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6:06 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Heartland 2050 Vision Approved by MAPA Council of Officials

Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s Council of Officials unanimously approved the Heartland 2050 Vision earlier this month.

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General News
6:06 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Study Shows Lead Affects Boys More Than Girls

A recent study conducted by Dr. Maya Khanna, Associate Professor of Psychology at UNO, focused on lead poisoned children living in Eastern Omaha.

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General News
9:47 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Ricketts: Lowering taxes, balancing budget doable this year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts says he's confident Nebraska can balance its budget this year while chipping away at the taxes that he says are hindering job growth.

The Republican governor tells The Associated Press the state needs to continue focusing on property taxes this year, but acknowledges that the work will be ongoing.

Ricketts will present his budget recommendations to lawmakers on Thursday in his first State of the State address. Though he declined to give specifics, the new governor says lowering property taxes are his top priority.

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General News
9:46 am
Mon January 19, 2015

President of Omaha's Empowerment Network to speak at UNL

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The president of Omaha's Empowerment Network is set to speak at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to commemorate Martin Luther King Junior.

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General News
7:16 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Senators seek to capitalize on Nebraska wind energy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of senators says Nebraska is losing in the nationwide push for renewable energy.

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7:14 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Keystone XL pipeline foes file 2 new lawsuits in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have filed two new lawsuits over the proposed route, after the state's Supreme Court recently tossed a previous legal challenge.

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General News
8:18 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Ricketts calls on Nebraska education board member to resign

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is calling on a state education board member to resign in the wake of bigoted comments about President Barack Obama that appeared on his blog.

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General News
6:06 am
Fri January 16, 2015

UNO's Inaugural TEDx Event Takes Place Next Month

UNO will host its first TEDx event on Saturday, February 28th.  Ben Jager, Lead Organizer for the event, says speakers include a poet and a concert organizer.

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General News
2:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Omaha mayor says now's not right time to merge crime labs

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor says now's not the time to merge the city and county crime labs.

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General News
6:06 am
Thu January 15, 2015

The US Army Corps of Engineers increased releases from Gavins Point for past few weeks

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Water Management Office increased releases from Gavins Point Dam from 17,000 cubic feet per second to 20,000 cfs late last month and earlier this month in an effort to offset water lost to ice formation.

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