School Year Blues, Professor Steps Up, Opposing Rallies at Memorial Park and more Top Local News for Friday, July 10

7/10/20 • Day 19 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook The Importance of Organizing Ja Keen Fox, who led 36 straight days of protests at Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine’s home, gives his perspectives on the reality of collective imagining. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good […]

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Police and Oppression, Homeschooling Debate, County COVID-19 Update and more Top Local News for Thursday, July 9

7/9/20 • Day 18 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Police Response and Systems of Oppression We have been watching a mass grief in real time View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have another entry in our “Voices of the Revolution” series as […]

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Dismantle the System, PPP Bailouts and Donations, COVID-19 Supply Shortages and more Top Local News for Wednesday, July 8

7/8/20 • Day 17 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Dismantle the Political Empire “The system can be changed. The system must be changed,” Morgann Freeman writes. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories about one plan to defund and reallocate city funds, […]

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Voices of the Revolution, Mask Debate, Firework Mishaps and more Top Local News for Tuesday, July 7

7/7/20 • Day 16 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Voices of the Revolution Contributing writer Beaufield Berry introduces “Voices of the Revolution,” a series of stories from leaders emerging from this period of protest. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have an […]

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Where Do We Go From Here? Preparing for Legal Battle, Fourth of July Reckoning and more Top Local News for Friday, July 6

7/6/20 • Day 15 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Where Do We Go from Here? Activists, community leaders and government officials reflect on race relations, inequities and what’s next for Omaha. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories of ongoing protests […]

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In His Brother’s Words, Eviction Moratorium Ends, Medical Marijuana Petitions Due and more Top Local News for Thursday, July 2

7/2/20 • Day 11 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook James Scurlock, in His Brother’s Words His name has become a rallying cry of those calling for accountability and reform in Omaha, but behind it is still a family mourning. This is the first in a series of […]

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Where Do We Go from Here?

  By Chris Bowling The overgrown weeds wave in the summer breeze as cars pass worn stoops and handrails that lead to nowhere. Years ago, in the empty lots of patchy grass along North 24th Street, there would have been homes and businesses in the predominantly Black area of Omaha. Maybe kids would be playing […]

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Remembering James Scurlock, Douglas County Relief, Hispanic People 60% of Cases 11% of Population and more Top Local News for Wednesday, July 1

7/1/20 • Day 10 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook County Board Debates Rent Assistance, Earmarks Utility Funds Tensions flared as commissioners clashed on how to dole out funds as well as whether to increase the allotment for rent assistance from $10 million to $35 million. They also […]

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