Omaha Facility Runs COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, ACLU Helps Arrested Protesters, Airport Expansion Paused and More Top Local News for Friday, July 31

7/31/20 • Day 40 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook ‘They Awoke a Sleeping Giant’: The Fight Is Far from Over for Omaha Protesters On Thursday afternoon, 96 arrested protesters gathered at Culxr House on North 24th Street Thursday afternoon to organize and connect with ACLU of Nebraska […]

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Bemis Center Reopening, Abortion Ban Stalling, Meatpacking Plant Safety Bill Rejected and More Top Local News for Thursday, July 30

7/30/20 • Day 39 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Art Center Reopens with Chance to View Two Shows Cut Short by COVID The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts announced its closure due to the pandemic, but the center has announced its availability to view in person […]

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Increased Number of Evictions for People of Color, Police Receive Funds for Night Vision Equipment, Meatpacking Workers Fight for Safer Conditions and More Top Local News for Wednesday, July 29

7/29/20 • Day 38 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Evictions and Race in Omaha: New Study Draws a Connection, Offers Solutions The findings, the first step in an ongoing study, show evictions tend to occur in areas with worse school attendance and higher rates of COVID-19 […]

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Arrested Protestors Stuck in Jail After Computer Malfunction, Omaha’s Police Brutality Examined, Mask Mandate Considered for Omaha and more Top Local News for Monday, July 27

7/27/20 • Day 36 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Arrested Protesters Spend Fearful Night in Douglas County Jail due to Computer Malfunctions In the first mass arrest since early June, around 100 people were arrested for obstructing traffic and failure to disperse. Many protesters waited for […]

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Renters Assistance, Supplier of 2018 Execution Drugs Found, Citizen Investigation Panels Bill Introduced and more Top Local News for Friday, July 24

7/24/20 • Day 33 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Douglas County Rental Assistance Goes Live Monday Continued conversations on the program, which would pay out four months of rent or $4,000, whichever they reach first, took place during the county’s health and human services meeting Thursday […]

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Culinary Problem Solving, Bus Routes Return, Safety of Reopening Schools and more Top Local News for Thursday, July 23

7/23/20 • Day 32 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Creative Culinary Problem Solving Chefs, hospitality staff and restaurant owners are still regrouping and forming battle plans, often on an hour-by-hour basis. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories about local […]

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Local Activism, Increase in OPD Budget, State Senators Debate Over Attack Ad and more Top Local News for Wednesday, July 22

7/22/20 • Day 31 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook A New Social Reform Movement “Amidst a new social reform movement finding its moment in history, solidarity grows in the Black Lives Matter model of leaderful change,” Leo Adam Biga writes. View our guide to local resources […]

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New Movies, Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Against UNL, High Number of Housing Valuation Protests and more Top Local News for Tuesday, July 21

7/22/20 • Day 30 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Fun, Guns, and Mum: New Stuff to Watch! Three new sci-fi/horror-adjacent films recently dropped that weirdly explore oddly similar themes about the horrors of immortality/mortality and how empathy is the only way to fight the bogeyman. View […]

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Call to Reinstate Public Safety Auditor, Protests Against Tear Gas, Governor Challenges Mask Mandate and more Top Local News for Monday, July 20

7/17/20 • Day 29 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook City Needs to Do the “Bare Minimum”  “Reinstate the public safety auditor to police the police,” writes Dr. Dennis Hoffman, a UNO professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Pete Simi, from the […]

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Self Care Revolution, Mayor Asks Advisory Board Member to Resign, Nebraska Files Lawsuit Against Stem Cell Clinics and more Top Local News for Friday, July 17

7/17/20 • Day 26 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook   New Legal Options Coming for Protestors Arrested for Breaking Curfew  “What are we saying about Omaha if we begin to criminalize the act of expressing a constitutional right?” says activist, JaKeen Fox. View our guide to local […]

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