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Today’s Highlights:

  • Omaha’s hard-rock and metal scenes reboot post-pandemic.
  • The Kiewit Luminarium announces its open date next month.
  • Legislative rule changes are proposed in response to the filibuster.

Omaha Promoter Dave Campbell’s Hard Rock Roots Sprout New Growth

The metal and hard-rock scenes reboot after the pandemic.

By MarQ Manner. Published in The Reader.


Around Omaha

The Kiewit Luminarium will open on April 15. Located south of the Bob Kerrey Bridge, the 82,000-square-foot science museum is part of a broader $400 million plan to redevelop Omaha’s riverfront.

In 2020, Mayor Jean Stothert pledged to increase diversity in her appointments to city boards and commissions. Today, Stothert strikes a different tone: She says her office doesn’t keep track of that information and doesn’t intend to.

Omaha’s Cam Amen receives a direct ticket to Hollywood on “American Idol.”

The man accused of trying to start a fire at a Jimmy John’s and start a disturbance at a Subway, then stand on the roof of the Blackstone-area McDonald’s for hours, is charged with criminal mischief, a felony.

Upcoming Events

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

Around Nebraska

Legislature: In response to the filibuster led by Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh, Sen. Steve Erdman is proposing a change to the rules that some observers say could erode what’s left of the chamber’s nonpartisan nature.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development announces $14 million in rural housing grants, but there’s still $4 million left because not enough communities applied.

The Nebraska Teacher of the Year says she’s been bullied by the vice president of the state Board of Education for months. Renee Jones, who teaches at Lincoln High School, says Kirk Penner has been criticizing her since she received the honor in October.

Mr. Evnen Goes to Washington: Secretary of State Bob Evnen is testifying in front of a U.S. Senate committee today, March 28. Evnen will discuss the audit conducted by state officials following the 2022 election.

Local Government

The City Council and Board of County Commissioners are meeting today, March 28, and local government reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in. Follow Anton on Twitter 
at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets from the City Council, and read his preview of what’s on tap this week. Tune in here to the Omaha City Council beginning at 2 p.m.

Follow Omaha Documenters on Twitter to keep up with other local government meetings.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Number of people whose homes were reclassified
by the 2020 Census as rural rather than urban: 4,200,000

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Suitland, Md.)


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