Omaha, NE – Air Force Week in the Heartland is over, and its final two days were celebrated with an Open House and Air Show.
Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue hosted last week's events. Thousands of people visited the base Saturday and Sunday to see aircraft on display and watch the Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Air Show.
Among the planes on display were an RC-135 equipped for intelligence and surveillance missions; an AWACS used for both wartime and peacetime efforts; and a Blackhawk helicopter.
Omaha, NE – Project Vote Smart is releasing its results of its so-called Political Courage Test.
The non-partisan group's test asks candidates if they're willing to support certain issues they'll likely deal with if elected. 40 percent of Nebraska's candidates for federal office and 26 percent of candidates for the Nebraska Unicameral passed the Political Courage Test.
Eight part series concludes Thursday night on KIOS.
2008 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Jazz in June Festival. The festival in Norman, Oklahoma is a highlight of the annual festival scene in the midwest. For the past few years, over 50,000 jazz fans have converged in Norman to enjoy the festival.
The final installment of the 2006 Jazz in June Festival will air on Thursday night. This show will feature more of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave's tribute to Louis Armstrong as well as the Norman North High School Jazz Choir.
Omaha, NE – Governor Dave Heineman says there are two important issues on the minds of Nebraskans right now Husker football and energy.
Heineman's comments came during the American Coalition for Ethanol conference Wednesday in Omaha. The conference brings together ethanol advocates, energy companies, builders and trade groups to discuss issues surrounding the biofuels industry.
Omaha, NE – A treatment center and therapeutic boarding school is preparing to open in Omaha.
Ponca Pines Academy is located on the Uta Halee Girls Village Campus. It's a school and treatment center for twelve teenage women ages 17 to 19. There, they'll receive an education, treatment for mental health disorders or substance abuse, individual and family therapy, and job skills training.
Omaha, NE – There's only one week left to apply for federal disaster assistance following a string of severe thunderstorms and floods.
People affected by severe weather from May 22nd to June 24th have until next Tuesday to apply for aid from FEMA. The agency is offering individual assistance to help homeowners and renters repair their properties. Also, public assistance is available to help local governments repair or rebuild infrastructure.
Omaha, NE – Offutt Air Force Base is preparing to host its first Air Force Week.
Air Force Week in the Heartland kicks off Saturday with opening ceremonies at Rosenblatt Stadium. Concerts, Air Force movies and exhibits, the seven-mile Bellevue/Offutt Runway Run and faith-based outreach are some of the events scheduled for the week, which ends August 17.
55th Wing Vice Commander Colonel Rob Maness says no Air Force Base in the region has hosted an Air Force Week.
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Royals are considering relocation options both inside and outside the Omaha metro area.
Royals General Manager Martie Cordaro says talks with the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority are not ongoing, but not dead. Talks between the two sides are at a standstill. Cordaro says the fan experience, economics of the agreement, and scheduling are sticking points of any agreement with MECA.