Is #SupportBlue helping or hurting police/community relationship?

October 30th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – A campaign called Support Blue started late last year in Omaha as a way to bring support for law enforcement together. Following the death of Omaha police officer Kerrie Orozco in May the campaign ramped up and has even seen interest in neighboring cities, like Chicago. KVNO reports on why the Support Blue campaign started and if it’s helpful in bringing people together or if it could be divisive.

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Nebraska Leads Nation in Training Rural Healthcare Workers

October 29th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

The Rural Healthcare Opportunities Program–or “R-HOP”—is one of the most successful programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, but many people have never heard of it.

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Omaha City Council Weighs in on Future of “Biker Bar”

October 28th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

The Welcome Inn Tavern is an Omaha establishment with a reputation as a biker bar. During yesterday’s City Council Meeting, the new owner of the Welcome Inn asked Council members for a chance to change the bars public image.

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Nebraska Beef Council responds to W.H.O. review

October 27th, 2015

By Brandon McDermott

The World Health organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer – released a review Monday saying processed meats is carcinogenic, meaning it causes cancer. IARC says processed meat is just as bad as tobacco and red meat is as bad as lead. KVNO’s Brandon McDermott spoke to Mitch Rippe the Director of Nutrition and Education at the Nebraska Beef Council.

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Nitrates a costly, persistent problem for small towns

October 26th, 2015

By Harvest Public Media

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Farmers put nitrogen fertilizer on their fields to grow bigger, better crops. But when there’s too much left behind in the soil, it can pollute water supplies as nitrates

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NPPD approves higher rate hikes for some customers

October 22nd, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Grand Island, NE – A rate hike approved Wednesday for some Nebraska Public Power District electricity customers is likely to be challenged in court.

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