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Firstar Fiber has partnered with a global nonprofit to manufacture and sell lumber made from plastic waste on a mass scale, offering an innovative, potentially profitable method to reduce litter.
The city is asking for feedback from the public about how to use the dollars. A feedback form can be found on the city's website at: cityofomaha.org/american-rescue-plan-act.
Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is proposing a tax cut in the upcoming city budget, marking the third time she has pushed to reduce the city’s property tax levy during her tenure leading City Hall.
Signs advertising cannabis — complete with large marijuana leaves — have sprouted up across Nebraska. Those shops are selling Delta 8, which became legal under a loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill.
MECA officials let a World-Herald reporter and photographer behind the construction fences to see how the Gene Leahy Mall overhaul is progressing.
Electric scooters and electric bicycles are now allowed on Omaha's trail system as part of an update to the city's parks rules. The trails are now open 24 hours a day.
Large limbs cut to a maximum of 6 feet in length and stacked at the curb will be collected by City of Omaha crews. The collection will begin Friday and last for a week.
OPPD CEO Javier Fernandez acknowledged the frustration of people still in the dark but said OPPD is restoring power at a record pace in its largest response ever to an outage.
The trail between Blondo Street and Western Avenue will be closed through July 27.
Two of Omaha's storm debris drop-off sites are at full capacity and will close at 2 p.m. Monday. The remaining four sites have plenty of capacity and will remain open through Saturday, the city said.