KIOS News

Pages

Government
8:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health care advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the federal health care law, while the state's Medicaid chief says the program is too expensive.

Read more
General News
3:10 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Grammy Winner John Legend Speaks at YP Summit

John Legend
Courtesy of Cheril Lee

Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty says Grammy winning singer and humanitarian John Legend.

Read more
Government
3:03 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

State of the City: Suttle talks jobs, crime, future goals

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle gives his State of the City address Thursday at UNMC.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says job creation has to be the city’s top priority.

Read more
Arts
1:13 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Honor Flight

Photo Courtesy of OmahaFilmFestival.org

Our look at the documentaries in this year’s Omaha Film Festival continues. Dan Hayes was a video producer in Washington DC when he got the idea for his documentary, Honor Flight.  Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has more…

  

Read more
Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

Read more
Government
1:36 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Iowa lawmakers present different budget goals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are miles apart when it comes to their budget goals.

Read more
Government
1:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State Senator ticketed on suspicion of DUI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh has been ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving in his northwest Omaha district.

Read more
Government
12:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1971 graduate of UNO.

A Nebraska native, UNO graduate and Vietnam War veteran is now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and he comes in to the position at a time when the Defense Department faces major budget cuts.

Read more
Arts
6:06 am
Wed February 27, 2013

La Source

Photo Courtesy of OmahaFilmFestival.org

Patrick Shen and Brandon Vedder’s film, La Source, is about a Princeton custodian, originally from Haiti, who seeks to bring clean water to his village back home. It’s one of the documentaries that’ll play at the Omaha Film Festival. Omaha Public Radio’s Cheril Lee has the details…

  

  

Read more
Business
1:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Three more items added to Fort Calhoun Station re-start checklist

Fort Calhoun Station
Credit OPPD

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has added three more items to OPPD’s to-do list before Fort Calhoun Station can reopen.

Read more

Pages