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Editorial: Governments must scrutinize TIF requests, but ultimate benefits can be great

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Omaha just saw a major example with the City Council’s unanimous approval of $80 million in tax-increment incentives for the $553 million redevelopment of Crossroads Mall ... of Omaha’s overall interest ... Is TIF worth it? In case of Crossroads Mall, Omaha City Council will soon decide.
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In Omaha's 'crazy' market, no inspection and big down payment are keys to buying a house

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Actually, nearly any house in Omaha these days ... “I think it’s a testament to how Omaha is growing and doing the right thing to keep talent.”. Because the housing market is so tight in Omaha, it’s changed the way people traditionally have purchased a home ... Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021 ... A few snowflakes fell in Omaha on Wednesday.
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Platte River flooding leads to highway closure south of Schuyler

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021 ... Omaha Skutt's Adam Kruse, left, and Gothenberg's Abe Mendez, right, wrestle during a Class B 138 pound match ... A few snowflakes fell in Omaha on Wednesday ... Frost collects on a sheet of ice in a parking lot in South Omaha on Tuesday. Omaha set a record low on Tuesday, dipping to 23 degrees below zero.
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Realtor: 1920s houses are works of art and a piece of Omaha history

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
When you buy a 1920s home, Realtor Jeff Rensch says, you’re taking ownership of a piece of Omaha history ... Omaha was a vibrant community in the 1920s ... In Omaha's 'crazy' market, no inspection and big down payment are keys to buying a house ... Benson, Dundee, Florence and South Omaha were all added to the city within a few years of each other.
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Health advocates file lawsuit challenging Nebraska's two-tier system for Medicaid expansion

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Omaha State and Regional News ... Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021 ... Omaha Skutt's Adam Kruse, left, and Gothenberg's Abe Mendez, right, wrestle during a Class B 138 pound match ... A few snowflakes fell in Omaha on Wednesday ... Frost collects on a sheet of ice in a parking lot in South Omaha on Tuesday ... Omaha's low Dr.
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Director defends Nebraska agency's efforts to bring Mead ethanol plant into compliance

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Omaha State and Regional News ... John Cavanaugh of Omaha asked how much the groundwater had been contaminated by the piles of corn ... Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021 ... Omaha Skutt's Adam Kruse, left, and Gothenberg's Abe Mendez, right, wrestle during a Class B 138 pound match ... A few snowflakes fell in Omaha on Wednesday ... Omaha's low Dr.
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The Public Pulse: Address racial slurs; GOP censure debate; Room to disagree

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
Proper consequences. What shameful racist behavior by some Norfolk High School basketball fans ... They care very much about peer consequences ... Maria Sullivan, Omaha. Slurs’ damage ... I taught in OPS ... Dave Haar, Omaha ... John Folsom, Omaha ... Greg Casady, Council Bluffs ... Wendy Leitch, Omaha ... He lives in Council Bluffs ... Diane Watson, Omaha ... 20 ... Mary Anna Anderson, Omaha.
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Belt, Franklin

The Daily Nonpareil 26 Feb 2021
Franklin E. "Frank" Belt, age 73, of Council Bluffs, passed away February 23, 2021 at the V.A. Medical Center in Omaha. Frank was born December 22, 1947 in Council Bluffs to the late Franklin C. and Bernadean (Igou) Belt. He ... .
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Need a job or an intern? Omaha youth jobs program accepting applicants, employers

Omaha World-Herald 25 Feb 2021
An Omaha summer youth jobs program will once again connect hundreds of young people with workforce training opportunities — and organizers are seeking more local businesses to help develop and retain the next generation ... Interested young people have until March 7 to apply, which can be done on the Step-Up Omaha website ... Omaha's low Dr.
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Utilities customers in some small Nebraska towns bracing for big bills after cold snap

Lincoln Journal Star 25 Feb 2021
Metropolitan Utilities District customers used about 50% more natural gas last week during the extreme cold, and the utility pulled about 40% of the gas used last week out of storage, spokeswoman Tracey Christensen told the Omaha World-Herald ... Steam rises from the MidAmerican Energy Company in Council Bluffs, as seen from South Omaha on Tuesday.
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Omaha Housing Authority seniors are having COVID vaccines brought to them

Omaha World-Herald 25 Feb 2021
Brown only had to walk down the hall and take an elevator to the first floor of her apartment building, the Omaha Housing Authority’s Crown Tower ... She was one of 43 people to receive COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday morning at Crown Tower in North Omaha ... Another 42 people received vaccines Wednesday at Evans Tower in North Omaha ... Omaha's low Dr.
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OPS board hears details on changes to student transportation, choice for high schools

Omaha World-Herald 25 Feb 2021
The Omaha Public Schools board this week got more details about changes to the plan that dictates where students attend high school and how they get there ... “Omaha Public Schools will continue to communicate directly with impacted families on their individual situations in advance of implementation.” ... Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021.
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As pothole season begins, city crews out 'in full force' to get them filled

The Daily Nonpareil 25 Feb 2021
On the heels of a winter storm Sunday that saw up to 8.5 inches of snowfall in parts of the Council Bluffs-Omaha area, came a reprieve — we’re in the midst of a week of temperatures in the high 30s ... .
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