8/17/20 • Day 57 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends
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City Council Divests $2 Million from Police to Community Resources
Omaha City Council President Chris Jerram asked the city’s finance department to modify the proposed 2021 budget to move $2 million from the police department to community programs. The council will debate the budget again tomorrow.
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Your Top Local Stories
- Ragweed season has hit Nebraska, which can have similar side effects to COVID-19.
- As college students return to residence halls, many of the age-old comforts of dorm living now include temperature checks, social distancing and more protections against COVID-19.
- A string of shootings this weekend left one person dead and four others injured.
- Ralston Public Schools reported three new cases of COVID-19 among students.
Around the State
- A state audit showed the former Nebraska State Fair chief financial officer misused funds.
- Despite unease around mail-in voting and the future of the USPS, Nebraska officials say they expect the number of absentee ballots cast this November to approach the primary’s historic turnout.
- Nebraska and Iowa Democrats are preparing for an atypical national convention.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts took action on two controversial bills, vetoing a bill that would provide protections from workplace hair discrimination while passing an anti-abortion bill. Advocates of the protections against hair discrimination are still pushing for it to pass.
- Broken Bow Public Schools closed down most of its classes after 24 staff members were exposed to COVID-19.
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