01/18/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Not So Nebraska Nice

Once in a while a book comes along that you read voraciously, you can’t put it down and you want everyone to read it, too. It hits home and you want to talk about it with everyone you know. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey is one of those books. A delicious mixture of memoir and storytelling and it doesn’t hurt that it’s absolutely hilarious, too. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey is a compilation of true stories about racism. Omaha-based racism, at that, with a few outliers. (Tramadol) And although the names have been changed, the book leaves all else exposed. What’s more is that all of these experiences (a book’s worth) happened to one Black Omahan, Lacey Lamar.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Good morning,

Today we have stories about potential changes for OPS high school students, Omaha in line to receiving $40 million to $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds and state legislators suspending a session due to threats from domestic terrorists.

Around Omaha

  • A sign seen in front of two businesses in the Old Market is creating a stir on social media.
  • Omaha Public Schools officials want to change the way students are taught at the high school level.
  • Omaha could receive $40 million to $50 million under the year-end catchall bill passed by Congress and signed by the president.

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska lawmakers will not meet next week until they deem it safe to do so.
  • Thousands of people marched to the Capitol in Lincoln in support of the anti-abortion movement.
  • Lincoln state Sen. Anna Wishart introduced a new bill Friday that would legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska.

What To Do During Quarantine?

Lending A Helping Hand

Searching for a way to give back this winter? Grab a friend and serve at the many food banks and nonprofits in the Omaha area, such as Food Bank for the Heartland and Together, Inc.. Distributing meals can be a fun and rewarding way to spend an afternoon, especially with the knowledge that you are helping many in the community gain access to food this winter.

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