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Government
12:32 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

State Senator wants public school board members to have training on ethics, finances, laws

A state Senator from Omaha wants all public school board members to have professional development training.

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Government
10:40 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle suffers a mild stroke

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will spend the night at Methodist Hospital after suffering a mild stroke during an international economic development tour.

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Government
12:30 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle released from the hospital

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is out of the hospital in Ireland.

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Government
9:31 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Nebraska officials sign sister-state agreement in China

Nebraska officials announced Tuesday a sister-state agreement with Shaanxi Province, China. (Province in red)
courtesy Google Images/Encyclopedia Brittanica

The state of Nebraska has entered in to a sister-state agreement in Shaanxi Province, China.

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Government
5:06 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Healthcare the Focus of July's Press Club

July’s Press Club Noon Forum focused on the Healthcare Reform resulting from the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.

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Government
5:06 am
Wed July 25, 2012

City Adds Shared Bike Lane on Leavenworth

The City of Omaha is working to reconfigure lanes along Leavenworth Street, from 31st to 13th Street.

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Government
1:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Omaha City Council to vote on TIF district in Old Mill area

The Omaha City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a tax increment financing district in the area surrounding TD Ameritrade’s new headquarters.

The headquarters is in Omaha’s Old Mill area, south of 114th and Dodge Streets. TD Ameritrade officials say the TIF is needed for five-million dollars worth of infrastructure improvements. City Councilmen previously declared the area blighted.

Douglas County Commissioners oppose the TIF district, saying the revenue will only benefit the city of Omaha.

The City Council meets at 2pm.

Politics
1:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

State Senator calls for Legislature to begin work on health insurance exchange

A State Senator from Omaha says the Nebraska Legislature should begin work to set up a health insurance marketplace, and that process should include public input.

A meeting last week in Lincoln brought together state officials, the insurance industry, and other stakeholders to discuss the state-based health exchange following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Douglas County Board: deny TIF for area near TD Ameritrade's new headquarters

Douglas County Commissioners want the Omaha City Council to reject tax increment financing for improvements in west Omaha.

Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday opposing the TIF District proposed for an area around TD Ameritrade’s new Omaha headquarters.

Commissioner P.J. Morgan introduced the resolution, saying there should be more scrutiny of how TIF districts are used. 

Politics
1:42 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Douglas County voters to decide on consolidation of two offices

Douglas County voters will decide in November whether the Assessor and Register of Deeds offices should be consolidated.

County Commissioners voted 5-2 Tuesday in favor of a proposal to merge those offices. It’ll go on the November ballot for voters to decide.

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