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Omaha's Siena/Francis House on pace to have a record year

Dec 12, 2012

A record 508 people stayed at Siena/Francis House’s shelters Monday night.

Researchers at UNMC will study the genetic risk for nicotine dependence thanks to a $40,000 grant.

Public forums continue Wednesday and Thursday with the candidates for Omaha Public Schools superintendent.

A UNO economist says the fiscal cliff might not have a significant impact on the nation’s unemployment rate.

Public forums set with OPS candidates for superintendent

Dec 11, 2012

OPS stakeholders have three chances this week to meet the candidates for superintendent.

About 7% of all Small Business Loans awarded in Nebraska this year were given to veteran-owned businesses.

50 States for Good

Dec 10, 2012

An Omaha-based non-profit has won first place in Tom’s of Maine’s 50 States for Good Contest.

More public hearings set on Chicago to Omaha rail project

Dec 10, 2012
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Another round of public hearings is set on the Chicago-to-Omaha rail study.

OPS chooses its Superintendent finalists

Dec 7, 2012

The three finalists for Omaha Public Schools Superintendent are from Kansas, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.

Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

Dec 7, 2012

About 300 Douglas County residents will have to find a new Medicare plan next year.

A Journey Without End features the work of illustrator and author Ed Young.

Feeding Nebraska's Kids

Dec 6, 2012

25 Nebraska counties have schools that are eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program, but currently have no summer feeding programs. 

Kate Bolz, Executive Director for Nebraska Appleseed, says a new grant program recently approved in the legislature offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to bridge that gap. 

She says Senator Norm Wallman introduced the legislation because 1 in 5 children in Nebraska is food insecure. 

Omaha’s Civic Auditorium will close June 30, 2014.

Meet and greet sessions set with OPS superintendent finalists

Dec 6, 2012

The public will have three opportunities next week to meet with the finalists for OPS superintendent.

ALBION, Neb. (AP) — Speakers split the time available at a hearing concerning a new oil pipeline route through Nebraska.

An Omaha based youth program was recently recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama with a national art and humanities youth program award. 

A new study by UNMC’s Center for Health Policy found that 11 Nebraska counties have no primary care physician.

A State Senator from Omaha says he’ll support legislation in the upcoming legislative session to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

OPS board to determine superintendent finalists

Dec 4, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board will determine its finalists later this week for superintendent.

A monthly survey of business and supply managers in nine states shows the regional economy continues to slow down.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Gretna's former city administrator has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for misusing city funds.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a person injured in a fatal car crash west of Omaha.

The US Army Corps of Engineers will begin a spillway slab repair project at Gavins Point Dam this month.

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to happen in January would hurt Nebraska families’ bottom lines.

OPS to begin superintendent candidate interviews this week

Nov 26, 2012

The Omaha Public Schools board will begin interviewing candidates Tuesday for superintendent.

The 13th annual Holiday Lights Festival kicks off Thanksgiving evening at 6:00 p.m.

That’s when Mayor Jim Suttle will light up the Gene Leahy Mall.  Chris Kircher, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for ConAgra, says this year CenturyLink will be handing out LED lights to the first 3,000 people in attendance. 

He says they want people to light their lights at the same time as the mayor switches on the lights downtown.

OPS students' math, reading test scores improve

Nov 21, 2012

Test scores are improving in Nebraska’s largest school district, but Omaha Public Schools officials say there’s still work to do.

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