When it comes to how the city handles its garbage, many say Omaha comes up short.
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Today’s news salutes all for their academic achievements: Omaha police shoot and kill a man during a standoff, a former State Patrol trooper is arrested on suspicion of child enticement and child pornography, and Gov. Pete Ricketts amends his media credentialing system following accusations of restricting press freedom.
- Omaha police kill a man during a standoff at a home near 42nd and F streets. Police say multiple shots were fired inside the home and the man pointed his weapon at the officers.
- A former Nebraska State Patrol trooper is arrested on suspicion of child enticement and possession of child pornography. The criminal investigation began when a student at Gering High School told a school resource officer that two girls were messaging an older man on Snapchat.
- Paul Landow, a retired political science professor at UNO and a veteran of Omaha politics, explains why he believes progressive candidates lost in city elections: “Omaha isn’t quite as progressive as they were — yet,” he said.
- An Omaha acupuncture business is booming despite the pandemic, treating people with chronic pain issues.
- Omaha Public Schools introduces a revised code of conduct that discourages using suspensions to discipline students in the early childhood program.
- Due to a labor shortage, Goodwill of Omaha is offering a signing bonus of up to $1,500 to new employees. In addition to the cash incentive, Goodwill has adjusted its health, dental and vision benefits.
- Bellevue police are investigating the deaths of two children. Authorities say their father is located in California and that the deaths are being investigated as homicides.
- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hiring, seeking seasonal candidates to staff state parks across the state.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts changes his policy for media outlets applying to attend news conferences. The governor’s credentialing process has been criticized for restricting freedom of the press.
- Former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson plays a key role in a new book about the story behind the Affordable Care Act titled “The Ten Year War.” Nelson provided the crucial 60th vote to break the Senate filibuster.
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Omaha Fitness Fun Guide:
Hike at Fontenelle Forest
- 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N., Bellevue
- (402) 731-3140
- $25 for membership or get a free Family Day Pass through your library
Nebraska has a wide array of hiking areas nestled throughout its great plains, prairies and bluffs. It is no wonder the topography of the state plays a role in most Nebraska social studies classes. Each area has a different geographic identity, consequently determining the level of challenge it offers hikers.
Fontenelle Forest offers several hiking trails and experiences. The Hawthorne to Marsh to Missouri Loop stretches 10 miles – approximately five hours of activity. Conversely, Hackberry and Linden Trail Loop is less than a mile and traversable in about 20 minutes.
Fontenelle offers an accessible diversity that makes it a key area for nature treks and a worthwhile addition to your Omaha hiking guide. The Riverview Boardwalk is just under 1.5 miles – no small stroll – and is wheelchair accessible, ensuring more visitors can exercise and connect to nature. Just make sure to keep your pets at home.
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