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Today’s Highlights:

  • Ryan Syrek celebrates the good things in bad movies.
  • The Lund Company is sued for allegedly ignoring sexual assault complaints.
  • Lawmakers continue their debate of gender-affirming care for minors.

The Envelope, Please …

Introducing the Ryan Awards to celebrate good things in bad movies.

By Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.


Around Omaha

The Lund Company is being sued for negligence by four women who say the company allowed a maintenance technician at one of its properties to keep working despite repeated complaints of sexual assault.

Leslie Smith is appointed executive director of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank (OMLB). Of the 300-plus properties owned by the OMLB, most are in North Omaha.

A 24-bed juvenile residential treatment center in North Omaha is set to open in July. Radius, located near 50th and Grand, will focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment with extended stays of six to 12 months.

The Omaha Fire Department gets two tower trucks, the first set in a seven-year plan to replace the city’s fire rigs.

The City of Omaha files an appeal against a jury verdict that found OPD wrongfully retaliated against a captain who filed gender discrimination complaints.

The Henry Doorly Zoo announces the birth of a giraffe calf. She was born March 19 at 12:40 a.m. and successfully stood for the first time about an hour later.

Upcoming Events

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

Around Nebraska

Legislature: On day two of debating a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors, Sen. Megan Hunt shares how it would affect her and her 12-year-old son Ash, who is trans. (Watch her full remarks here.)

The Nebraska Board of Education loses one finalist for state education commissioner after Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin appoints Lisa Coons as the state’s superintendent of public instruction.

Former Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost’s Lincoln home was sold for $3.5 million in November. The Lincoln Association of Realtors says that’s the highest price paid for a home in the city since 1997 and likely an all-time high.

The Buffalo County Commission unanimously approves distance regulations on wind farm projects. The county’s planning commission considered two options, with the approved regulations the most restrictive.

Local Government

The Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees hears presentations from staff. The board couldn’t discuss official business because it didn’t have a quorum, and board President Mike Kennedy said the board will coordinate with OPL staff to arrange a meeting to discuss business.

Read more about the OPL board meeting here and follow Omaha Documenters on Twitter for more local government coverage.

Public Meetings Next Week:

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Portion of college seniors who hope to find
a job that is hybrid or fully remote: 3/4

Source: Handshake (San Francisco)


Comic by Jeffrey Koterba. Support him on Patreon.




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