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Business
3:05 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

2013 Omaha Business Hall of Fame Gala

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce will induct five new members into its Business Hall of Fame this month.

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Weather
1:38 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Impact-based warning system to provide specifics about severe weather

Nebraska recorded its first-ever February tornado last year.
Credit NWS North Platte

Starting Monday, you’ll notice new wording in warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

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Sports
1:07 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Creighton's Doug McDermott repeats as AP All-American

Creighton's Doug McDermott is an All-America for the second straight year while Trey Burke of Michigan and Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown tied as the leading vote-getters for The Associated Press' first team.

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Politics & Elections
8:42 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Seven candidates for Mayor, 39 OPS board candidates on Tuesday's ballots

The Douglas County Election Commission anticipates 18 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election.

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Education
6:06 am
Mon April 1, 2013

NE Farm to School Summit to be held Wednesday

The state’s first Farm to School Summit will be held in Kearney on Wednesday.

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Government
6:21 am
Sat March 30, 2013

IA Governor approves mental health funding plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governor Terry Branstad has signed into law a bill that would give some counties a share of $11.6 million to continue treatment of mental health patients as the state transitions to a regional system.

The General Assembly approved the bill, which aids 26 of the 32 counties seeking extra funding to get them through this fiscal year.

Branstad signed the measure Thursday, though he had earlier voiced support for $3.8 million, a figure recommended by the Department of Human Services.

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General News
6:19 am
Sat March 30, 2013

Omaha Zoo Announces Names of Lion Cubs

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha zoo has announced the names of five African lion cubs selected through a contest on the group's Facebook page.

The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium said Friday morning that the boy cubs have been named Josiri and Taj. The females have been named Kya, Leela and Zuri.

Visitors to the zoo's Facebook page were asked to suggest names, and zoo workers selected 20 names from more than 5,000 submissions.

Those names were then posted on Facebook for a final vote.

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Health/Medical
2:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

1 in 3 Omaha metro area children are overweight or obese

Live Well Omaha officials hope metro area families will take a Family Dining Pledge.

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Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Council Bluffs Mayor won't run for re-election

Tom Hanafan is retiring as Mayor of Council Bluffs. He was elected in 1988.
Credit www.councilbluffs-ia.gov

After 25 years as Mayor of Council Bluffs, Tom Hanafan is retiring.

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Business
9:24 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Nebraska's unemployment rate remains second-lowest in the nation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate for February was unchanged at 3.8 percent, matching the revised rates for January and December.

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