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Bars Were Dangerous Even Before COVID-19

The true miracle of Road House is that Patrick Swayze is able to spin-kick above his head while wearing pants that come up to his nipples. All hairstyles here are basically crime scene footage of how we once murdered the ozone layer. Every shirt on every character is a billowy fabric stolen from the corpse […]

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First coronavirus death in Nebraska announced in Douglas County

Nebraska announced its first death in the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday. The man in his 50’s had contact with an infected person out of state and was quarantined at his home since March 11, according to the Douglas County Health Department. Nebraska currently has 85 positive cases, 46 of which are in Douglas County, according […]

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Unemployment Benefits Claims Climb to Historic Highs

Claims for unemployment benefits climbed to historic peaks, according to new numbers from the Nebraska Department of Labor. Data released Thursday showed 15,668 Nebraskans applied for state benefits due to lost wages last week. “That’s more than we’ve seen apply in our state’s history,” Governor Pete Ricketts said at a press conference Wednesday. The total […]

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“If I could get 500 people at my door this week, I’d get all 500 of them jobs”

As businesses close and applications for unemployment benefits increase by the hundreds, one Omaha staffing agency said it can’t fill jobs in some sectors fast enough. Those industries trying to meet demand on everything from face masks to food packaging, said Carol Neff, co-owner of Remedy Staffing, a franchise of a national private staffing company. […]

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Mobile pantry distributes hundreds of meals, but some leave empty handed

By Chris Bowling Sarah Comer walked backward across the blacktop, her arms waving the Toyota Camry forward like a plane on a tarmac. “Come on, come come on,” she said as she neared a yellow Penske moving van loaded with 200 bags of food outside Jefferson Elementary Monday afternoon. “Keep coming.” Volunteers in red aprons […]

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Some Good Food News to Boost Your Mood

There isn’t an industry that has gotten by unscathed since Covid-19 struck in earnest, shutting down much of the global economy. Restaurants were hit hard as diners were forced indoors, but Omaha entrée-preneurs are finding touching ways to hit back.   A Helping Hand Nick Bartholomew hit the UNO Reverse on his outdoor venue Dandelion, […]

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Six new Covid 19 cases confirmed in Douglas County

Six new cases of Covid-19 have surfaced in Douglas County bringing the total to 34. Saturday’s cases include three travel-related infections as well as three who had contact with person who already tested positive for the disease, according to a press release from the Douglas County Health Department released Saturday night. Two more were confirmed […]

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Face It: Masks Work

Face It Masks work by Michael Braunstein On it goes. That’s what happens when the collective conscious is obsessed, rightfully or not. So in this Heartland Healing, we’ll continue as well. The goal of this week is to inject some observations that may temper thoughts as well as offer actions. Panic, pandemic or pandemonium… regardless, […]

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Unemployed during the Covid-19 crisis? Here’s the benefits that can help

Unemployment claims climbed to their highest total in two years to 281,000 as businesses across the nation close their doors due to the spread of coronavirus. In Nebraska those totals rose 60 percent since Feb. 29, from 497  to 799.  The worst is yet to come, however, and the Trump administration is asking labor officials […]

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Bars Were Dangerous Even Before COVID-19

The true miracle of Road House is that Patrick Swayze is able to spin-kick above his head while wearing pants that come up to his nipples. All hairstyles here are basically crime scene footage of how we once murdered the ozone layer. Every shirt on every character is a billowy fabric stolen from the corpse […]

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An Omahan’s life in Italian lockdown

As winter wanes into spring, tourists from across the world typically pack the small seaside fishing village of Monterosso al Mare nestled in a Mediterranean bay and surrounded by rugged Italian countryside. But right now the narrow streets and pathways are nearly empty said Caroline Cimino, a native Omahan who moved to Italy six years […]

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Hy-Vee sets new hours amid Covid-19 spread

On Thursday, Hy-Vee announced a new grocery schedule as well as time dedicated to shoppers with higher risks of illness in an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The grocery chain will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week starting March 19. The hour before opening is dedicated to customers […]

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Covid-19 Omaha resource guide

Caps on public gatherings. Large community events shuttering. Public officials from the local to federal levels scrambling. The Covid-19 crisis has shifted dramatically in Omaha leaving many adapting day by day, hour by hour to a slew of guidelines, information and public emergency notices. In an effort to provide the news you need through a […]

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