Urban Abbey: Coffee, Cause, Communion

An Old Market shop doubles as a church, serving java and social justice.

Story by Tamsen Butler. Published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Be Humble Day

Today’s news wishes more people would display modesty and shun arrogance: An ammonia leak at Lincoln Premium Poultry in Fremont causes three injuries and one hospitalization, a bill would seek to prevent students from accessing obscene content online, and on July 13, 2021, Gov. Pete Ricketts’ mother donated $376,000 to the statewide petition drive to get voter ID on the ballot, according to state records — the only other donation to the drive was $1,000 from former Omaha Mayor and Congressman Hal Daub.

Harper’s Index Fact of the Day

Portion of Americans who say drug use has been a
source of trouble for their family: 1/3

Source: Gallup (Washington)


Reed Moore’s COVID-19 Roundup

As announced in the Wednesday, Dec. 29, bonus newsletter, in light of the Omicron variant, Reed Moore will replace the “Thing To Do” section with a COVID-19 spotlight featuring coronavirus-related content. The Reader believes it’s irresponsible to promote events when hospitals are nearing capacity and some community members refuse to get vaccinated. As cases continue, The Reader won’t promote any events — be they concerts, plays, art-gallery openings or stand-up comedy — that don’t require
masks, vaccination and social distancing.

  • Coronavirus cases keep dropping — but we’re not out of the woods yet, according to experts.
  • The Omaha Public Schools board is slated to consider making masking optional.
  • The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s indoor mask mandate will soon be no more.

Douglas County data unavailable.

A note on the “Nebraskans Vaccinated against COVID-19” graphic:
5.9% of Douglas County residents are partially vaccinated.

For nationwide COVID-19 case and
vaccination trends, click here.

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

This Week in Your Local Government

The Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners are not meeting this week. They’ll resume on Tuesday, March 1.

The Daily Funny

Click the image to see the full comic by Jen Sorensen, plus more daily funnies.


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