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General News
5:06 am
Fri June 15, 2012

One Iowa at Pride Event in Omaha

Pride Month celebrates the LGBT community and the progress the community has made towards full equality.  Omaha is the site of the Heartland Pride event on June 30th.  

Staff and volunteers from One Iowa will have a booth at the event.  Communications Director Molly Tafoya says the group will share information and talk with attendees about the impact the organization has had on equality issues.  She says one of the things that makes Iowa so unique is their leadership in the movement for LGBT equality in the Midwest.

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General News
2:59 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Welcome Home Veterans Event

The VA Nebraska-Western Iowa is combining its annual Veteran’s Welcome Home Event with its Veterans Freedom Music Festival on June 23rd.  Public Affairs Officer Will Ackerman says the VA united the two events for two reasons. 

He says the celebration offers the community a day to come out and honor the state’s veterans who have served and sacrificed for their freedoms.  Additionally, Ackerman says the event gives the state’s veterans a chance to learn about their benefits.

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Omaha
4:00 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Open house Wednesday in Omaha on annexation of eight Sanitary Improvement Districts

 

The city of Omaha could soon grow by 6,353 residents.

An open house Wednesday in Omaha gives residents in eight Sanitary Improvement Districts to be annexed a chance to ask questions and find out what services might change. The SIDs are Lakeview Heights, Pepperwood, The Colonies, Seven Pines, Walnut Lake, Standing Bear, Hillsborough Plaza, and Pegasus.

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General News
3:36 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

State Department Official Speaks to Students Tomorrow

Omaha native Meghan Mercier will speak at UNO tomorrow.  Mercier will share her experiences working as a Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department. 

UNO’s Political Science Department hosts the presentation.  Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO professor of political science, says Mercier’s visit is part of the Hometown Diplomats Program. 

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Omaha
1:42 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Farmers Market open Wednesdays through September in north Omaha

North Omaha residents have another opportunity this year to get fresh produce from a Farmers Market.

Last year was the first Farmers Market at Charles Drew Health Center. The Market opens again Wednesday, and will be open every week from 3 to 5:30 PM at 29th and Grant streets.

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General News
5:06 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Three recipients recognized with Omaha Community Excellence Awards

The City of Omaha recently honored the Empowerment Network, the Deer Park Neighborhood Association and neighborhood advocate Jeannie Dickes with Community Excellence Awards.

Mayor Suttle says the awards recognize the hard work these recipients have done in helping to improve the quality of life in Omaha’s older neighborhoods.  He says over the past several years, the number of neighborhood associations and the projects they are taking on has grown substantially. 

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Omaha
12:58 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Douglas County Board continues budget discussions with new fiscal year approaching

Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget is once again up for discussion Tuesday.

County Commissioners will discuss the budget at their 9am meeting Tuesday. Two weeks ago, Finance Committee members grilled county department heads on their budget requests for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The County Board asked all departments to present flat budgets, and justify any requests for additional funding.

County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the 2012-13 budget later this month.

General News
1:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Fund for Omaha Announces Grant Recipients

More than half the grants awarded by Fund for Omaha will fund programs, with the rest funding capacity building and operational expenses.

Fund for Omaha awarded over $170,000 in grants to 18 local nonprofits this month.  The NorthStar Foundation received a $7,000 capacity building grant.  

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Sarpy County
11:40 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Bellevue Police Department moves forward

Bellevue Interim Police Chief Mark Elbert.
courtesy Bellevue Police Department

Bellevue’s Interim Police Chief says things are starting to return to normal for the department.

Captain Mark Elbert is Interim Chief, following the resignation of John Stacey. Stacey was placed on administrative leave in early May following allegations that he made an inappropriate remark to a teenage girl while she was touring a Fire Station. Stacey’s last day with the Bellevue Police Department was Thursday.

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General News
2:05 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

NRC Holds Open House to Discuss Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant
Courtesy of OPPD

The community was invited to attend an Open House with The Nuclear Regulatory Commission this afternoon in Omaha. 

The NRC held the event to address community members one on one about their concerns regarding the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. OPPD operates the nuclear plant, which was shut down in April last year because of flooding along the Missouri River. 

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