Animal encounters breed behavioral breakthroughs

July 31st, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Most kids love going to the zoo and learning about all the exotic animals there. But sometimes, going to the zoo just isn’t feasible. Some special needs kids from around the Omaha metro recently got a chance to have the zoo come to them.

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Housing Nebraska’s homeless

July 30th, 2015

By Mike Tobias

Lincoln, NE – About 10 thousand people are homeless in Nebraska each year. Recently two names dropped off that list, an Omaha couple living in a tent camp. In February we introduced you to Rickie and Jennifer; Mike Tobias continues their story and examines the challenges of housing Nebraska’s homeless population.

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Omaha City Council Closer to Voting on Annexation

July 29th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha City Council members weigh the benefits and drawbacks of the Mayor’s proposed plan to annex 16 designated locations

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Donated Time Adds Up to 24 Hours of Impact

July 28th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

It’s said volunteering in your community can encourage civic responsibility, promote personal growth and bring people together who otherwise wouldn’t interact. This past weekend, hundreds of Omahans put this theory to the test, taking part in an event called “24 Hours of Impact”

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Omaha Benson: smallest enrollment, most students ticketed

July 23rd, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Data accumulated by Foundation Strategy Group a consultant contracted by the Douglas County board shows in 2013, more than 500 OPS students were ticketed by Omaha police officers for various crimes ranging from disorderly conduct to drug possession. While Governor Pete Ricketts and lawmakers discuss prison reform, some are asking if more education could keep students from turning into criminals.

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Mayor Stothert Presents Annual Budget to City Council

July 22nd, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s proposed budget for 2016 is more than $817 million. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Mayor Stothert presented her third annual budget to Councilmembers.

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