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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Endurance athletes are invited to sign up for a 191-mile race down the Cowboy Trail in May.

Voter turnout prediction for Tuesday's primary election

Apr 3, 2017

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian W. Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2017 City of Omaha Primary Election of 23 percent.

  

Dr. Laura Jana, a pediatrician and director of innovation at UNMC’s College of Public Health, has a new book out called “The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today That Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow.”

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another department store operator has won the chance to buy about half of Gordmans more than 100 stores out of bankruptcy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says special interests spent a record-high $16.7 million last year on lobbyists, gifts, travel and other efforts to influence elected Nebraska officials.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A death penalty sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school.

Parkinson’s disease affects nearly one million Americans and costs around 25 billion dollars a year in the United States alone.  It’s a progressive neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure, but a UNMC research team has evidence their new drug therapy can bring about improvements in patients with Parkinson’s.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former aide to Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and U.S. Rep Don Bacon has taken a new job leading NASA's communications office in Washington.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bridge in Lincoln is being renamed in honor of a National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Research has shown that sitting is extremely harmful to a person’s health. 

The Iowa West Foundation recently awarded 6.5 million dollars in grants and initiatives in its most recent cycle.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The demolition and relocation of the Omaha Salvation Army's Renaissance Center is expected to allow more space for its new nearby facility to thrive.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker is criticizing the Nebraska Democratic Party for including voter registration forms in welcome baskets for refugees.

Parenting University returns to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center this spring.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature is set to consider several measures that aim to help felons re-entering society after prison as part of what supporters say is a comprehensive approach to criminal justice reform.

This month's OPS Student Spotlight focuses on Brett Hillabrand, a junior at Omaha Northwest High School.  Brett talks about his interest in studying finances, how he wishes he could participate in more sports and why it’s important to save rather than spend.   

  

  

Omaha’s annual Spring Clean Up will take place on five different Saturdays beginning April 22nd. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sweeping plan to lower income taxes and cap the growth rate of property taxes is taking shape in a legislative committee, despite a sharp divide among senators.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 45-year-old man who had managed a feedlot in central Nebraska has been given five years of probation for wire fraud and other crimes.

Freelance journalist Lily Raff McCaulou, author of Call of the Mild: Learning to Hunt My Own Dinner, will speak at the Joslyn Art Museum on April 7th as part of the current exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator who fought for decades to abolish the death penalty is trying again, arguing that the statewide vote to reinstate capital punishment doesn't make it right.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have asked to intervene in a state commission's review of the route through the state.

On August 21st a total solar eclipse will occur.  Though these eclipses happen every 18 months, this one is special because the United States will be in its path of totality from coast to coast.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has suspended until May 2020 the fraternity whose members were accused of making vulgar comments during the Women's March in Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are targeting a child care subsidy for lower-income families to help balance the state budget.

Joe Reardon, President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker Thursday at the Heartland 2050 Winter Summit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to confirm an Omaha doctor as the state's chief medical officer despite concerns about how he will adapt to changing regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he will not seek re-election in 2018.

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