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.
Some Douglas County residents still need convincing that COVID vaccinations are safe and effective, according to a new survey.
The initiative, with input from the public, can make well-targeted one-time expenditures to boost treatment capacity.
The Douglas County Board voted to prioritize mental health initiatives and to address county government needs before considering external requests.
The Douglas County Board is asking for public input on mental health needs as it considers how to spend $6 million in leftover federal CARES Act money.
Adi Pour, Douglas County's health director, told the Board of Health on Wednesday that she will retire at the end of June.
The idea has been floated since the 1960s, with proponents pointing to potential savings. Now that the city limits hug the Elkhorn River, it's time to take another look at it, Sen. McCollister said.
The Douglas County Board will allocate an additional $2 million of COVID aid for utility bill assistance, plus $2 million for certain types of for-profit businesses.
The City Council voted 6-2 to approve the mandate, which takes effect Friday and expires Feb. 23. It requires masks in indoor places open to the public, including businesses, churches and day cares.
La Vista on Tuesday became the latest Nebraska city to pass a mask mandate to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Critics called Douglas County's $1.85 million mobile command center a "boondoggle." But officials dropped the purchase because of a federal deadline.
Two action items are on the agenda for the first public meeting of the board of a nonprofit corporation formed to develop a Douglas County Courthouse annex and youth detention center complex.
The Douglas County Board voted Tuesday to award $3.25 million in tourism and culture grants to 62 organizations in 2018-19.
The Douglas County Board voted Tuesday to raise most county elected officials' salaries by 4 percent a year from 2019 through 2022, but reject…
The Douglas County Board voted Tuesday to raise most county elected officials’ salaries by 4 percent a year from 2019 through 2022, but rejected a proposal to do the same with County Board member salaries.
Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen wants the city to weigh in on mental health.
Festersen wants the City of Omaha to support a bill, if introduced in the Nebraska Legislature, that would allow mental health professionals, not just police, to place mentally ill people in emergency protective custody.
The board voted 5-1 to pass a resolution that “urges Congress to act expeditiously to pass legislation protecting Dreamers from deportation.”
The Douglas County Board set 2017 valuations Tuesday for the properties whose owners had filed protests, but not before some board members mad…
The Douglas County Board set 2017 valuations Tuesday for the properties whose owners had filed protests, but not before some board members made protestations of their own.
Douglas County Board Chair Mary Ann Borgeson was elected second vice president of the National Association of Counties.