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6:06 am
Wed April 3, 2013

OPS Subdistricts 1-5 Candidates Headed to the General Election

The field of 39 candidates has been winnowed down to 18 for the 9 Omaha Public School Board’s Subdistrict seats. 

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Government
6:06 am
Wed April 3, 2013

OPS Subdistricts 6-9 Candidates Headed to General Election

There were 39 candidates for the 9 Omaha Public School Board’s Subdistrict seats.

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Government
6:21 am
Sat March 30, 2013

IA Governor approves mental health funding plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has signed into law a bill that would give some counties a share of $11.6 million to continue treatment of mental health patients as the state transitions to a regional system.

The General Assembly approved the bill, which aids 26 of the 32 counties seeking extra funding to get them through this fiscal year.

Branstad signed the measure Thursday, though he had earlier voiced support for $3.8 million, a figure recommended by the Department of Human Services.

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Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Council Bluffs Mayor won't run for re-election

Tom Hanafan is retiring as Mayor of Council Bluffs. He was elected in 1988.
Credit www.councilbluffs-ia.gov

After 25 years as Mayor of Council Bluffs, Tom Hanafan is retiring.

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Government
6:06 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Senator Johanns Votes for the Continuing Resolution

Senator Mike Johanns

Nebraska’s Senior U-S Senator says he voted for the continuing resolution that’ll fund the government through the end of September.

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Government
9:31 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Lawmakers approve STD partner treatment legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sexual partners of patients who are diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea could receive prescription antibiotics without a medical exam, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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Government
3:05 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Wednesday is Deadline to Request Early Voting Ballot

The deadline for voters in Douglas County to request an early voting ballot is Wednesday (today) at 4:00 p.m.

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Government
2:50 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

New online program seeks to streamline criminal background check process

Nebraskans have a new way of doing name-only criminal background checks.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Mayoral Candidates Debate Issues at Press Club

Among the topics Brad Ashford, Dave Nabity, Jean Stothert, Jim Suttle and Dan Welch discussed were their respective plans to mediate the extra $50 a month homeowners may now have to pay to offset the increasing cost of the Sewer Separation Project.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Omaha's Mayoral Candidates Offer Views on Issues at Press Club Debate

Dan Welch, Jim Suttle, Jean Stothert, Dave Nabity and Brad Ashford discussed their ideas for developing the Crossroads Mall area, and ways to mediate the cost of the Omaha Sewer Separation Project for homeowners. They also discussed how to reduce crime in a city that had 40 homicides in 2012.

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