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Health/Medical
5:06 am
Wed August 22, 2012

New Three-Foot Bike/Pedestrian Passing Law in Effect

A new law requires motorists to give 3-feet of space when they pass bicyclists, pedestrians or someone using a motorized wheelchair on the road.

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Government
5:06 am
Thu August 16, 2012

UNO Professors stand by their assessment of Omaha gangs

Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor and Dr. Dennis Hoffman, Professor both work in the School of Criminology at UNO. 

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Government
2:33 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

4th Annual Deterrence Symposium is Underway

US STRATCOM is holding its 4th Annual Deterrence Symposium through tomorrow at the La Vista Conference Center. 

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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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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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Omaha
8:11 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Douglas County asking for the public's help to design a new official seal

Douglas County is looking for a new official county seal, and Commissioners want the public's help to design it.

A contest is underway through August 15. Douglas County residents who participate are asked to design a county seal that includes the name and “1854,” the year the county was incorporated.

Commissioner Pam Tusa says right now, Douglas County has five unofficial county seals, but no background as to their origin or meaning. 

Health/Medical
2:11 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Focus group to examine quality of health care veterans receive

courtesy American Legion

 

A forum Wednesday in Papillion focuses on the health care needs of veterans.

The veterans’ focus group is one of 25 such meetings the American Legion’s System Worth Saving Task Force is holding throughout the U.S. At each location, they’re talking with veterans about the quality of health care they’re receiving, and if it meets their needs.

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Politics & Elections
1:00 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Omaha City Council to vote on LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

The Omaha City Council.
courtesy Google Images

After hearing more than three hours of testimony last week on an anti-discrimination ordinance, the Omaha City Council is set to vote on it Tuesday afternoon.

City Councilman Ben Gray introduced the ordinance. It bans discrimination against gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual individuals in the workplace and all public places. Religious institutions, and organizations run all or in part by religious organizations, are exempt from the ordinance.

 

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