Omaha’s STEM Ecosystem Named to National Top 10 List

In News, on May 27th, 2016

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Omaha, NE – In 2012, the University of Nebraska at Omaha formally established Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM learning as one of five key campus priorities. Now the Omaha citywide STEM Ecosystem, with UNO as a member, has been chosen as one of 10 groups to join the national STEM Learning Ecosystem Initiative.

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Problems persist at YRTC; New administration to make changes

In News, on May 24th, 2016

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A detention facility for high-risk youth has been the center of debate for one Nebraska community. Kearney looks to deal with issues at its Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center. A few years ago, Christine Suchsland and her family moved here to the semi-rural Kearney neighborhood of Canal Heights. At first it seemed like any other quiet neighborhood. […]

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More marijuana-related arrests in Nebraska after Colorado legalization

In News, on May 24th, 2016

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The counties with the largest increases in pot arrests were generally located along or near the Colorado border, and along Interstate-80.

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Omaha City Council Approves Development/Plea Deal

In News, on May 18th, 2016

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During their weekly meeting yesterday, Omaha City Council members green-lit a major building project, and made a decision on a pending lawsuit.

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OPPD will “absorb as many as possible” if Fort Calhoun Station closes

In News, on May 16th, 2016

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Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant first started generating power 43 years ago. Located less than 20 miles from the center of Omaha, when the plant is fully operational, it accounts for a quarter of OPPD’s power producing pool. But keeping the plant operational is expensive.

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Omaha City Council votes to demolish “historic” building

In News, on May 11th, 2016

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Councilman Garry Gernandt said he’s received several e-mails about the historical value of the property, even though it isn’t listed on any historical registry at the city, state, or federal level.

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