Ashford for Omaha 2013

The race toward Omaha's mayoral primary is well under way. Currently, the field features three Republicans-Jean Stothert, Dan Welch, and Dave Nabity; the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Jim Suttle; and Brad Ashford, an Independent.
Ashford, a state senator, is no stranger to Nebraska, having graduated from Westside High School, and gotten his law degree from Creighton University in 1974. He has served in the state legislature since 1986. He also served as director of the Omaha Housing Authority, and owned and managed the Nebraska Clothing Company from 1985-2007. 


A new website for students looking for internships makes debut

Internships are a great way for students to get real-world experience in a field and make connections outside of the university. Students might even be able to pick up class credit in the process.
Recently, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development created a website to provide internships for students statewide. The site, InternNE.com, focuses on placing Nebraska students into jobs and internships.
 


Crime Log 3-8-11

Crime Log 3-8-11


Incumbent wants to ‘get things done’ if reelected

As mayor, Jim Suttle said he is getting things done. And he doesn't plan on stopping.
"That's what we will continue to do in a second term-get more things done," Suttle said.
Suttle is running for a second term against four candidates-Brad Ashford, Dave Nabity, Jean Stothert and Dan Welch.
Based on his performance and health, Suttle planned on serving two terms as mayor from the start,
"Performance has been, I think, great," Suttle said. "And my health has been excellent. We're ready to do a second term."


Raising awareness of modern day slavery

Nearly 30 students raised awareness of the 27 million people in slavery worldwide on March 13.
 


Students learn needs of community

Last week, Tanner Johnson called a cardboard box "home." Put together with duct tape and zip ties and painted in a camouflage motif, the box was a few feet tall and a few feet wide.
Johnson joined about 20 fellow Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity members in Just Can It!, a community service project.