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- Republicans are ready to send canvassers to knock on your door and talk politics. Democrats are still considering the safety of in-person politicking.
- There’s going to be a Black Lives Matter rally tonight at Memorial Park.
- There’s also a “Back the Blue” rally set for Saturday morning in Memorial Park.
- Evictions are up in Douglas County with many saying it’s directly tied to the pandemic.
- South Omaha’s testing site is set to reopen after it shut down due to supply shortages.
- Omaha Public Schools hosted a virtual town hall to explain next year’s changes, which have proved controversial among some students and parents.
- Similar to OPS, Millard Public Schools announced all students and teachers will have to wear masks.
- Private Catholic schools say they’re seeing an increase in enrollment.
- Omaha has experienced one of its hottest summers on record. But cooler weather may be on the way.
- Much of central Nebraska saw a huge downpour yesterday, but rain missed the metro area.
- Testing turnaround times are still all over the place for many while testing sites try different labs for better results.
- After new ICE guidelines said international students not attending in-person classes would have to leave the United States, University of Nebraska at Omaha journalism professor has said he will offer a course to ensure these students can stay enrolled.
- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is offering a two-day free testing event in North Omaha.
- Douglas County spent $43,500 on customized face masks for its employees, a fee the county finance director said he hopes can be reimbursed by CARES Act money.
- The Douglas County Health Center has updated its outdated air system using CARES Act money following an outbreak at the facility.
- Benson Community Garden is hosting a virtual concert.
- Do Space has created a virtual interview lab to help people get back to work.
Around the State
- Nebraska’s corrections director has said the only solution to overcrowding is building a new prison, but that could cost $450 million according to one contractor.
- Officials are trying to figure out how to socially distance students across all facilities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this fall.
- The Big Ten announced it would move to only conference games for its sports; however, even that announcement came with caveats depending on the advice of health officials.
- Unemployment claims in Nebraska rose last week after weeks of steady decline.
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