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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Go Fishing Day!
Read today’s news while waiting for a bite: Get ready to commemorate Juneteenth with Saturday’s Omaha Freedom Festival, watchdog groups voice opposition to the Buffett Early Childhood Institute’s optional racial training, and how to navigate the College World Series this weekend.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Average percentage by which the rate of police killings in a U.S. city decreases one year after its first Black Lives Matter protest: 14
- Average percentage by which the rate of police killings in a U.S. city decreases five years after its first Black Lives Matter protest: 30
Source: Travis Campbell (Amherst, Mass.)
- Saturday’s Omaha Freedom Festival will celebrate Juneteenth with a concert, speeches, historical reflection and more.
- Taxpayer watchdog groups oppose the Buffett Early Childhood Institute’s optional racial training, telling Omaha’s Learning Community not to approve a multi-million-dollar contract with the organization.
- Here’s your guide for navigating this weekend’s College World Series.
- As the pandemic slows, the Greater Omaha Work Lab helps Omahans negotiate a changing workplace.
- Starting this summer, masks will no longer be mandatory in Omaha Public Schools and Westside Community Schools.
- The Omaha Community Foundation donates $727,000 to 72 local nonprofits, all of which serve marginalized communities.
- Lincoln city officials put forward plans for a cheaper traffic improvement project at the 14th and Warlick Boulevard and Old Cheney intersections.
- The state warns of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in Gage County’s Big Indian Creek Reservoir, issuing a formal health alert.
- In honor of Saturday’s Juneteenth Independence Day, state employees have today off.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
It’s All About Bees!
Saturdays at Old Market | Sundays at Baxter Arena
Once you become aware of their natural and multi-faceted powers, it’s easy to be in awe of bees. It’s All About Bees! is a local vendor that’s rekindling a regional appreciation for these busy insects and impressing Omaha Farmers Market visitors through an artful and environmentally conscious collaboration on Saturdays and Sundays.
From such delectable edibles as honey, jams and butter to lip balms and skincare items, It’s All About Bees! features creative and fun products, both at its booths and online. If you’re looking for a unique present for your loved one, there is perhaps no other vendor that boasts such universal appeal, with goods ranging from food to beauty products.
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