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Today’s Highlights:

  • John’s Grecian Delight, a Bellevue restaurant, needs your support.
  • Mayor Jean Stothert delivers her 10th State of the City address.
  • Lawmakers begin debate on a proposed gender-affirming care ban for minors.

Bellevue Restaurant Needs Support

John’s Grecian Delight is struggling with technical issues, unable to take credit-card payments, and could use your help.

By Sara Locke. Published in The Reader.


Around Omaha

Mayor Jean Stothert delivers her 10th State of the City address. Stothert touched on the massive redevelopment projects that have begun on her watch and her desire to invest more in the city’s police force. The mayor tells News Channel Nebraska she remains undecided on whether to run for a fourth term.

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners reaches a settlement with metro-area school districts over an improper distribution of payment-in-lieu-of-tax funds from OPPD. The four districts had sought $6.7 million; the settlement was for $2.7 million.

The Omaha Public Library is updating its 2023 facilities plan, and a series of open houses are being held across town to discuss the process. Check out this handy explainer from El Perico for more.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to get the updated booster shot before heading to any of these events.

Around Nebraska


  • Debate has begun on LB 574, the proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors. In an attempt to gather enough votes, bill sponsor Sen. Kathleen Kauth has introduced an amendment she calls a compromise. That amendment would ban surgical procedures, but not drugs.
  • Medical professionals express concern that the proposed six-week abortion ban is too ambiguous and could have a chilling effect on patient care.

Jefferson County Commissioners are preparing for the final vote on a set of regulations on wind farms. After a year of gathering public input on the subject, the planning and zoning committee has delivered its recommendations to the county commission.

Local Government

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners approves adjustments to the budget, adding nearly $13 million.

Click here to read Anton Johnson’s full article for The Reader. Follow Anton and Omaha Documenters on Twitter for more local government coverage.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Percentage of supervisors who say they sometimes
forget about remote workers when assigning tasks: 32

Source: Society for Human Resource Management (Alexandria, Va.)


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