General News

The Heartland Hope Mission saw a 43% increase in families served during their Thanksgiving turkey distribution.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha, a member of Prosperity Together, recently announced they will take part in a five-year, $100 million dollar initiative that will fund programs to promote economic security among women.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is currently offering an online survey to obtain public input on its long range transportation plan.

Together, Inc. commissioned the documentary Out of Frame: Unseen Poverty in the Heartland to bring awareness to the issue of poverty in Omaha.

The Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Thanksgiving, November 26th at 6:00 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln Electric System's new service center could cost more than double what officials first estimated when the project was announced in May 2014.

Close to 12 million out-of-town visitors spent $1.1 billion in Omaha last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state official says the ride-hailing service Lyft paid $3,000 to settle a complaint filed by Nebraska regulators.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state senators are considering what to do with a century-old institution for the developmentally disabled.

The PRIME TIME Family Reading Program continues this Saturday at the Charles B. Washington branch of the Omaha Public Library, with “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

Omaha will host its very own Urban Thinkers Conference November 16th and 17th at the Thompson Center at UNO.

The second annual IN the Neighborhood Conference takes place this Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30 at Metro’s South Omaha Campus.

WordCamp Omaha 2015 takes place October 10th and 11th at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Douglas County jury has awarded Omaha software developer Baldwin Hackett & Meeks Inc. $43.8 million in a lawsuit against a rival software firm.

Homeownership is down in Nebraska this year, and has steadily declined since 2008.

When the Military Avenue Neighborhood Association decided to commission Omaha artist Trudy Swanson to create a steel crane sculpture, she decided to take the assignment one step further.

United Way of the Midlands’ annual Day of Caring will be held throughout the day on Friday, October 9th.

The Director of UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies and Dean of International Studies, Thomas Gouttierre was the guest at this month’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.

Creighton University will present a public discussion forum on crisis management in conflict resolution tomorrow at the Harper Center Auditorium.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An innovative program for at-risk youths has won a grant that will allow it expand across Nebraska and serve a larger variety of struggling kids.

Heartland Family Service recently received 1.2 million in grant money from the United Way of the Midlands.

Family caregivers in Nebraska provide $2.5 billion worth of unpaid care, according to a recent study by the AARP.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is taking public comments on its Draft Joint Land Use Study and Background Report on Offutt Air Force Base through August 15th.

Partnership 4 Kids recently received a $50,000 grant from the United Way of the Midlands.

Several changes went in to effect in July to state laws regarding commercial driver’s licenses or CDL’s.

Huskers add full-time director of sports psychology

Jul 27, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A consulting sports psychiatrist has been named director of sports psychology for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dakota County has received the state of Nebraska's "Livestock Friendly" designation for its support of the industry.

Matt Morton, Chief Information Security Officer & Assistant CIO for UNO was the special guest at an Omaha Press Club Noon Forum earlier this month.

This Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA.

Omaha’s first 24 Hours of Impact event takes place this Friday, July 24th.