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City Council Meeting, Jan. 12: Live Updates

About to get underway here at the Omaha City Council. Lots of things on the agenda, and will be tweeting all of them, but we’ve also got the confirmation of Colleen Brennan to the vacant District 5 seat. pic.twitter.com/JY1vJHn0XT — Chris Bowling (@ChrisMBowling) January 12, 2021 About to get underway here at the Omaha City […]

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County Board Says Racial Disparities in Jails, Maternal Health Outcomes Need to be Addressed. Health Director Has Good News on COVID-19, Says More Boosters, Pediatric Vaccine Could Be Available Soon.

On Tuesday, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners met to discuss racial disparities in incarceration and health, while the local health director shared that COVID-19 cases are declining. The Omaha City Council did not meet but will meet again on Oct. 19. Douglas County Department of Corrections Director Mike Myers gave a monthly report to […]

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Douglas County Board Debates Pandemic Relief, and New Omaha City Council Holds First Meeting

The Legislative Chambers grew heated as the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the county finance department debated the county’s relationship with private firm Deloitte during Tuesday’s board meeting. “This is a waste of money,” Commissioner Jim Cavanaugh said. “Deloitte had a contract with us under the CARES Act, which was a waste of money, […]