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The Nebraska Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recently announced eleven 2019 Purple Profiles of Courage spokespersons for the state. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska tax commissioner has been named a vice chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given another $3.4 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials say several bats found around the state this year have tested positive for rabies, including seven in Lincoln.

Last week, Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse announced his office is implementing an early voting request list. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The health care system for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has ordered teletype machines so deaf or blind veterans can contact the Veterans Affairs Department.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Millard school district in Omaha will be training staffers on how to maintain the professional boundaries called for in the district's newly adopted policy.

The timely and poignant world premier play "The Dairy Maid-Right" opened July 13th and runs through August 5th at The Shelterbelt Theatre.  Ellen Struve and Amy Lane stop by the KIOS studios to discuss the process of creating the new work and how it feels to see it come to life on stage.  More information is available at http://www.shelterbelt.org/

Nelson Mandela Elementary is celebrating what would be their namesake’s 100th birthday with a week of events honoring his legacy.

Nelson Mandela Elementary school is a tuition-free, privately funded year-round school.  Head of School, Dr. Susan Toohey, stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the innovative programs, goals for growth, and how the public can help complete the mission.  In celebration of Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday, there are a series of events.  More information about those events can be found at http://nelsonmandelaelementary.org/pdf/MANDELA100Flyer.pdf

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will see a flurry of new state laws this week, including safeguards to fight prescription painkiller abuse, looser gun regulations and a policy that will make it easier to massage horses for money.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in five pediatric specialties in its new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals report.

"To support the work of local organizations and efforts to make a peaceful, just and sustainable community and world" is the mission statement of the Omaha Peace & Justice EXPO.  This event takes place at UNO Milo Bail Student Union on July 21st, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Chairman Steve Thyberg chats with Mike Hogan during Morning Edition, "Live & Local."  More information can be found at www.peaceexpo.org.

The mission of Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. is to empower youth to find their unique voice through music education, performance, and creativity.  A couple of showcases illustrating the hard work the youth have invested are coming up.  The events are free of charge at Slowdown.  Melissa Wurth stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the program and how you can help.  More information can be found at www.OmahaGirlsRock.org 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is taking a wait-and-see approach on whether legislation is needed to begin collecting online sales taxes after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new set of goals for the current fiscal year as part of its annual business plan.

The 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, is in Nebraska today.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple headed to a birthing center in Lincoln say they were stopped short by their new son.

Monday, July 16th, on the garden grounds of Smyth House at 710 North 38th Street, Sybarite5 opens this year's Vesper Concerts series.  Executive Director Kristi Treu was "Live & Local" in the KIOS studios this morning to discuss.  More information is available at http://vesperconcerts.org/2018-19-season/

Summertime means vacations, swimming pools, barbeques and lots of other outdoor fun.

Executive Director of the Omaha Public Library Foundation, Wendy Townley, stops by the KIOS studios to discuss their latest fundraiser.  The event starts at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, July 12th at the Aksarben Cinema and includes cocktails, appetizers, and a spirited debate on the best superhero franchises in movies and comic books.  DC versus Marvel.  More information is available at https://www.omahalibraryfoundation.org/1877-society/

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state parks could see faster construction of cabins, aquariums and other amenities under a new state law designed to save time on projects and possibly reduce costs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt is drawing mixed responses from Nebraska's political, agricultural and environmental leaders.

Metro Community College at Do Space offers the next installment in its Hubbard Sustainability Series this Thursday at 4:30. 

A Creighton University research study, funded in large part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is investigating the role financial stress can play on the health of single mothers.

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