Tucked behind two of Midtown Omaha’s busiest corridors is a quirky residential pocket that’s been home to four generations of Debbie Rushlau’s family. She calls it an oasis. But with a wave of redevelopment lapping at their eastern edge, the vibe is about to shift for the eclectic collection of dwellings.
By Cindy Gonzalez. Originally published in the Nebraska Examiner.
Republished in The Reader.
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- This will be the last full week of the “By the Numbers” and “Reed Moore’s COVID-19 Roundup.” Starting next week, Reed Moore will feature these sections only on Wednesdays.
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Harper’s Index Fact of the Day
Average amount of soda, in gallons, that an American drinks each year: 36
Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation (Wintersville, Ohio)
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Today’s news informs us that Erin go Bragh is an Anglicization of Éire go Brách, which means “Ireland till the end of time”: An Omaha woman rescues a stuffed bunny she discovered on the ground in Dundee and is on a quest to find its owner, a jury is chosen for the trial of indicted GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry following substantial interrogation of potential jurors, and the gubernatorial campaign of GOP candidate Charles W. Herbster said it got rid of an advertisement that resulted in legal concerns — but the next day, the ad continued to run on at least two Omaha TV stations, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
Reed Moore’s COVID-19 Roundup
- Here’s what the adjusted allocation plan looks like for Omaha Public School’s $280 million in federal coronavirus relief funds.
- Local health officials and doctors slam a proposal that would revoke some of the health director’s emergency powers.
5.8% of Douglas County residents are partially vaccinated.
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- An Omaha woman rescues a stuffed bunny she discovered on the ground in Dundee and hires Fluff Stuffed Animal Restoration to fix it. Now she’s on a quest to find its owner.
- Nebraska birds are testing positive for avian flu — including birds in Douglas County.
- A jury consisting of eight women and four men is chosen for the Los Angeles trial of indicted GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry — but not before potential jurors go through substantial interrogation.
- Latest in the Legislature: Students beg lawmakers to recognize that climate change is affecting the planet. A bill that would push Gov. Pete Ricketts to apply for $120 million in emergency rental assistance moves forward. State budget debate centers on criminal justice reform and constructing a new prison, according to Nebraska Public Media.
- The gubernatorial campaign of GOP candidate Charles W. Herbster said it got rid of an advertisement that included three sheriffs and a captain showing support for Herbster while wearing their uniforms, resulting in legal concerns — but the next day, the ad continued to run on at least two Omaha TV stations, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
- On the Farm: Nebraska farmers have gotten almost $5.8 billion in federal crop insurance payouts since 2001. And some farmers are selling online.
- “If this continues on, I believe we’re going to see our role as a leader in the world, as a moral leader in the world, start to be questioned, and that only emboldens thugs, tyrants like Putin”: Sen. Deb Fischer doesn’t think the U.S. is doing enough to protect Ukraine against Russia.
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