling to add new speakers.

This Sunday, the Wells Fargo Family Festival offers the community the opportunity to visit six different venues across the downtown area.

Eighth through twelfth grade students are encouraged to enter the 16th Annual Teen Poetry Bash hosted at the W. Dale Clark Library downtown this Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The next Omaha Science Cafe will focus on the use of science to help save endangered clouded leopards and Sumatran tigers.

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%. 

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.

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.

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