Troy Via has been named the Omaha Public Power District's chief operating officer and vice president of utility operations.
The 51 apartment buildings in the Southside Terrace public housing complex would be torn down and replaced by a new housing development in an effort to revitalize the South Omaha neighborhood.
Take a closer look at Nebraska's highest prison populations in 2019 (by % operational capacity).
Some couples head to the courthouse to get married. Mike and Anne Boyle went to the courthouse immediately after their 1965 church vows, still in wedding garb — to register to vote.
A memorial celebration for former Bellevue Mayor Inez Boyd will be held Saturday at American Heroes Park.
Both Douglas County officials and members of the public at Tuesday's County Board meeting paid tribute to Mike Boyle, a 24-year County Board member and former Omaha mayor.
The City of Omaha's fall cleanup days will start Oct. 2 and run on Saturdays through Oct. 23. The drop sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The North Omaha Turnback Tax Committee, which selects grant recipients to bring tourism to the area, is seeking applicants to fill two open positions.
Boyle returned to public office after being recalled as Omaha mayor in 1987, serving 24 years on the Douglas County Board. "He cared about this community deeply," says fellow board member P.J. Morgan.
First elected in 2006, Don Kleine, 68, said party politics don't matter in his job; evidence, facts and trying to do right by people do. "I'm still the same person I've always been," he said.
Douglas County's newest judge, Jeff Lux, thinks that his military service will help him in a growing part of the justice system: veterans treatment courts.
Omaha is drafting the next chapter of its public library system, a plan expected to lead to the demolition of the downtown central library and a new central library hub elsewhere in town.
The remains of Cpl. Daegan Page will be returned home Friday, Sept. 10. A funeral is planned a week later.
After running ORBT with free fares for most of its first year, Metro will charge $1.25 per ride, payable through the Umo app.
Bins should be set at the curb no later than 6 a.m. to ensure that they are emptied.
"We are working as fast, as diligently as possible to get people approved and get the money out the door," a program official said. "We understand how stressful it can be to be behind on your rent."
In Omaha, the emergency rental help is being managed by the Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless. People can call 211 or visit macchconnect.org to find out if they are eligible.
La Vista residents should set debris at curbsides by 7 a.m. Monday. Tree branches and brush should be cut into 6-foot sections and shouldn't be thicker than 4 inches in diameter.
Douglas County could press forward on implementing a mask mandate. But Nebraska law says that kind of public health measure is subject to state approval, and state officials have warned of a lawsuit.
Council members had attempted to add money to permanently fund a protected bike lane and incorporate recommendations of a future bicycle/pedestrian master plan, among other vetoed amendments.
The State of Nebraska on Tuesday rejected a request from Douglas County’s health director who was seeking authority to implement a countywide mask mandate.
The Douglas County Board voted to prioritize mental health initiatives and to address county government needs before considering external requests.
Before the pandemic, parents rarely filled local and state board rooms. But now an agitated, mobilized and partisan public is showing up in numbers, shouting, clapping, cheering and sometimes jeering.
The federal money will cover the cost of hiring someone to coordinate volunteer lawyers working on eviction cases. Earlier, the city council had rejected a plan to use city money for the position.
Vetoes targeted funding for a permanent bike lane, a bicycle and pedestrian master plan, streetscape improvements along North Saddle Creek Road and a website for Councilwoman Juanita Johnson.