The Game and Parks Commission is working to balance the competing interests and demands involving the lake.
Citing a “serious sense of urgency,” Nebraska lawmakers will launch their investigation into the state’s problematic contract for private management of Omaha-area child welfare cases.
An air quality advisory has been issued for parts of Nebraska east of Grand Island due to the potential for smoke from Kansas and Oklahoma grass fires, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
The University of Pittsburgh’s former director of emergency management stole more than 13,600 face masks meant for school employees and students and sold them online in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a federal indictment announced Wednesday.
Midland University in Fremont, one of the fastest-growing colleges in the Midwest, continues to be responsive to the demands of the marketplace.
Coach McDermott shows more thoughtfulness and grace than do many of his defenders, a Public Pulse writer says.
Douglas County residents may hear sirens Thursday and Friday as the county's emergency management agency tests the outdoor emergency siren system.
Officials say the new system will also provide faster, more reliable service. It will locate callers using geospatial data — essentially the longitude and latitude information inside your cellphone.
The new tenants will likely open for business by summer, depending on construction progress, the development team said.
Nebraska has no backup plan to care for abused and neglected children in the Omaha area if an embattled Kansas nonprofit can no longer do the job, a top state official acknowledged Wednesday.
The emergency, no-bid contract will allow the embattled St. Francis Ministries to continue to oversee the care of abused and neglected children in Douglas and Sarpy Counties through February 2023.
The embattled private agency overseeing child welfare cases in the Omaha area will run out of money for operations by Feb. 12, an official said Friday, so the state is negotiating a new contract.
The town of Benkelman in southwestern Nebraska was evacuated for several hours Friday morning because of a large wildfire to the northwest, the Dundy County Sheriff's Office said.
The Kansas-based agency overseeing Omaha-area child welfare cases nearly ran out of cash in March and expects to lose about $27 million on its Nebraska contract this fiscal year.
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