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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public hearing has been scheduled Monday on a Lincoln proposal that would offer legal protection to people who break vehicle windows to save children or animals from dangerous heat.

Councilman James Michael Bowers told the Lincoln Journal Star his proposal would remove a legal gray area and would let people act with confidence if they were to follow specific steps.

Making all arts affordable to all, Judy Mallory's vision thrives, even 12 years after starting this charitable organization.  Arts For All, Inc. is a dynamic arts education organization developed to be affordable and available for all.  

Founder and Executive Director, Judy Mallory stops by the KIOS studios to chat with Mike Hogan about the mission and her view of "success" with the clients she has met over the years.

More information can be found at https://www.artsforallomaha.org/

The Omaha Public Library is partnering with Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International to offer a new storytime series this fall. 

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance has two events this week to promote healthy homes for healthy children.  

Girl Scouts cookie sales underway

Feb 14, 2018

For over 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been selling their well-known cookies.

Children’s Hospital and Medical Center just kicked off its fall Parenting U classes.

The Department of Health and Human Services will ship more than 4,900 tons of food to approximately 425 Nebraska schools and child care centers.

The Omaha Children’s Museum’s kid-friendly haunted house, Cobweb Castle, is open throughout the month of October.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its 2016 Kids Count Data Book yesterday.

Find It, Fix It, Fund It is an initiative from the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition and the National Center for Healthy Housing committed to eliminating lead poisoning.

The Iowa West Foundation has awarded $6.4 million to 21 organizations for community and educational programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will debate a bill aimed at making sure adoptive parents do not lose parental rights if they change their minds about allowing contact with a child's birth parents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Foster children in Nebraska could have more chances to play sports, join a sleepover with friends and attend school dances under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Nebraska's ban on gay foster parents no longer in place, Christian placement agencies say they might be forced to choose between their religious beliefs and state funding.

Nebraska public health officials say the Zika virus poses very little threat to residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will lead a $6.5 million study of policies and practices of early childhood education.

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says as many as 25,000 to 30,000 Omaha-area youth need mentors.

A 35-year-old former Omaha middle school teacher is charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Court records say a 21-year-old Council Bluffs man has been accused of abusing a baby who's suffered at least 20 fractures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state oversight agency report says Nebraska's child welfare system showed little progress in keeping children in their homes.

Creighton and UNMC researchers will spend the next four years studying the brain development of 9 to 14-year-olds.

Omaha’s Project Harmony is hosting four days of training on how to identify and help possible victims of child sex trafficking.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha program is working to help children from Myanmar nurture their roots by devoting time to their native language.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man accused of neglecting his disabled daughter until she was severely malnourished has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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A collaborative of more than 30 Nebraska hospitals is focusing on reducing complications and death following childbirth and a baby’s first month of life.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's foster care system can do more to ensure that foster children have normal life experiences, such as participating in sports or having sleepovers with friends.

OPS Superintendent Mark Evans says the district will continue collecting public input on proposed changes to the sex education curriculum.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state lawmaker is questioning whether a children's health insurance program should be included in a plan to privatize Medicaid in Iowa.

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is working with six metro area school districts to reach out to the youngest learners.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old student has slapped, punched and kicked a teacher in a north-central Omaha school.

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