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Looking to learn more about Omaha's environment?

Aug 9, 2016

Summer intern Krista Johnson came to Omaha looking to learn more about Omaha’s environment and what issues were facing it.

Although the recent popularity of PokemonGo may have increased the number of people using cells phone while walking, a National Safety Council report shows that distracted walking is nothing new.  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It looks like voters will not have the option of selecting Marijuana Party candidates on the November ballot in Nebraska this year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A recent report says Nebraska suffers from a shortage of workers in science, technology and building trades and still has work to do to attract startup companies.

Deidra Calloway, Director of Community Engagement for United Way of the Midlands, says the Day of Caring is a wonderful opportunity for people to come out and see what is going on related to agency work being done in the tri-county area. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's mayor says he's vetoing a recycling ordinance that he says was watered down by the City Council's majority.

How Our Taxes and Spending Compare? is the third of six policy briefs released by the Platte Institute for Economic Research as part of their report Removing Barriers in Nebraska.

Omaha's first food computer debuts

Aug 5, 2016

Omaha’s first food computer was on display for the public to see last week at DoSpace. With more on what a food computer is, here’s Omaha Public Radio’s, Krista Johnson...

  

  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two firefighters have been injured while battling a blaze at a house just north of Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office says a routine traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Lincoln turned up close to 50 pounds of marijuana in a pickup.

Starting this fall, anyone interested in studying fashion design can do so at Metropolitan Community College.  Metro is offering a new fashion design program beginning September 6th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska audit has uncovered serious flaws in the operations of a state agency that's key to the governor's goal of growing Nebraska's economy.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The chairman of the Omaha community college board has stepped down from the position but is still resisting calls for his resignation from the board.

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) — Federal safety regulators are proposing $70,000 in penalties against an Omaha-area builder for safety violations.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug 3, 2016

The new school year is right around the corner and because of that, August has been deemed National Immunization Awareness Month.

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a rally at Omaha North High School yesterday afternoon.

A new study released by SeniorAdvice.com ranks Omaha in the top 10 most livable cities in America for seniors.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have dropped again and suggest slow or no economic growth ahead.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Schools is set to open its first virtual school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students this month.

BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in the eastern Nebraska community of Bennington.

A new study conducted in part by the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Department of Biomechanics took on the task of better understanding the relationship between calf muscles and feet.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Blair police officer has sued the city for overtime he says he should be paid for taking care of his K-9 partner at home.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Hillary Clinton will bring her Democratic presidential campaign to Omaha next week.

It may only be the end of July, but many kids start school next month.  And with the start of school comes the rush to buy students all the school supplies and clothes they need.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fire officials say an explosion that leveled an Omaha house and killed one person was an accident.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Fremont City Council has approved a development agreement with Costco Wholesale for locating a chicken processing plant in the eastern Nebraska community.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A suburban Omaha city administrator has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an altercation in a dentist's office.

At the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency’s Heartland 2050 Summer Summit next Tuesday, featured speaker Jeff Speck will talk about how making cities more walkable is important to keeping them vital and viable. 

“Chrysalis” is the theme of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program’s summer art exhibition.  The program is run through the Joslyn Art Museum.

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — A fire has all but destroyed an apartment building in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.

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