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What to Do in the Face of Tyranny? 

  As I watched the news this summer, I thought — this makes sense. Our cities burned, either from raging wildfires or violent clashes in the streets. Federal troops invaded towns, peaceful protesters were gassed, and every day, tens of thousands of Americans got sick and hundreds more died. It’s a tragic, but entirely fitting, end […]

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Interview with Tony Vargas, Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boys Town, Nebraska Reports Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. and More Top Local News for Thursday, October 22

10/22/20 • Day 39 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with State Senator Tony Vargas Since 2016, Vargas has represented District 7 which encompasses downtown South Omaha. He is campaigning for re-election for the minority-majority district against Jorge Sotolongo, a political novice. For […]

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What to Do in the Face of Tyranny? 

  As I watched the news this summer, I thought — this makes sense. Our cities burned, either from raging wildfires or violent clashes in the streets. Federal troops invaded towns, peaceful protesters were gassed, and every day, tens of thousands of Americans got sick and hundreds more died. It’s a tragic, but entirely fitting, end […]

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Interview with Terrell McKinney, Omaha and Police Officers Association Agree on Five-Year Contract, Changes to Medicaid Expansion Requirements and More Top Local News for Wednesday, October 21

10/21/20 • Day 38 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with State Senate Candidate Terrell McKinney In an interview with Mind and Soul in the Morning, Democratic candidate for state Senate Terrell McKinney focused on changes he would bring to the criminal justice […]

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Interview with Justin Wayne, OPS Returns to In-Person Learning, Early Voting Doubles in Douglas County and More Top Local News for Tuesday, October 20

10/20/20 • Day 37 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with State Senator Justin Wayne Senator Justin Wayne recently spoke with Mind and Soul in the Morning on 101.3 FM. His message was clear: Activism is no longer just about protesting; it’s […]

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Nebraska Draws Closer to a COVID-19 Crisis

By Chris Bowling See our COVID-19 data, updated daily, here. Where should we start this week? Do we talk about how Nebraska’s daily COVID-19 cases are through the roof? Or that Gov. Pete Ricketts imposed meek directed health measures to limit spread? Or that states recently submitted their plans to distribute a vaccine (which if […]

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Nearly 100,000 Douglas County Residents Have Voted Early, More Than 150,000 Have Requested Ballots

The trend toward mail-in voting set in this year’s primary has continued in Douglas County with more than 98,725 residents having already voted and nearly double that requesting a ballot. The data, published by the Douglas County Election Commission, shows an increase of about 45,000 more votes compared to last week. The number of requested […]

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Interview with Congressional Candidate Kara Eastman, Kamala Harris’ Husband Visits North Omaha, Nebraska’s COVID-19 Surge Continues and More Top Local News for Monday, October 19

10/19/20 • Day 36 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with Congressional Candidate Kara Eastman Democratic Congressional candidate Kara Eastman recently spoke with Mind and Soul in the Morning on 101.3 FM. Eastman is running for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District against Don […]

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Corona Takes

Corona Takes Where from? Let’s get started. Might as well pull the bandaid off. You can go ahead and file under conspiracy theory if you want but no one else has put forth a better origin tale. Early on it was confirmed that the novel virus that continues to plague us in so many ways […]

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Antifa-la-la-la-la

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. Three things I didn’t know before watching White Riot: Eric Clapton has said some crazy racist shit. I’m not talking about the kind of “Grandpa’s from another era” insidious evil that we white people pretend we don’t hear because it doesn’t […]

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Dealing with Death in a Pandemic, Siena Francis Develops Tiny House Village, Omaha City Council May Extend Mask Mandate and More Top Local News for Friday, October 16

10/16/20 • Day 33 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook The Business and Ritual of Dealing with Death in a Pandemic In a pandemic, it’s only natural to focus on first responders. Pandemic or not, ERs, ICUs and nursing homes are where patients with life-threatening […]

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Black Nebraskans Share Burden of Unemployment, Gretna High School Reports COVID-19 Outbreak, Judge Drops Child Porn Charges Against Former Principal and More Top Local News for Thursday, October 15

10/15/20 • Day 32 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Black Nebraskans Share Burden of Unemployment as Pandemic Continues At the start of the pandemic, workers of all races lost their jobs at rates equal to their share of the population. But as the pandemic […]

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Misery Loves Company

Sept. 19, 2020 — This is the last column and last issue of The Reader before the election. Yes, there will be a November issue, but there is no way/no how it’s going to be in your hands by Nov. 3. So this is that time, like four years ago, when I look into my […]

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