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Pardon our dust!

Apr 16, 2018

KIOS is getting ready to undergo a much needed renovation.  We will be tearing out and upgrading all of our studios.  Additionally, our work spaces will get a nice facelift complete with new lighting, fresh paint and updated carpeting! 

Jodi Baker, Media Specialist for OPPD, says currently the utility is noticing a spike in the number of people reporting scam phone calls.

KIOS Newsletter April 2018

Apr 3, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett's oldest son usually focuses on finding ways for his foundation to help farmers in the developing world or get the most out of the crops he's growing in Illinois.

Students at North Omaha High School were recently given their own laptop for use at school. Sounds like a great idea but how is it working out in reality? Omaha North sophomore Eleanor Dunning has the answer...

  

  

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded $4 million in grant and initiative funding.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska students plan to participate in a national school walkout to protest gun violence despite the risk of being disciplined.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency releases new traffic reports every couple of years.  Their most recent report, based on 2016 data, shows the Metro had a healthy growth rate in traffic from the previous report. 

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Officials say The Archway over Interstate 80 in Kearney operated in the black last year — a fiscal first for the tourist attraction.

The Omaha Public Library’s retirement transition series starts tomorrow and runs through April 24th.

The CDC recently released its annual “Final Births” report.  David Drozd, Research Coordinator with UNO’s Center for Public Affairs Research, says the report breaks down all the characteristics of births based on the situation of the mother.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The $1.3 billion construction of a new headquarters for the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base is being audited by the Defense Department.

The United Way of the Midlands’ 2-1-1 helpline connects those in need with important resources such as food pantries and housing assistance.

Courtesy of NAWIC

The National Association of Women in Construction’s Education Foundation is offering its annual Block Kids Contest this Saturday.

Justice for Our Neighbors recently announced they are changing their name to the Immigrant Legal Center.

Omaha North High School Senior Donnae Simmons joins us  with a story on Elijah and his furry friend Hawkeye.

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Goodwill of the Heartland plans to raise $7.6 million to open a vegetable oil packaging plant in eastern Iowa where it would employ dozens of individuals with disabilities.

"Bluegrass Review" is discontinuing production effective in January.

Omaha Public Library Marketing Director Emily Getzschman was the guest at last month’s Omaha Press Club.

The United Way of the Midlands can help connect wannabe volunteers with holiday projects in need of help. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The federal government is suspending disaster aid for the Omaha Tribe because auditors couldn't verify how the tribe spent $14 million in past aid.

Over the next couple of days, students in three OPS elementary schools and one middle school will be hearing from a woman who was involved in political activism when she was their age or younger. Omaha Public Radio’s Deborah Newcombe has more.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's public ice-skating rink is set to open for its eighth consecutive season.

The Coalition for a Stronger Nebraska recently debuted a new animated video short that explains how a bill becomes a law.

Dave Sanderson was the last person off US Airways Flight 1549 after an emergency landing on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009.  Sanderson was in town last Friday for the Red Cross’ Centennial Volunteer Appreciation Event.  Earlier that day, he stopped by the KIOS studios to chat with News Director Cheril Lee…

The Omaha Press Club’s most recent Noon Forum featured Mayor Jean Stothert. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police are investigating after a sport utility vehicle crashed into a small coffee shop drive-thru, injuring the driver and four employees in the shop.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's public transit system has received a $1.45 million federal grant to purchase two electric buses expected to be in service in early 2019.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Czech Republic is opening a new honorary consulate in Lincoln.

The Omaha Salvation Army’s first official Red Kettle event of the season takes place this Saturday, October 21st at Werner Park in Papillion.

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