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Business
8:36 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Big Omaha conference focuses on entrepreneurship, collaboration

courtesy Silicon Prairie News

 

A conference bringing together entrepreneurs, innovators, and ideas begins today in Omaha.

Omaha-based Silicon Prairie News began Big Omaha in 2009. Now in its fourth year, the conference has grown to a three-day event with more than a dozen speakers.

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Omaha
3:34 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion Fire Departments announce a mutual aid agreement

Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion officials announced a mutual aid agreement during a news conference Tuesday.
photo by Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

The Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion Fire Departments have announced a mutual aid agreement.

The automatic mutual aid agreement begins at 10 AM Wednesday. It means the closest fire department will respond to an emergency, regardless of jurisdiction. For example, if a Bellevue resident with an emergency lives closer to a south Omaha fire station, that station would respond first.

Business
12:56 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Berkshire meeting brings national, global exposure to Omaha

 

The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting brought visitors from all over the U.S., and the world, to Omaha.

Berkshire Hathaway hosted a series of events in Omaha for shareholders during the meeting weekend. Saturday’s meeting brought at least 35,000 shareholders to downtown.

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Business
9:16 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

Taxes, banking, Buffett's cancer diagnosis among the topics at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett says he’s “feeling terrific” following his diagnosis of stage one prostate cancer.

Buffett’s cancer was among the first round of questions fielded Saturday morning at Berkshire’s annual shareholders meeting. The 81-year-old Buffett announced last month he had stage one prostate cancer, and will begin treatment in July. He told shareholders that he has four doctors, who’ve told him he won’t need to be hospitalized or take a day off work.

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Health/Medical
3:30 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Workplace wellness challenge brings city of Omaha, middle school, businesses together

 

A recent study by Gallup found that U-S businesses lose more than 150-billion dollars each year due to employees’ health-related issues.

The city of Omaha, an elementary school, and 13 businesses recently completed a 12-week wellness challenge. The program, called the Weight No More Wellness Challenge, sought to get participants exercising regularly and eating healthy.

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Education
1:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Two OPS schools recognized for environmentally-conscious efforts

 

Two Omaha schools are among the Department of Education’s green ribbon schools.

Lothrop Magnet Center and Miller Park Elementary received the designations last week. The Department of Education says green ribbon schools are those that practice sustainability, implement recycling and other environmentally-friendly programs, and promote health.

Pam Galus of Lothrop Magnet Center says the school participates in several environmentally-friendly activities, including composting of plant materials, recycling, and collecting eyeglasses.

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Health/Medical
11:45 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Creighton president says partnership with Alegent will expand opportunities

Creighton University Medical Center will become an Alegent Health hospital in July.
courtesy CUMC

 

Creighton University’s president says new partnerships with Alegent Health mean health science students will have quality training for years to come.

One agreement expands Alegent’s teaching affiliation with Creighton’s health sciences programs. Creighton president Father Timothy Lannon says the move is good for medical students, and will better address community needs.

Alegent’s Bergan Mercy Medical Center and Immanuel Hospital provide residency slots for Creighton’s medical students.

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Education
5:20 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

New OPS superintendent to begin work July first

Nancy Sebring takes over as OPS superintendent July 1.
courtesy OPS

 

Nancy Sebring will take over July 1 as the Omaha Public Schools’ new superintendent.

The OPS board unanimously approved Sebring’s contract Wednesday afternoon. She’ll receive a $275,000 base salary, plus $12,000 for transportation expenses and an annuity equal to 14 percent of her salary. The contract does not include bonuses.

OPS board president Freddie Gray says she’s confident Sebring will transition smoothly in to her new role as superintendent.

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Omaha
1:30 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Expanding bicycle and other alternative transit options part of Omaha's Transportation Master Plan

Planning Director RIck Cunningham speaks at a news conference announcing Omaha's new 25 year transportation master plan.
photo by Katie Schubert/KIOS-FM

 

Expanding Omaha’s bicycle and pedestrian transit system is a key component of the city’s new transportation master plan.

The plan, unveiled Monday, looks at Omaha’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. City officials say there are four goals for the plan, including sustainability, connecting neighborhoods, and providing more options.

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Health/Medical
1:26 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Alegent Health to acquire Creighton University Medical Center, expand teaching affiliations

 

Alegent Health expects its two new agreements with Creighton University to become official July first.

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