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State Testing and Cases Spike: Weekly COVID-19 Roundup, Aug. 31.

Editors note: This is a weekly series from The Reader breaking down COVID-19 data from the state. In it, reporter Chris Bowling will look at the latest in COVID-19 numbers and news. See daily COVID-19 updates here Things were looking good. Douglas County finally had a mask mandate. Lancaster County had moved into risk-level “yellow.” Daily […]

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Residents Discuss New Police Union Contract, Utility Assistance Still Available in Douglas County, Lincoln-Lancaster Health Experts Warn Concertgoers and More Top Local News for Thursday, November 12

11/12/20 • Day 60 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Police Accountability Heard in Court, City Council Agenda on Monday Policing in Omaha, as well as across the nation, has come under intense scrutiny in recent months. From protests to the polls to policymaking of […]

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Interview with Tony Vargas, Positive COVID-19 Cases in Boys Town, Nebraska Reports Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. and More Top Local News for Thursday, October 22

10/22/20 • Day 39 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Campaign 2020: Interview with State Senator Tony Vargas Since 2016, Vargas has represented District 7 which encompasses downtown South Omaha. He is campaigning for re-election for the minority-majority district against Jorge Sotolongo, a political novice. For […]

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Public Outcry at City Council, Protest Ends Peacefully, Scurlock Grand Jury and More Top Local News for Wednesday, June 3

Wednesday, June 3 • 3 Days Under New DHM • At Least 27 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook “We’re Tired and We’re Frustrated and We Are Demanding Change.” The Omaha City Council approved extending Omaha’s state of emergency and recognized reckless policing killed George Floyd. The council […]

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OPS Schedule Changes, COVID-19 in Wastewater, Nebraska Football Positive Tests and More Top Local News for Tuesday, June 30

6/30/20 • Day 9 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook *Correction: This story incorrectly stated Ponca Chief Standing Bear was a member of the Omaha tribe.  Nightlife in the Time of Pandemic “Spacing out” now means a different thing. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com […]

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DACA Future, City Hate Crime Ordinance, Committee Pledges More Than Words and More Top Local News for Wednesday, June 10

Wednesday, June 10 • 10 Days Under New DHM • At Least 20 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook DACA Uncertainty Puts Dreamers Fate in Jeopardy With the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is on the table, The Supreme Court has the power to eradicate or keep […]

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Man Accused of Killing Sex Offender Speaks Out, Thorough Scurlock Investigation, CARES Act Dollars Trickle Down and More Top Local News for Thursday, June 11

Thursday, June 11 • 11 Days Under New DHM • At Least 19 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook No More Coasting Omaha! Seven Ideas to Save Our Future How we can stay in our lanes but swing for the fences in areas such as carbon neutrality, education and internet […]

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Racism Declared A Public Health Emergency, Senate Shakeup, 11-Worth Closes and More Top Local News for Thursday, June 18

Thursday, June 18 • 18 Days Under New DHM • 4 Days until Phase III Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Updates from Your Locally Owned Newspaper After 500+ free issues distributed over 26 years, The Reader needs you. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have […]

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New Curfew, Scurlock Murals, Solidarity in Solitude and More Top Local News for Friday, June 5

Friday, June 5 • 5 Days Under New DHM • At Least 25 Days to Go Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Solidarity in Solitude: Protester in Carter Lake Stands Up against Police Brutality “Racial equality isn’t something we should have to protest for,” said Karley Baker, 14. “But in this […]