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Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

Dec 7, 2012

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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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