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Today’s Highlights:

  • Film critic Ryan Syrek ponders how movie theaters can remain sustainable.
  • Opening day is within sight for the remainder of Omaha’s riverfront.
  • A ban on gender-affirming care for minors advances in the Legislature.

Sorry, Movie Theaters Are Doing What Now?

From the Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves Department, AMC is going to make your viewing angle in theaters a matter of money.

What can or should theaters reasonably do to stay open and alive?

Film column by Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.


Around Omaha

The agency in charge of the riverfront’s redevelopment says it is likely to announce a late summer opening date for Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing next month.

A brush fire that began near I-680 in Iowa jumps across the river to NP Dodge Park, prompting Gov. Jim Pillen to declare a state of emergency and ban open burns until April 16.

Omaha has gone 134 days without a homicide, the longest such streak since 2002. Nevertheless, the Empowerment Network and the Omaha Police Department say they will not get complacent.

Upcoming Events

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

Around Nebraska


  • Senators narrowly give first-round approval to a ban on gender-affirming care for minors, but not without a 45-minute pause to deal with unexpected procedural chaos.
  • Sen. Lou Ann Linehan’s bill offering tax credits to donors of private school scholarships gets second-round approval. Gov. Jim Pillen supports the bill.

The two candidates for Lincoln mayor meet for a debate. Incumbent Democrat Leirion Gaylor Baird is facing former state Sen. Suzanne Geist, a Republican.

Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri partner on a grant application to the U.S. Department of Energy, establishing the three states as the Mid-Continent Clean Hydrogen Hub.

Fact of the Day

From Harper’s Index

Portion of American men aged 25 to 54 who
are neither working nor seeking work: 1/9

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Comic by Jeffrey Koterba. Support him on Patreon.




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