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Disparity in Omaha in Graphics

At The Reader, we strive to bring you stories from around the city that expose social failings while looking forward to solutions. We’ve done this in stories around COVID-19 health disparities. We asked those fighting for racial justice “Where do we go from here?” after initial protests broke out in late May. And we continued […]

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Relax as Sacks Yacks Facts and Acts

Editor’s note: We need your help! Support content like this by becoming a Reader member here. The literal grim reaper is the only one of us not thinking about death more than usual these days, and that’s only because he was already maxed out on mortality. From the state-sanctioned murder of Black Americans to the laundry list […]

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While the idea of dining indoors may not be back on the table for everyone, enjoying the fruits of your favorite restaurants’ labors is still on the menu! Sandwiched between the oppressive heat of summer and the blistering cold of winter you’ll find Nebraska’s sweet spot. Omahans savor this season by dining outdoors in the […]

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Examining Disparities in Voter Turnout, Scurlock Family Announces Independent Investigation, Hackers Attack Nebraska Medicine and More Top Local News for Friday, September 25

9/25/20 • Day 12 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Disparity in Omaha in Graphics Protests and a global pandemic have alerted more people to social inequities and the viability of solutions, activists said in an upcoming series from The Reader. And while we’re going to […]

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Disparity in Omaha in Graphics

At The Reader, we strive to bring you stories from around the city that expose social failings while looking forward to solutions. We’ve done this in stories around COVID-19 health disparities. We asked those fighting for racial justice “Where do we go from here?” after initial protests broke out in late May. And we continued […]

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Covid-19 Weekly Roundup, Omaha City Council Proposes $5.5 Million for Police Equipment, Omaha’s Mask Mandate May Be Extended, Department of Corrections Struggles with Overcrowding and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 24

9/24/20 • Day 11 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook My COVID-19 Scare Reader reporter Chris Bowling reflects on his recent coronavirus scare in this weekly series that breaks down COVID-19 data from the state. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we […]

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Great Plains Theatre Commons Committed to Uncommon Representation

American theater finds itself in flux due to pandemic restrictions and renewed commitments to diversity. The Omaha-based playwriting hub formerly known as Great Plains Theatre Conference (GPTC), now called Great Plains Theatre Commons, is at the nexus of the arts responding to health concerns and inclusion.  As a newly constituted, independent 501c3, GPTC is expanding […]

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Best of the Big O! 2020 Best Retail Wine Selection

Best Retail Wine Selection Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World, Hy-Vee You wanna go where everybody knows your name… but it’s also nice to go where they can steer you towards the right wine for any occasion.  These two longtime Omaha purveyors of fine wine and spirits knowledgeably deliver a vast selection […]

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25 Things to Do This Fall in Omaha

Well, we’re here again. Instead of smashing the curve like we all hoped, much of the nation, is still dealing with high caseloads of COVID-19. Nebraska in particular is seeing daily caseloads about as high as the previous peak in the pandemic back in May. That’s all to say, don’t let up on social distancing, […]

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My COVID-19 Scare | The Reader’s Weekly COVID Roundup: Sept. 22, 2020

Editors note: This is a weekly series from The Reader breaking down COVID-19 data from the state. In it, reporter Chris Bowling will look at the latest in COVID-19 numbers and news. See daily COVID-19 updates here This week I had a COVID-19 scare. Someone I was with on Friday tested positive for the virus. Naturally as […]

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DIS|PLACE, A March for Ed Poindexter’s Release, OPS Teachers Concerned About In-Person Learning, Gov. Ricketts’ Comments on Medicaid Expansion and More Top Local News for Tuesday, September 22

9/22/20 • Day 9 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook What I Learned About Racism Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa A new column, DIS|PLACE, explores the legacies and similarities of systemic racism in South Africa and the U.S. View our guide to local resources […]

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A New Start for Mouth of the South

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