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Haven’t registered to vote yet and want to participate in the midterms? Head to your election commission office before Oct. 28. Check out pages 10 and 11 of The Reader’s October issue for what you need to know.

HERE’S YOUR RUNDOWN

Happy National Bologna Day
As far as Reed Moore is concerned, a fried baloney sandwich makes a sumptuous lunch.

Today’s news:

  • Reader film critic Ryan Syrek says The Rock leaves a lot to be desired in “Black Adam.”
  • Mayor Jean Stothert will hold her first town halls since COVID hit.
  • Grass fires south of Lincoln force evacuations and destroy homes.

REED MOORE’S FEATURED STORY

Thunder Suck

The Rock is a helluva movie star and arguably a cautionary tale about body dysmorphia. But what he isn’t is capable of nuance or range.

By Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Set up an appointment for the new booster today.

By the numbers:

This graphic is updated as of 9:20 a.m. on Oct. 24. For the latest stats, click the image, which sends you to the Johns Hopkins site.

AROUND OMAHA

  • Mayor Jean Stothert will host a series of town halls in November, her first since COVID hit. Four are scheduled, with two in West Omaha, one in South Omaha, and one in Millwork Commons. Stothert says she wants to provide updates on the “great momentum” in Omaha.
  • Omaha Public Schools continues to search for bus drivers, with one parent saying the process is getting old. The district has struggled to find drivers, with buses not showing up and creating added stress for parents.
  • A $28 million arts center is planned for South High to address overcrowding for the theater department. The arts center has been in the works since 2015, when OPS officials began brainstorming for ways to address the school’s space shortages.
  • North End Teleservices is expanding its presence to a lot on 24th and Lake. The new headquarters will include a mixed-use development to the tune of $40 million, with the goal of spurring growth along the North 24th Street corridor.

AROUND NEBRASKA

  • Two firefighters are injured and three homes are destroyed in a grass fire south of Lincoln that forced evacuations. The fire, which stretched from Cortland to Firth, was started by high winds, dry land, low humidity and record-high temperatures for October.
  • On the Campaign Trail: Elections for the Nebraska Legislature have brought in a lot of cash, with many candidates raising over $100,000. At play is the fate of the Legislature’s filibuster, which the Republicans are using as a rallying point in their campaign.
  • Wood River is getting child care, a senior center and a library — all under one roof. The building, which was decimated by the flood three years ago, is getting a repurposing under the name Legacy Station. The project is in the fundraising stage, bolstered by a grant from the state.
  • The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District is planning a mergerwith the Dawson Public Power District. But some farmers are objecting to the change, saying a merger means they lose clout and that electricity costs will take precedence over water management.

REED MOORE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

This week:

Every week, Anton Johnson picks noteworthy agenda items from the Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners. See the full City Council and Board of Commissioners agendas for Tuesday, Oct. 25, and tune in here to the Board of Commissioners at 9 a.m. and City Council at 2 p.m.


FACT OF THE DAY

From Harper’s Index

Portion of American workers who would rather
find a new job than return to the office full-time: 2/3

Source: ADP Research Institute (Roseland, N.J.)


DAILY FUNNY

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