News You Can Use 3-3-11

News You Can Use 3-3-11

UNO graduate Nabity plans to streamline government, upgrade tourism

Dave Nabity is one of three Republican candidates running for mayor of Omaha. Though he hasn't held public office before, he has been a part of local and Nebraska politics for years. He is a graduate of UNO and has worked in business with his company, Nabity Business Advisors.
His political contributions to the city and state have centered on protecting small business interests and managing government contracts and spending. In 2009, he founded the Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector which worked on reports regarding fire and police contracts, reorganization of government, and countless other proposals on how to save money and consolidate budgets.  

Unmanaged water conflict could cost Nebraska millions

The key issue facing Nebraska's management of the Republican River resides within state boundaries, said Ann Bleed, former director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources.

Ultra Chic Prom Boutique leaves everyone happy

The Ultra Chic Prom Boutique signals the start of prom season. Girls come from schools all around Omaha to find dresses for their special events. With that crowd comes some chaos.
"When the doors opened, it was just a flood of people," said Devin Bertelsen, student government president. Bertelsen volunteered at last year's event. "It's an absolutely crazy, wild time as every girl tries to find the perfect dress."

USSTRATCOM fellowship returns to UNO

By Stefan Snijders, Contributor The start of the second annual Strategic Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the United States Strategic Command, (USSTRAT-COM), and hosted at the University...

Anti-Defamation League partners with UNO, Northwest high school for anti-bias training

By Jack Spady, Contributor The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is teaming up with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Northwest Magnet High School. The partnership exists in hopes...

A home for the holidays

MaverickPR, The UNO Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, teamed up with the Town and Country Humane Society for its annual fundraiser on Sunday at The Bookworm bookstore, 8702 Pacific St. Thirty-two dogs, four cats and one rabbit posed for pictures with Santa Paws, a part played by School of Communication professor Chris Allen. Allen's wife, Elaine, was Mrs. Paws.

DUIs may become a little more costly

Legislative Bill 667, recently presented before Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee, would repeal the current Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law for drunk drivers.