General News

Nebraska
2:15 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

NRC: Fort Calhoun Station closer to restarting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Regulators say the idle Fort Calhoun nuclear plant is making good progress toward restarting for the first time in more than two years, but some significant issues remain unresolved.

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Omaha
4:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Omaha named among top ten affordable cities for renters

Omaha has been named to Kiplinger’s list of the ten most affordable big cities for renters.

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Omaha
9:15 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Cost of new UNO arena rises almost $12 million

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The price tag for the University of Nebraska at Omaha's new arena has gone up nearly $12 million, and officials are blaming rising construction costs and design revisions.

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Iowa
2:01 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Iowa Gov. Branstad's brother fined by EPA for violations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The brother of Gov. Terry Branstad will pay a fine and spend $26,000 to install a wetland area after his cattle farm failed to comply with requirements of his clean water permit.

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Iowa
8:16 am
Thu September 19, 2013

2 killed in I-29 crash identified

MONDAMIN, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in western Iowa have identified two people killed in a crash on Interstate 29 near Mondamin earlier this week.

The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports that 18-year-old Salvador Valdovinos, of South Sioux City, Neb., and 59-year-old William Griffin, of Pine Bluff, Ark., died in the Monday crash.

Authorities say a pickup driven by Valdovinos went off the interstate around 6:50 a.m., overcorrected and crossed the center median, hitting the side of a northbound semitrailer in which Griffin was traveling.

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Omaha
2:00 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Documentary puts spotlight on food insecurity, childhood hunger

One in five Nebraska families is food insecure---meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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Omaha
4:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Heartland 2050 to hold series of visioning workshops

A series of visioning workshops for Heartland 2050 begin October 7 in Council Bluffs.

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Nebraska
2:25 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Another public meeting scheduled about Fort Calhoun Station

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The public will have another chance to learn more about the status of the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant later this month.

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General News
7:37 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Iowa agrees with EPA to boost farm inspections

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials have signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that increases the number of livestock farms routinely inspected, requires more farms to obtain permits, and more strictly enforces violations when manure leaks into rivers.

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General News
6:06 am
Thu September 12, 2013

New USDA Data Show Nebraskans Struggle with Hunger

New data recently released by the USDA Economic Research Service indicates about 13% of Nebraskans are food insecure.  This means they struggle to put food on their table on a regular basis. 

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