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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Thunderstorms that blasted through eastern Nebraska into Iowa toppled trees, overturned semitrailers, knocked out power to hundreds of homes and businesses and spawned short-lived tornadoes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 99-year-old World War II veteran who skipped the chance to meet some of the nation's last Civil War veterans is visiting Nebraska as part of 50-state tour to make up for his lingering regret.

Do Space is offering a Summer Passport Program for the second year in a row.  Jessica Johnson, Director of Community Learning at Do Space, says putting the program together was a bit of a challenge.

The American Red Cross has unveiled the Missing Types campaign to encourage new blood donors.  As part of the campaign, the letters A, B, and O (letters used to identify blood types) are disappearing from corporate logos, favorite brands, and frequently visited websites.  Omaha Red Cross' Samantha Pollard stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the campaign kick off and the importance of donating blood.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An economic forecast predicts Nebraska farm income will drop nearly 7 percent this year before rebounding in 2019 and 2020.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a petition drive to expand Medicaid in Nebraska say they are making progress toward placing the issue on the November general election ballot, thanks in part to a national group that successfully championed a similar effort in Maine last year.

Summer Fun Safety Tips

Jun 11, 2018

Many times, safety is the last thing you want to think about before engaging in a fun activity or day trip but it is important.

After spending several serene hours in the floats of Blue Ocean Floats (www.BlueOceanFloats.com), more than one hundred artists then created works which will be displayed this weekend.  Blue Ocean Floats owner Jordan Concannon stops by the KIOS studios for a chat with Mike Hogan about tis artistic display.  More information on the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/InspirationsofWater/.

UNO’s Aim for the Stars Science & Math Camp is observing its 20th year this summer. 

The United Way of the Midlands has recently announced its community investments for the 2018-2020 cycle. 

Tips for Better Hearing

Jun 6, 2018

Hearing loss affects more than 48 million people nationwide. 

On June 9th and 10th, Omaha Community Playhouse's Howard Dew Theatre is hosting "The Camille Metoyer Moten Songbook."  Camille stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the show, the band, and singing with Mike Hogan.  More information can be found at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com. 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska prison inmate that DNA tests linked to four Omaha rapes more than a decade ago has been sentenced to 160 to 200 years in prison.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been sentenced to six months behind bars for conspiracy in a tax fraud case.

“Everyone Prospers: The Path to Equity” is an event being co-hosted by the United Way of the Midlands and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency this Wednesday at UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center.

Liz Kerrigan, board VP of the Omaha Summer Arts Festival stops by the KIOS studios to chat about this weekend's festival happenings.  More information is available at www.SummerArts.org.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Fremont has been fined $2,250 for failing to properly disclose his business' interests in certain contracts with the city.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A decades-old detox program in Lincoln could be forced to close if it loses its funding and state license for locking intoxicated people in rooms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Solar energy is gaining traction in Nebraska as a growing number of cities adopt the technology, and state officials are looking for ways to help it along.

This weekend the Omaha Summer Arts Festival returns to the Gene Leahy Mall.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two books about witchcraft and one about Jack the Ripper have been returned to the University of Nebraska at Omaha library — 40 years overdue.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Concepts for a riverfront revitalization plan in Council Bluffs include an elevated walkway through the trees, a pavilion with a rooftop restaurant and a marina.

It is hard not to notice that gas prices have risen recently. 

Jim Meier, Director of Honor and Remember-Nebraska Chapter, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat about the organization and the 5 month, 6,000 mile run to honor our fallen soldiers.  More information is available at https://www.facebook.com/HonorAndRememberNebraskaChapter/

The Nebraska Children’s Home Society will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, June 9th at 5:30 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is joining Iowa and the city of Council Bluffs in a lawsuit to challenge the federal government's approval of a tribal casino near Omaha.

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts that extends from the liver to the small intestine. 

Tayler Plank is the leading lady in Omaha Community Playhouse's latest offering, "Singin' in the Rain."  She joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios to chat about the production, strong women characters, and her favorite song in the show.  More information is available at www.OmahaPlayhouse.com.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project.

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