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General News
6:19 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Omaha Zoo Announces Names of Lion Cubs

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha zoo has announced the names of five African lion cubs selected through a contest on the group's Facebook page.

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Friday morning that the boy cubs have been named Josiri and Taj. The females have been named Kya, Leela and Zuri.

Visitors to the zoo's Facebook page were asked to suggest names, and zoo workers selected 20 names from more than 5,000 submissions.

Those names were then posted on Facebook for a final vote.

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Health/Medical
2:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

1 in 3 Omaha metro area children are overweight or obese

Live Well Omaha officials hope metro area families will take a Family Dining Pledge.

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Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Council Bluffs Mayor won't run for re-election

Tom Hanafan is retiring as Mayor of Council Bluffs. He was elected in 1988.
Credit www.councilbluffs-ia.gov

After 25 years as Mayor of Council Bluffs, Tom Hanafan is retiring.

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Business
9:24 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Nebraska's unemployment rate remains second-lowest in the nation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for February was unchanged at 3.8 percent, matching the revised rates for January and December.

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Government
6:06 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Senator Johanns Votes for the Continuing Resolution

Senator Mike Johanns

Nebraska’s Senior U-S Senator says he voted for the continuing resolution that’ll fund the government through the end of September.

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Government
9:31 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Lawmakers approve STD partner treatment legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sexual partners of patients who are diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea could receive prescription antibiotics without a medical exam, under a bill that won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers.

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Health/Medical
2:53 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

March is Low Vision Month

The most common causes of low vision are macular degeneration and glaucoma.

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Arts
6:06 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Kurt Andersen Coming to Omaha for NE Book Fest

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Nebraska Book Festival.

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Government
3:05 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Wednesday is Deadline to Request Early Voting Ballot

The deadline for voters in Douglas County to request an early voting ballot is Wednesday (today) at 4:00 p.m.

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