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Two Nebraska Children’s Home Society programs -- Raising Your Grandchildren and Pathways to the Future – a program for young parents -- recently received a nearly $109,000 grant from the United Way of the Midlands. 

Fire district reaches service agreement with Omaha

Sep 7, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A suburban fire district and the city of Omaha have agreed on a plan for the city to provide fire protection rather than have it provided by a new fire department.

The tentative, 10-year agreement was announced Wednesday by Mayor Jean Stothert and Elkhorn Suburban Fire District officials.

The district's board and the city ended negotiations on a new contract after the fire district raised concerns about how much Omaha's services cost. District officials said they'd be moving ahead instead with plans for a new fire department.

The VNA Senior Speaker Series continues next Thursday, September 14th with a presentation called: “Taking Care of YOU: Suggestions on Self Care during times of Sadness, Loss and Grief.”

A Nebraska woman is lending her wedding dress to brides on tight budgets instead of letting it gather dust in her closet.

Dawnetta Heinz started sharing her dress a month ago with brides who can't afford to buy one, the Omaha World-Herald reported .

The strapless dress with a beaded bodice has already been borrowed by two other brides, and at least eight others have expressed interest.

Ricketts seeks applicants for Nebraska legislative seat

Sep 6, 2017

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking qualified applicants to fill a legislative seat that is about to come open.

Ricketts is looking to replace state Sen. Joni Craighead of Omaha, who announced that she is resigning effective Friday. Craighead represents District 6, an area that includes parts of western and central Omaha.

City siren silenced for calling firefighters to duty

Sep 5, 2017

A siren no longer will sound in the Omaha suburb of Bennington to call firefighters to duty.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the city siren now will sound only for weather or civil defense warnings.

Fire Chief Ben Tysor says Bennington started using the siren in 1970 to alert its fire volunteers. Now the department has pagers, smartphone alerts and radios to reach fire crews and medics.

The Nebraska Department of Labor projects there will be 1 million computer-related job openings in the United States by 2024.

Nebraska Loves Public Schools is presenting a new documentary called Seeds of Hope they created on immigrant and refugee students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Lincoln says he is running for another term.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of business leaders suggests more economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwest and Plains states.

Community 360 is a local non-profit that has been recruiting, screening and training skilled volunteers for area nursing homes for 25 years.  

We will be making repairs to our transmitter some time today or tomorrow (Saturday). 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has announced he will seek re-election to a fourth term next year.

Gregg Allman was taken from us on May 27th of this year. While no longer physically here, he did leave us with one final gift - a new album, Southern Blood.

The UNO Art Gallery is currently displaying a collection of art works by individuals who were artists-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former University of Nebraska Regent and 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook is running for an open seat in the Legislature.

Local farmers who are over age 21 and farm 250 acres or more are eligible to win a $2500 donation they can direct to their favorite nonprofit organization.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska-based bank has increased security at all its branches in the wake of several Lincoln bank robberies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has deployed four Army National Guard helicopters and 23 soldiers to Texas to help with ongoing Hurricane Harvey flood relief efforts.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator from Omaha says she plans to seek re-election next year, squelching rumors that she might run for Douglas County assessor.

Last week, Mode Shift Omaha kicked off its first ever membership campaign.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Many wheat farmers facing low prices have turned this year to other crops, including chickpeas and lentils, in hopes of turning a profit.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After years of failed efforts to reduce overcrowding in Nebraska's prisons, some lawmakers say a recent federal lawsuit may be the only way to force state officials to fix the problem.

Omaha author Jonis Agee’s book The Bones of Paradise is the 2017 Omaha Public Library Omaha Reads selection.  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general is rejecting a request by state senators to seek an outside lawyer to investigate the State Patrol.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln city councilwoman wants to replace Deb Fischer in the U.S. Senate.

This Saturday, residents of South Omaha are invited to a forum to meet and talk with their elected officials.

Hillcrest Hospice Care will offer a free Kids’ Grief Camp next Thursday, August 31st

  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Power companies say electricity demand in Nebraska dropped during the solar eclipse, stumping utilities that had braced for a surge in energy consumption during the event.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New state laws to accommodate breastfeeding students, nuns, telehealth services and the Libertarian Party will take hold on Thursday along with more than 100 other statutes approved in Nebraska this year.

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