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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is phasing in a new electronic benefits card for the program that services low-income women and children.

Three Omaha locations were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places by The National Park Service.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two more pharmaceutical companies are objecting to Nebraska's use of lethal injection drugs that may have come from them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who use the Affordable Care Act's marketplace for health insurance could see a much smaller rate increase in 2019 compared to previous years.

Families will have a rare opportunity to check out three of the metro’s largest arts organizations on one day at the Arts Block Party on Saturday, August 18th.

T Adam Goos, director of educational programming at Omaha Conservatory of Music, says this block party seemed like a natural thing to do, now that OCM, Omaha Community Playhouse and the Omaha Academy of Ballet are within blocks of each other. Goss says families will be able to experience the offerings at all three organizations in a hands-on way. 

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Susan Christensen to the Iowa Supreme Court, making her the first woman to be on the state's highest court since 2010.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The State Department is seeking public input on its draft study of the Keystone XL pipeline's environmental impact in Nebraska.

The 5th annual New American Arts Festival, which features art from immigrants and refugees now living in Omaha, will take place in downtown Benson tomorrow,  August 3rd, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Billy McGuigan’s big band sound is back and opens tonight at the Omaha Community Playhouse!  Billy stops by the KIOS studios and chats with Mike Hogan about the show, the music, and how this project came together.  The show runs from August 1st through the 12th.  More information can be found at https://ticketomaha.com/Productions/billy-mcguigan's-rock-twist_2018  

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials have closed the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking eastern Nebraska to western Iowa for a routine inspection.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey report suggests economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states.

  

  

Colony Collapse Disorder is a phrase that was coined around 2006, a time when honeybee colony losses reported in the US were well above average. Since then, more and more bees have been disappearing.  News Director Cheril Lee has the story on a Creighton researcher who’s studying one cause of the problem…

Lauren Martin, Executive Director of the Maha Musical Festival and Big Omaha joins Mike Hogan on "Morning Edition" to discuss the big name bands and events planned for the festival.  More information can be found at www.MahaMusicFestival.com.

Mark your calendars for the opening of the musical "Always...Patsy Cline" on August 3rd.  Actress Connie Lee plays the character Louise Seger and she joins Mike Hogan to discuss the musical, the history of the show, and the wonderful music of Patsy Cline.  More information and showtimes can be found at http://theatreartsguild.com/events/always-patsy-cline/ 

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Home for Boys 4-H club is taking troubled teens out of their comfort zones and giving them chances to raise farm animals.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are looking for new ways to help youths who enter the child welfare system, particularly in situations involving family drug use, but challenges remain in rural areas that lack treatment services.

Do Space offers Cyber Seniors on Wednesdays

Jul 30, 2018

Cyber Seniors is one of the original programs Do Space offered when it opened in November 2015.

Midnight Movies, first run showings, special engagements, celebrity-led discussions following screenings, Film Streams does it all and more.  Patrick Kinney, Communications Director, chats with Mike Hogan about the latest activities.  More information is available at www.FilmStreams.org

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says a $12 billion aid package for farmers hurt by President Donald Trump's trade war is a temporary solution, and he's encouraging the administration to reach new trade deals quickly.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school will learn his fate in a few weeks: life in prison or the death penalty.

The Opportunity Youth Hub is a United Way of the Midlands program that serves area “Opportunity Youth” – young people ages 16 to 24 who lack meaningful connections to work or education.  

The monthly Night Market at Midtown Crossing is back this Friday, July 27th, at 6:00 p.m.  Project Manager Roxanne Nielsen chats with Mike Hogan about the event.  More information can be found at  https://omahafarmersmarket.com/night-market/

Since the City of Omaha put in 68 decorative planters on South 24th Street about 15 years ago, the South Omaha Business Association (SOBA) has filled them with annuals, maintained the sprinkler system and paid the water bill. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Jane Raybould is seeking additional debates in her campaign to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he will challenge a temporary injunction placed on parts of the state's new voter ID law.

August 3rd is the "Dance for a Chance" fundraising event for Youth Emergency Services (YES).  YES is a local nonprofit that serves homeless youth in our community.  Executive Director Mary Fraser Meints chats with Mike Hogan about the mission, the event, and how the program works.  More information is available at www.YesOmaha.org

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The corn and soybean crops in Iowa and Nebraska are significantly ahead of schedule and looking very good for a plentiful harvest this fall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new geothermal well field should supply the Nebraska Capitol with cool air and heat in one year.

Whether you're a wizard or a muggle, you’re welcome to attend the upcoming Harry and the Potters concert at the W. Dale Clark Library.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha-based health system has established a community garden to offer more access to healthy food for its patients in the city.

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