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Omaha Public Radio News
2:26 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Author Joel Kotkin will speak at the Greater Omaha Chamber Economic Luncheon Outlook on November 22nd

Embassy Suites, La Vista

Omaha, NE – The Greater Omaha Chamber's annual Economic Outlook Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, November 22nd at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.

David Brown, President of the Chamber, says the luncheon's guest speaker is author Joel Kotkin. Kotkin's book, "THE NEXT HUNDRED MILLION: America in 2050," explores the evolution of the world's workforce in the next four decades.

Brown says Kotkin will talk about the resurgence of the plains and why it's likely to continue.

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Omaha Public Radio News
12:36 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

UNO political scientist: pipeline siting authority bill raises constitutional questions

Omaha, NE – A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would give the Nebraska Public Service Commission authority to determine where pipelines can be routed through the state.

The Unicameral began a special session November first on the Keystone XL pipeline project. TransCanada officials announced Monday they'll reroute the XL pipeline away from the Sandhills.

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Omaha Public Radio News
5:19 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

AFCEA USSTRATCOM Cyber and Space Symposium is under way

Omaha, NE – The Century Link Center is the site of the Cyber and Space Symposium, sponsored by USSTRATCOM and AFCEA International.

The theme of the 3-day symposium is "Space and Cyber: New Challenges, New Opportunities." Kent Schneider, President and CEO of AFCEA, says the symposium features a variety of speakers from the Department of Defense, industry and academia.

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Omaha Public Radio News
2:34 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Uta Halee Girls Village closing December 16

Uta Halee Girls Village
photo courtesy Google Images

Omaha, NE – After six decades providing residential and day treatment to troubled girls, Uta Halee Girls Village in Omaha is closing.

Uta Halee officials announced Tuesday that the village will close December 16. 14 girls were in Uta Halee's residential treatment program as of this month. Another 115 boys and girls are receiving treatment through community-based programs.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:09 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

UNMC's CityMatCH program receives national consumer health award

Omaha, NE – City Match's mission is to improve the health of women and children in urban communities across the country.

Katie Brandert, Acting Associate Director of Programs for City Match, says the group won a National Health Information Award for its Life Course game. The game was developed in 2008 to create an interactive experience that looks at the biological, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to a person's health. Brandert says the game helps individuals on two levels.

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Omaha Public Radio News
6:57 pm
Sun November 13, 2011

New design plans unveiled for VA hospital in Omaha

Omaha, NE – Construction could begin as early as October 2012 on a new VA hospital in Omaha.

Last week, VA of Nebraska-western Iowa officials unveiled a second set of design plans for the new medical center. The new plans lay out where departments will be located inside the medical center. It'll be built at the site of the current hospital, at 41st and Woolworth Streets in midtown Omaha.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:35 pm
Sat November 12, 2011

Nominations being accepted for the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards

Omaha, NE – The Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraskans for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment are seeking nominations for the 2012 Governor's Arts Awards.

Marjorie Maas, spokesperson with Nebraskans for the Arts, says award categories include outstanding artist, excellence in arts education and partner in the arts. She says winners will each receive a special piece of artwork at a dinner on Monday, April 2nd, 2012.

Maas says the awards celebrate those who have contributed to the cultural landscape of the state.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:29 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Expert talks about healthy pregnancies for at-risk women

Omaha, NE – Women who are at-risk of having a complicated pregnancy include those who lack access to medical care or cannot afford it.

Dr. Serena Wu is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UNMC. She says women who are at-risk of having a complicated pregnancy need to optimize their medical issues prior to becoming pregnant.

Before an unintended or unexpected pregnancy occurs, she encourages these women to take control of their health.

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Omaha Public Radio News
11:46 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Omaha rededicates World War One memorial

The World War memorial at Turner Park in Omaha.
Photo by Katie Schubert, KIOS-FM

Omaha, NE – A world war memorial in midtown Omaha has been restored.

The war memorial at Farnam Street and Turner Boulevard was rededicated Friday for Veterans Day. The memorial pays tribute to Nebraskans who served in World War One.

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Omaha Public Radio News
3:48 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

UNO Welcomes the Biblical Archaeology Conference November 10th through the 12th

Excavations on Bethsaida

Omaha, NE – UNO will present its 13th annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Thursday through Saturday.

Dr. Rami Arav is an assistant professor in UNO's department of religion and the director of the Bethsaida Project. He says this year's conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of UNO's Bethsaida Excavations Project.

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