Candyman is a gobstopper that needed to last longer,
says Reader film critic Ryan Syrek.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Trail Mix Day
Today’s news gives permission to eat the chocolate first: Further development of the state’s proposed health education standards might not happen for some time, the Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board comments on how UNL handles on-campus sexual assault, and some Nebraska college students can major in Cannabis Studies.
Today is the FINAL day to cast your vote for…
Voters will be entered into a drawing for tickets to see Randy Houser at Harrah’s Casino on Sept. 4.
Harper’s Index Facts of the Day
1. Estimated number of registered cryptocurrency lobbyists: 264
2. Estimated amount U.S. consumers reported losing in cryptocurrency scams between October 2020 and March 2021: $80,000,000
3. In scams that involved people impersonating Elon Musk: $2,000,000
Sources: 1. ProPublica (Washington); 2. & 3. Federal Trade Commission (Washington)
- “We are humbled and uplifted”: Read the statement by the family of Daegan Page, the Omaha Marine who died in Kabul. When Page’s body returns to Omaha, flags, signs and community members will honor the fallen service member.
- Federal COVID-19 assistance money helps over 3,600 households in Omaha pay their bills — and there should be more funds coming.
- Middle and high school students — not just elementary schoolers — now need to wear masks in Westside Community Schools.
- NOISE Omaha breaks down the state’s proposed plan for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
- James Martin Davis, a notable defense attorney in Omaha, dies of a heart attack at age 75.
- Remember the controversy surrounding the state’s proposed health education standards? Further development of those standards might be postponed.
- In response to rules protecting LGBTQ+ people, 20 state attorney generals sue the Biden administration. One of them is Nebraska’s Doug Peterson.
- The state’s current coronavirus surge bears an eerie resemblance to last fall’s.
- Winnebago’s Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) collaborates with Crete’s Doane University to offer a new major: Cannabis Studies.
- “To university administrators, we have a simple message: You have consistently failed at keeping your students safe”: Read what the Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board has to say about sexual assault at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and view photographs from last night’s on-campus candlelight vigil.
Follow Anton for Local Government News
Reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in on the Omaha City Council and Board of County Commissioners meetings today. Follow Anton at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets, and to catch up on important items from today’s agendas.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do: Art Show Guide
~ Gallery 1516 ~
If the art of Nebraska is your primary interest, Gallery 1516 is a must-see destination. This institution exhibits only Nebraska and regional artists, drawing upon its relationship with the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney for artistic direction and vision. Gallery 1516 regularly does historical archeology, such as with Fred Otnes: A Collage. Located at 1516 Leavenworth St., the gallery is closed for installation until Sept. 9 but open by appointment thereafter. To contact Gallery 1516, call (402) 305-1510.
Through Sept. 10, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Jonathan Orozco’s Art Show Guide. As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before checking out these shows.
Find more local guides on our Things To Do page.