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Disaster experiences forums set for people with disabilities

Nov. 10, 2019 10:11 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two free forums have been scheduled to hear from people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations. The Administration for Community Living is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and it wants...

Omaha Salvation Army Tree of Lights campaign kicks off

Nov. 2, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights campaign is set to get underway in the Omaha area next week with the annual lighting of metal Christmas trees in front of American National Bank branches in central Omaha and in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In Omaha, hundreds are expected to gather...

Vegas homeless camping ban faces legal, logistical hurdles

Oct. 25, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At a street corner in downtown in Las Vegas, a barefoot woman whispers to herself. A man, using his stuffed suitcase as a pillow, sleeps on the sidewalk, wrapped like a mummy in a brown sheet. Against a cement wall, Harry Reynolds and his fiancee, Alice Pate, spread three blankets and set...

Chicago strike means day off for some, emergency for others

Oct. 19, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. For some families, the Chicago Teachers Union walkout meant a day off and a bit of...