KIOS News

Sports
8:12 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Kenny Perry, and the city of Omaha, emerge as winners of U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry won the U.S. Senior Open Sunday in Omaha.
Credit Greg Echlin



There were two winners at the U.S. Senior Open when it concluded Sunday: Kenny Perry and the city of Omaha. Perry, who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, has carried a tune in two straight majors: the Senior Players championship two weeks ago,  and the Senior Open at Omaha Country Club.  Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin has the story on both winners.

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Arts
6:06 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Omaha Symphony Makes Significant Economic Impact

Music Director Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony

The Omaha Symphony collaborated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Business Research to study the economic impact the symphony has had in the community.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Improving communication, strategic planning the priorities of OPS' new leader

The new superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools says strategic planning and improving communication with stakeholders are his areas of focus.

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Health/Medical
6:22 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Food-borne illness sickens 35 in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of a rare food-borne illness in Nebraska has climbed to 35 as state and federal public health agencies try to figure out where it's coming from.

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Politics & Elections
2:41 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

State Sen. Tom Carlson running for Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Tom Carlson has announced his candidacy for governor.

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Health/Medical
1:00 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

American Red Cross says blood donations are urgently needed

The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for blood donations in the Midwest Region.

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Sports
11:13 am
Fri July 12, 2013

U.S. Senior Open second round underway Friday in Omaha

Credit Greg Echlin

The U.S. Senior Open golf championship continues Friday with the second round.  Among those sharing the lead after the first round is Tom Lehman, who finished second at last year’s championship.  He’s off to a good start in Omaha in more ways than one, as Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin explains.

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Government
10:29 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Economic Forecasting Board sees continued growth in Nebraska economy

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State economic forecasters expect steady economic and job growth across most of the state industries through 2015.

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Government
8:46 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Kearney chosen as location for new veterans home

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has selected Kearney as the location for the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home.

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Health/Medical
6:06 am
Fri July 12, 2013

University of Nebraska Joins Big 10 Cancer Consortium

All of the cancer centers in the Big 10 are joining forces to create the Big 10 Cancer Research Consortium.

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