Omaha, NE – Van DeWald is one of the lead meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Valley. He says before yesterday, the area was three and a half inches above normal for snowfall this winter. But Dewald says it hasn't been colder than normal, and additional winter weather is expected over the next six weeks.
Omaha, NE – The College World Series, Omaha's economy, afterschool programs, community policing and a city/county jail merger were all on Mayor Mike Fahey's agenda during his State of the City address Tuesday morning. Here is a summary of the speech:
Omaha, NE – President Bush focused his final State of the Union speech on the economy, the war in Iraq, education and energy independence. He also called for a reduction in Congressional earmarks, warning he'll veto a budget that is loaded with lawmakers' pet projects.
Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce's December 2007 economic indicators show more than 8,400 jobs were added between December 2006 and 2007. Senior Director Scott Strain says the manufacturing, professional and business services, education, and health care sectors all added jobs. He says despite national economic trouble, Omaha's economy is showing stable, steady growth. Strain points out that this is the first growth in the manufacturing sector since 2000.