Des Moines, IA – The Des Moines Register is reporting that a new count of the Iowa caucus results shows former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum coming out on top. But questions remain about the results.
The certified count gives Santorum 29,839 votes, with 29,805 former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
That puts Santorum 34 votes ahead. Romney was declared the winner by eight votes in the early-morning hours following caucus night.
Omaha, NE – Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska presents its annual At Ease Luncheon on Monday, January 30th.
The event takes place at Omaha's CenturyLink Center. Bev Carlson is PR Director for LFS. She says At Ease is a program that provides therapeutic support and trauma treatment for active duty military, veterans and their families. Funds raised from the luncheon will go back into the program.
Omaha, NE – Almost 300 children and teens submitted essays for the United Way of the Midlands' annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Contest.
Kathy O'Hara, with the United Way of the Midlands, says the four first place winners will read their essays out loud on Monday in front of family and friends. She says the contest offers kids some recognition for speaking publicly about their dreams for our community.
O'Hara says the contest invites kids to lift their voice and advocate for things they would like to see in the community.
Omaha, NE – Voices for Children in Nebraska has released its Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report.
Research Coordinator Melissa Breazile says the report focuses on the importance of investing in early childhood. She says the report is broken down into four key areas: health, education, safety and economic stability. Positive findings include an increase in the graduation rate and a decrease in the number of children living outside of their homes.