The roughly 350 attendees are projected to bring in about $400,000 of economic impact to the city, according to Visit Omaha, the convention and visitors bureau.
Maine Family Planning was one of the first organizations to say it would no longer accept federal money, withdrawing from the federal family planning grant program it has been part of for nearly five decades after the Trump administration initially said it would immediately enforce the referral ban.
In some ways, the City of Omaha remains hampered by its 2010 attempt to increase street funding by expanding the wheel tax.
In the first half of this year, the announced congressional candidates have raised the following: Republican Rep. Don Bacon, $800,000; and Democrats Kara Eastman, $150,000; and Ann Ashford, $100,000.
A Nebraska state fund that pays for children’s health insurance, aid for people with developmental disabilities and other government programs eventually will be depleted because lawmakers are withdrawing too much from the account.
The House voted 231-199 to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, but the legislation is unlikely to go anywhere in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Trump says "go back," and depending on Omahans' views, that's either "all the way racist" or business-speak.
Many staffers have decided to give up their jobs rather than move, prompting concerns of hollowed-out offices unable to adequately fund or inform agricultural science.
The constituent says his call to Bacon’s office involved his passionate feelings about the congressman’s position on LGBT rights.
The mayor forwarded four bids to the City Council — two from FCC and two from West Central Sanitation. Council members, and not the mayor, will decide the number of carts that residents get — two or three — and whether yard waste is taken to the dump or composted.
Some 200 people arrived at The Grass Wagon in Council Bluffs early Wednesday to listen to presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Rep. Don Bacon, who on Monday called the president's tweets "unacceptable," said after the Tuesday vote that he felt the language of the resolution was too partisan and aggressive.
Other than council member Paul Cook’s dissent, a Tuesday public hearing on $6,000 pay raises for the Bellevue City Council and mayor was a quiet affair, even after social media was abuzz in recent weeks about the proposal.
Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ designer home is worth more than twice as much as previously thought — and that could more than double his property tax bill next year and trigger a tab of at least $60,000 in back taxes and interest.
Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is headed to Iowa, spending part of Saturday in Council Bluffs.
Stothert said she wants the public’s help in developing a long-term plan to better maintain and update streets. The mayor would like to see every lane mile resurfaced during its 20-year life span.
The Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump’s comments against four congresswomen of color. The three members of Nebraska’s all-GOP House delegation voted against the resolution.
China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.
A jury found Monday that former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and a staffer discriminated against the state’s then-commissioner of workers compensation in 2011 because he’s gay and awarded the ex-official $1.5 million.
Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., chided President Donald Trump on Monday for tweeting that some Democratic congresswomen of color should go back to the countries they come from.
The proposed 25% tariff would apply to all books, but critics say it would disproportionately affect Bibles and children’s books. Both tend to have specialized printing requirements that Chinese printers are set up to meet while many domestic printers are not.
The lack of an announcement to date has generated speculation about Sen. Ben Sasse’s intentions, but his fundraising and other efforts say he’s in.
A lawsuit filed earlier this month claims two Cherry County Board members stand to financially gain from approval of a 19-turbine wind farm planned west of Kilgore because of familial connections to the project — a project they’re scheduled to vote on this week.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — When a relatively unknown Chinese company called Jushi built a state-of-the-art fiberglass factory in the pine woods of South Carolina not long ago, it made a big splash.
Mike Boyle will seek reelection to the Douglas County Board in 2020, despite rumors to the contrary, and he already has a challenger, Roger Garcia.
An Air Force investigation found insufficient evidence for any action against Hyten, but some Democrats say they want to hear directly from the accuser.