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Today’s Highlights:

  • Wind energy, biodynamic farming and more in this month’s issue of The Reader/El Perico.
  • After a long wait, Riverfront Drive is opening to the public.
  • Plans for a new prison may set a record for state spending on a construction project.

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Around Omaha

Riverfront Drive and an extension of Douglas Street will open to the public next Friday, April 14, ahead of the opening of the Kiewit Luminarium on the following day.

Kathy Bossman is sworn in by Mayor Jean Stothert as Omaha’s first woman to be fire chief.

Some business owners along Saddle Creek say they are unsure of where they fit into the expansion plans for Nebraska Medicine. The owners of Twins Auto and Diamond Edge say they haven’t received much communication from the city.

The River City Star is being auctioned off, along with other items from the Dam Grill & Bar at Miller Landing. The riverboat is valued at $375,000.

Upcoming Events

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

Around Nebraska

Gov. Jim Pillen appoints former Lancaster County prosecutor Carolyn Bosn to replace former state Sen. Suzanne Geist, who resigned to focus on her campaign for mayor of Lincoln. Bosn, a Republican, intends to run for election in 2024.

Are Nebraska startups more than beer fridges and ping pong tables? Check out this explainer from Silicon Prairie News.

A conservation plan for the Platte River Basin, seen as novel at its implementation 26 years ago, has helped preserve crane habitats and ease conflicts among states.


  • The Appropriations Committee votes to earmark an additional $95.8 million in state funds for a new prison, bringing the total to nearly $366 million. That would likely be a record for a state construction project.
  • Sen. Bruce Bostelman wants to establish Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri as a regional hydrogen hub, which could attract more than $1 billion in federal funding.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Percentage of Americans who believe their
neighbors cheat on their taxes: 48

Source: WalletHub (Miami)


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