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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Most of U.S. Interstate 80 in Nebraska remains closed as blowing snow has drastically cut visibility.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women, but it’s the least funded because of the stigma associated with smoking.

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OPS’ superintendent-elect says he’s focused on student achievement, partnerships, and specific, measurable goals.

OPD says online threat not viable; one person in custody

Dec 18, 2012

Omaha Police say one person is in custody following a threat made on an online chat site Monday evening.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says he may consider supporting a reduction in the period for in-person early voting.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Residents across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa should prepare for the season's first significant snow later this week, with weather forecasters calling for up to half a foot of snow and gusty winds.

Andover, Kansas, superintendent chosen as OPS' new leader

Dec 17, 2012
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The next superintendent of the Omaha Public Schools comes from Kansas.

A UNMC therapist says a child’s age and maturity level should guide conversations with them about last week’s school shooting.

  

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is more than halfway to its overall goal of 3.1 million dollars this year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26, including 20 children, was an evil tragedy, but the response should include more than just gun control.

OPS board to choose district's new leader

Dec 17, 2012

The OPS board will vote Monday night on the district’s new superintendent.

Sen. Ben Nelson gives farewell speech

Dec 17, 2012

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it’ll be difficult to walk away from that post after 12 years in federal office.

Iowa Business Council indicators show slight improvement

Dec 14, 2012
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After three months of negative economic numbers, the Iowa Business Council’s fourth quarter indicators are up slightly.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has informed the federal government that Iowa will create a state-federal partnership exchange to help Iowans buy health insurance, a requirement of the federal health care law.

The time to prepare for winter driving is now, before the first flakes hit the ground.

OPS board to meet Saturday to discuss superintendent finalists

Dec 14, 2012

A candidate for Omaha Public Schools superintendent says he’s prepared to take on the challenges urban school districts face.

Omaha Mayor appeals for donations to food pantries

Dec 13, 2012

The Food Bank for the Heartland says they distributed more than 8.8 million pounds of food to partnering agencies and programs during their last fiscal year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Public Power District customers will pay more for electricity in January.

OPS stakeholders have one more opportunity to meet the candidates for superintendent.

Omaha's Siena/Francis House on pace to have a record year

Dec 12, 2012

A record 508 people stayed at Siena/Francis House’s shelters Monday night.

Researchers at UNMC will study the genetic risk for nicotine dependence thanks to a $40,000 grant.

Public forums continue Wednesday and Thursday with the candidates for Omaha Public Schools superintendent.

A UNO economist says the fiscal cliff might not have a significant impact on the nation’s unemployment rate.

Public forums set with OPS candidates for superintendent

Dec 11, 2012

OPS stakeholders have three chances this week to meet the candidates for superintendent.

About 7% of all Small Business Loans awarded in Nebraska this year were given to veteran-owned businesses.

50 States for Good

Dec 10, 2012

An Omaha-based non-profit has won first place in Tom’s of Maine’s 50 States for Good Contest.

More public hearings set on Chicago to Omaha rail project

Dec 10, 2012
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Another round of public hearings is set on the Chicago-to-Omaha rail study.

OPS chooses its Superintendent finalists

Dec 7, 2012

The three finalists for Omaha Public Schools Superintendent are from Kansas, Iowa, and Washington, D.C.

Medicare Open Enrollment deadline is Friday

Dec 7, 2012

About 300 Douglas County residents will have to find a new Medicare plan next year.

Feeding Nebraska's Kids

Dec 6, 2012

25 Nebraska counties have schools that are eligible to participate in the free and reduced price lunch program, but currently have no summer feeding programs. 

Kate Bolz, Executive Director for Nebraska Appleseed, says a new grant program recently approved in the legislature offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to bridge that gap. 

She says Senator Norm Wallman introduced the legislation because 1 in 5 children in Nebraska is food insecure. 

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