The Omaha Public Schools board is still working to finalize a contract with superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

January is National Mentoring Month

Jan 14, 2013

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says there are 30,000 children in the Omaha area living below the poverty line who could benefit from mentoring.

GOP Senator: Hagel's temperament a concern

Jan 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says he thinks the issue of "overall temperament" will come up during former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing to be defense secretary.

Mom cited after child is left in a cold car

Jan 13, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year-old Omaha mom is facing a child neglect charge after leaving her 2-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped on a cold day.

Flu cases widespread in Iowa

Jan 11, 2013

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa health official calls this the worst flu season the state has seen in many years.

Bill would cut OPS board to nine members

Jan 11, 2013

A State Senator from Omaha has once again introduced a bill to reduce the size of the Omaha Public Schools board.

OPS board to hold special meeting on superintendent contract

Jan 11, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board will meet at 7:30 Saturday morning to discuss and possibly approve a contract for superintendent-elect Mark Evans.

Only Human on View at JCC

Jan 11, 2013

Artist Courtney Kenny’s “Only Human” exhibition is on view at the Jewish Community Center throughout January.

Bill would remove elected officials from state health plan

Jan 10, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would boot the governor, attorney general and other elected officials off Nebraska's state employee health insurance plan.

Boil order lifted

Jan 10, 2013

Council Bluffs residents are no longer under a boil water order.

Ophir Palmon

An exhibit opening Thursday in Omaha documents the Holocaust through the experiences of teenagers who visited concentration camps in Poland.

Nebraska Legislature returns to session, elects new leaders

Jan 10, 2013

LINCOLN--The first day of the 103rd Nebraska Legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 9, ended with the election of a new speaker and committee chairmen and the swearing in of 11 senators.

The Corps held its first conference call of 2013 on Tuesday to update basin forecasts, weather conditions and reservoir operations.

Two flu deaths in Nebraska this season

Jan 9, 2013

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Unicameral returns to session

Jan 9, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are preparing to commence the 2013 legislative session.

Boil water order issued for Council Bluffs

Jan 9, 2013

The entire city of Council Bluffs is under a boil water order.

Rural Nebraskans have less health insurance

Jan 9, 2013


The Center for Rural Affairs is out with a new report on the Rural Implications of Health Insurance Coverage in Nebraska. 

New OPS board members sworn in

Jan 8, 2013

The Omaha Public Schools board has four new members.

Omaha Mayor wants end to furloughs for violent offenders

Jan 8, 2013

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle wants violent offenders to be excluded from a state furlough program for inmates.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska is gradually moving closer to restart, but officials say significant work remains.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha officials have a new contract with the city's firefighters. But it has left the city budget $7.3 million in the red.

Science Outside the Classroom

Jan 8, 2013

Tonight’s Omaha Science Café explores science outside of the traditional classroom.

Former Nebraska GOP Senator Chuck Hagel is President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense.

Graffiti Kits Available in South Omaha

Jan 7, 2013

The South Omaha graffiti kits project was launched in partnership with the Neighborhood Center.

Nebraska would need about 100-inches of snow this winter to bring the area out of drought conditions.

Some Nebraska state employees to get pay raises

Jan 4, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 10,000 state employees will see a 2.25 percent pay raise over each of the next two years, following a newly ratified union contract.

Johanns: Senate must begin work on a new farm bill

Jan 4, 2013

The fiscal cliff deal approved earlier this week by Congress also extended the farm bill.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada's route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor.

Sen. Johanns gets committee assignments

Jan 4, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has been named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as those dealing with agriculture, banking and veterans.

Youth and Work Focus of AECF Report

Jan 4, 2013


The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released findings and recommendations from its 2nd Kids Count Policy Report of 2012.