Tuesday Newsday [9.11.12]

Happy Tuesday! Today we are encouraged to remember our past, but we should also be mindful of our present.
Let’s get informed.

Local News

UNMC is building a $300+ million cancer research facility. The city of Omaha and Douglas County are pledging to contribute about $40 million to help.

http://www.kptm.com/story/19507590/funding-for-cancer-center-could-tug-at-taxpayer-pockets

Here is one way they are considering paying for it:
http://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2012/09/10/omaha-looking-at-new-tax-on-cigarettes-to-fund-unmcs-new-cancer-facility/

Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer are having a debate at the Omaha community playhouse. I’m gonna go—want to go with me? Reservations required.

http://journalstar.com/elections/nd-debate-between-fischer-kerrey-scheduled/article_7e7fe979-4c80-572a-8bc9-7d3bfa21ccf4.html

National News

Chicago public school teachers are on strike. Like, all of them. Today marks day 2:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-teacher-strike-expected-to-go-into-2nd-day-20120910,0,4057997.story

Israel is unhappy with how the Obama administration is dealing with Iran:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/world/middleeast/united-states-and-israel-engage-in-public-spat-over-iran-policy.html

Now that the RNC and DNC are over, Obama and Romney are still pretty close in overall polls (but there are some details that say otherwise):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-and-romney-close-in-poll-among-likely-voters/2012/09/10/e57318ea-fb79-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

As a congressman, Paul Ryan requested funds from the “Obamacare” legislation he is promising to repeal.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/169757/exclusive-paul-ryan-quietly-requested-obamacare-cash

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As you survive this busy week, I encourage you to be mindful of what’s happening outside of Creighton, because they really are things that affect us and our neighbors. Thanks for being informed members of your communities.

-Westin

One thought on “Tuesday Newsday [9.11.12]

  1. Yes. I want to go with you Westin. We can observe the moderator so that you can become the best debate moderator that the world has ever seen…OR HEARD!

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