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Today’s Highlights:

  • Ryan Syrek has no shortage of criticism for the “Shazam” sequel.
  • ORBT celebrates its millionth ride with free fares.
  • Lawmakers advance a ban on gender-affirming care for minors.

More Lightning, Fewer Sparks

“Shazam 2: The Shazam-ening” dares to ask the big questions, like whether it is cringier to watch a romance involving a 6,000-year age gap or Zachary Levi being “silly.”

By Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.


Around Omaha

As ridership continues to increase, ORBT hits its millionth ride. In honor of the milestone, Metro Transit and ORBT will waive all ride fares for tomorrow, March 25, and offer riders special surprises and events along the route.

Mayor Jean Stothert says those against the streetcar “don’t understand” and that she believes the majority of Omahans are in favor of it.

The “Playing with Fire” concert series at Midtown Crossing is back for its 19th year, with organizers expecting record attendance. The free event will bring four days of live music to Turner Park this summer.

The Creighton men’s basketball team faces Princeton tonight, March 24, at 8 p.m.

Upcoming Events

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

Around Nebraska


  • A ban on gender-affirming care for minors survives the first round of debate 30-17 (25 votes were needed).
  • The Revenue Committee advances a property tax cut package that matches the relief given by proposed income tax cuts.
  • Sen. John Cavanaugh’s bill to end government-assisted home equity theft gets support from the whole Omaha City Council and opposition from the Lancaster and Douglas County treasurers.
  • Sen. Carol Blood, for the seventh year in a row, pushes for campaign finance disclosure and reporting.

Former Oakland police chief Terry Poland is charged by the federal government with misappropriating funds. Poland was placed on leave last June after state audits found he spent more than $14,000 in city funds to buy personal items.

Is Matt Rhule the one to finally turn the Husker football team around? Start your weekend with this think piece that proclaims him the “perfect blend” of tradition and modernity that could put Nebraska back in contention.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Portion of U.S. workers who say their career ambitions
have waned over the past three years: 1/3

Source: Qualtrics (Seattle)


Comic by Jeffrey Koterba. Support him on Patreon.




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