Meg Saligman talks about the Fertile Ground mural project and how she characterizes it.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's past and present are coming alive on a mural downtown. The project is called Fertile Ground and is scheduled for completion next summer.
Nationally-renowned artist Meg Saligman is painting the mural on the side of Omaha's Energy Systems building at 13th and Webster Streets. The mural will tell Omaha's story through its people and landmarks.
Eight part series continues Thursday night on KIOS.
Omaha, Nebraska – 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.
Omaha, NE – Hot weather is settling in to the Omaha area. Temperatures the rest of this week are forecast to be at or above 90 degrees.
The Douglas County Health Department says you should avoid outdoor activities during hot weather if at all possible. If you must be outside, drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. You should also limit outdoor activities to the early morning or evening hours.
Omaha, NE – Temperatures this week are forecast to remain at or above 90 degrees. With hot weather lingering in the Omaha metro area, the Salvation Army is opening two cooling stations.
A news release from the Salvation Army of Omaha says the cooling stations are located at 2424 Pratt Street and 4032 Harrison Street. At those locations, people can get cold drinks and snacks while escaping the hot temperatures.
The centers are open through Friday from eight AM to five PM.
Omaha, NE – More than 500 athletes are in Omaha for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.
The Games began Friday and continue through Tuesday at Qwest Center Omaha, UNO, Northwest High School and other locations. Disabled military veterans from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Great Britain are competing in 17 events, including basketball, swimming, softball, and track.
Events also include a Kids Day, where disabled children in Omaha will be mentored by the athletes and participate in events of their own.
Omaha, NE – An organization called Project Vote Smart is traveling the country to teach voters how to be better informed.
Project Vote Smart's web site, www.votesmart.org, contains information about 40,000 lawmakers. Voters can find a lawmaker's voting record, campaign finance records, issue positions, statements, and biography. Both state and federal lawmakers are included in Project Vote Smart's information.