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Happy Go for a Ride Day
Reed Moore’s plan for this afternoon: Dust off the skateboard and blaze a trail.
Today’s news:

  • Maya youth from Omaha use regenerative agriculture to cultivate crops for their families as sustainable farming grows in Nebraska.
  • OPPD customers may see their monthly bills increase next year.
  • A steel mill in Norfolk is taking the challenge of first response into its own hands.

As Nebraska’s Regenerative Farming Movement Grows, Omaha’s Maya Youth Lead the Way


A fifth-generation Nebraska farmer offers his land to Maya youth and leaders to cultivate crops using the sustainable farming practices of regenerative agriculture. The results are more than just a harvest.

By Bridget Fogarty. Published in El Perico.

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By the numbers:

This graphic is updated as of 9:21 a.m. on Nov. 22. For the latest stats, click the image, which sends you to the Johns Hopkins site.

AROUND OMAHA

  • Customers of the Omaha Public Power District may pay more for electricity next year. Driven by inflation in the energy sector, the OPPD board will vote Dec. 15 on a proposal for a monthly bill increase – which would be the second consecutive annual increase in the cost of electricity at OPPD.
  • State Sen. Justin Wayne says state officials are working to purchase about 61 acres of vacant land off north 16th Street and west of Carter Lake for an industrial park that is estimated to create roughly 450 jobs.
  • Omaha attorney Matthew Wurstner joins KIOS Omaha Public Radio’s Riverside Chats to discuss the state of student loan forgiveness. Listen here.
  • There may be no place like home for the holidays, but is the Gene Leahy Mall a close second? The Omaha Holiday Lights Festival kicks off with a lighting ceremony at the newly renovated area downtown at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will be followed by a free concert at the Holland Center.

AROUND NEBRASKA

    • Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird says she will run for a second term, putting public safety, climate resiliency, affordable housing and economic recovery as her main priorities. So far, she faces two Republican opponents in next spring’s election.
    • The Project Prodigal, a Lincoln-based nonprofit, focuses on helping single fathers and at-risk men. This holiday season, the team aims to help anyone who needs support.
    • With the number of volunteer first responders in Nebraska dwindling, a steel mill in Norfolk is taking things into its own hands — training its team to respond to emergencies.
    • A new report ranks Nebraska 11th nationally for overall prosperity. The Cornhusker state scores low in certain areas such as natural environment but makes up ground in others, including health and employment.

    LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets today, Nov. 22. See the full County Board agenda, and read local government reporter Anton Johnson’s roundup of the meeting here. The City Council will not meet today.


    FACT OF THE DAY

    From Harper’s Index

    Average age at which parents say they intend to give their child a smartphone: 13
    Average age at which they actually do: 10

    Source: Keystone Tutors (London).


    DAILY FUNNY

    Comic by Jen Sorensen. Read the full comic here.

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