Uta Halee blames closure on state

November 15th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – After 60 years serving troubled teens in Omaha, the Uta Halee Girls Village announced it will be forced to close its doors next month.

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Contractor’s goal: fewer kids in foster care

November 1st, 2011

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Two private contractors involved with Nebraska’s child welfare reform are trying to cut the number of children they serve by 15 percent.

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Heineman says alleged Beatrice abuse not about overtime

October 7th, 2011

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Gov. Heineman reacted to the reports of abuse at BSDC Friday by calling it “disgusting.” But when a state senator suggested the abuse was related to too much overtime, Heineman accused him of playing politics.

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Disturbing details from Beatrice report

October 7th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Gov. Dave Heineman called the new allegations of abuse at the Beatrice State Developmental Center “disgusting” on Friday, as more details paint a disturbing picture of what may have occurred.

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Top DHHS official resigns

September 16th, 2011

By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Lincoln, NE – Just before 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced that Todd Reckling was resigning.

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State auditor: DHHS over-spent millions

September 7th, 2011

By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Lincoln, NE – Thirty-two million dollars. That’s how much money state auditor Mike Foley says the state Department of Health and Human Services has spent on child welfare reform without proper documentation – or any at all.

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