The Nebraska Children’s Home Society will celebrate its 125th anniversary on Saturday, June 9th at 5:30 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is joining Iowa and the city of Council Bluffs in a lawsuit to challenge the federal government's approval of a tribal casino near Omaha.

Cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer of the bile ducts that extends from the liver to the small intestine. 

Tayler Plank is the leading lady in Omaha Community Playhouse's latest offering, "Singin' in the Rain."  She joins Mike Hogan at the KIOS studios to chat about the production, strong women characters, and her favorite song in the show.  More information is available at

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is showering Nebraska public officials with campaign cash as it fights for regulatory approval in a state that is one of the last lines of resistance for the $8 billion project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 600 Nebraska youths have received treatment through a new state initiative designed to help those who struggle with emotional and mental-health problems.

Today, Omaha North High student Eleanor Dunning talks to students and staff about the OPS Career Center…



LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are again offering safety courses for anyone who will be driving a boat on the state's lakes and rivers this summer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln electric utility provider has installed a solar-powered bench in a park for people to charge cellphones, laptops, tablets or even electric wheelchairs.

The 50th annual Munroe-Meyer Garden Walk takes place Sunday, June 10th from 9-4.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two students have been injured in a chemical explosion in a University of Nebraska-Lincoln laboratory.

The title of  the VNA and Urban Abbey’s May 31st session of "Let’s Drink Coffee and Learn Things," is "The Impact of Alternative Pain Therapies on the Opioid Crisis." 

Joslyn Castle's Communications Director, Kelli Bello, stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the latest happenings at the castle and in the neighborhood.  More information can be found at

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration are due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend its approval of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A contracting company has fired an Omaha school bus driver shown using his cellphone for more than two minutes while driving.

MAPA seeks public input

May 24, 2018

The Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, or MAPA, is amending its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan to address cost increases for the City of Omaha’s construction project along 156th Street from Pepperwood Drive to Corby.

A CDC study says tick-borne bacterial diseases more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 -- to over 48,000 reports per year – with 82% of them related to Lyme disease. 

The Omaha Community Foundation is hosting the sixth annual "Omaha Gives!" celebration.  Kali Baker, Vice President of Community Investment, stops by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan about today's drive and what it means to the community.  If you would like to contribute, the website is

1 in 5 children in Nebraska are considered food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from. 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The abrupt downfall of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix became a cash windfall for the Republican Party of Iowa.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former administrative assistant for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has filed a lawsuit accusing the state of age discrimination.

Jeanine Lackey is the Director of Land Stewardship at Fontenelle Forest.  Her job is to care for the many acres of forest through the control of invasive species, oversee prescribed fires, and many other duties.  Today, she stops by the KIOS-FM studios to discuss the importance of planting native species in your own garden and the threats of invasive plant species.

I’m Cheril Lee with the final OPS Student Spotlight of the school year.  Teiah Wells is a senior at Omaha Central High School.  Earlier this year, Teiah won the Youth of the Year Honor from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. 

Nebraska Wildflower Events take place next month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union and others are worried that a proposal to add school resource officers to Lincoln's middle schools will lead to disproportionate treatment of minorities and marginalized groups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is providing new topsoil to about 15 homes near a former smelting plant in Lincoln this spring.

Barron Breland stops by the KIOS studios to discuss the season closing concert of Resonance, Thursday, May 24th at 7:30.  More information is available at

Established in 1956, the purpose of National Bike Month is to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to use bikes for transportation, fitness, recreation and environmental purposes. 

The American Heart Association says African Americans are more likely to develop high blood pressure than any other racial group in the United States.