Omaha, NE – Conditions at Omaha's Eppley Airfield are returning to normal following this summer's Missouri River flooding.
Omaha Airport Authority executive director Steve Coufal says the Airfield is in the demobilization phase and will begin removing sandbags from the site. Coufal says the flood threat ended August 27th at Eppley, and the Airport Authority met both of its objectives to protect property and maintain normal air operations.
Omaha, NE – The AIM Institute along with Creighton University's College of Business produces the Nebraska Workforce Index. The quarterly report measures labor availability against job availability in the state.
Kandace Miller, President of the AIM Institute says the second quarter 2011 index showed a slight improvement at 1.58. She says the closer the number is to 1.0, the nearer Nebraska is to full employment. Areas of job growth include transportation, health science, marketing, sales and service.
Omaha, NE – Creighton University's School of Law will mark the 50th anniversary of the trial of Adolph Eichmann with its International Law Lecture, featuring a talk by Justice Gabriel Bach.
Mike Kelly, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs, says Justice Bach is a former Israeli Supreme Court Justice who served as the second chair prosecutor during Eichmann's trial. In 1961, Eichmann was tried for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Jerusalem.
Omaha, NE – Five Nebraska postal facilities are among 252 nationwide being studied for possible consolidation or closure.
The U.S. Postal Service released the list Thursday. It includes post offices in Alliance, Grand Island, Norfolk, and North Platte, and a mail transfer facility in Omaha. The Iowa locations being studied include facilities in Creston and Carroll.
Omaha, NE – The Black-White Dialogues began last night and take place over the next five Tuesdays.
Elaine Wells, MS, founded the dialogues. She says the series aims to help eliminate racism in the community from the ground up. Wells says participants learn and practice new communication skills so they can share their real thoughts and feelings without offending anyone.
Omaha, NE – Omaha hosts its third Startup Weekend event this Friday through Sunday. During the three day event, business startups move from idea to plan. Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch ideas the first day.
Omaha, NE – Two upcoming campaigns seek to help Omaha's food pantries re-stock their shelves.
One campaign beginning next Monday is called "Making the Grade to End Hunger in Omaha." Each elementary and middle school in Omaha will compete to see which one can collect the most food for area pantries.