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A new National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness will be built at UNMC. 

Paul Landow joined KIOS this morning for discussion of the election results and what comes next.  

Dr. Landow holds a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and concentrates his teaching and research on the politics of Omaha and Nebraska. He has worked at every level of government, including as executive director of a state political party, as an aide to a Member of Congress, and from 2001-08 as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Omaha.

The Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities conducted a feasibility study on using the Pershing Auditorium in Lincoln as a multi-use building several years ago.

The race was still too close to call early Wednesday morning with election officials determining that Republican challenger Don Bacon held a slight edge over incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford with only about 70 percent of the vote counted.

The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

GOP candidates prevailed in enough races Tuesday to remain the dominant party even though senators aren't controlled by formal party leadership.

Trump easily won Nebraska's four other electoral votes Tuesday, but the outcome of the 2nd congressional district remained unclear until well after midnight.

The action reverses the Legislature's decision last year to repeal capital punishment.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republicans dominate politics in Nebraska, but there still will be plenty of uncertainty as voters go to the polls on Election Day.

CollegeChoice.net recently named The College of St. Mary one of the safest small campuses in the United States.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voters will have an opportunity Tuesday to reverse an action taken by the Legislature and reinstate Nebraska's death penalty, but moving forward with executions could take years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln, an artist, a philosophy student and other residents have come together to discuss how the creation of creative spaces improves health and well-being.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council president says he wants the Legislature to disband the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission or add oversight by elected officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's upcoming general election might seem like a low-key affair with no U.S. Senate or governor's races on the ballot, but Republicans view it as a chance to reassert the state's conservative leanings.

Thanks to a $300,000 federal grant to UNMC’s Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, (BHECN), and Monroe-Meyer Institute, 21 masters-level counseling students from four Nebraska universities will receive paid internships.  

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2016 Statewide Presidential General Election of 70% in Douglas County.

Join us Tuesday at 7:00 PM for live election night coverage from NPR  and local updates from Omaha Public Radio.

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Student loan company Nelnet is delaying the release of its earnings report while it reviews a new accounting standard for its loans.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state official who is coordinating Nebraska's response to human trafficking is retiring later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers and their staffs can no longer use the state's secure network for personal business under a new policy approved by a legislative committee.

The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association reminds you to replace the batteries in your smoke alarm when you change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday.

During the lead up to the election, most voters have had the opportunity to hear a lot about the candidates running for president, but what about those running in the local races?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The bus system that serves Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be giving free rides to the polls next week.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who helped another man rob a 76-year-old woman at Omaha's St. Cecilia Cathedral has been given six to eight years in prison.

The Iowa West Foundation Board of Directors approved almost $5 million dollars this quarter in grants and initiatives funding.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of Nebraska home-schoolers are forging a new educational path at Omaha's Virtual School.

A lot of the controversy over prostate cancer screening tests started several years ago when the US Preventative Services Task Force came out with a recommendation saying men should not be screened for prostate cancer.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unseasonably warm week has aided farmers in getting crops out of fields in Iowa and Nebraska although both states remain slightly behind the five-year average.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dozens of Nebraska home-schoolers are forging a new educational path at Omaha's Virtual School.

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