Nebraska’s Reopening Push Forward Déjà Vu: The Reader COVID-19 Roundup, Sept. 14, 2020

Starting today, nearly every county in the state is no longer required to follow state-issued directed health measures.  Under Phase 4, measures have been lifted that previously applied bars, restaurants, childcare facilities, churches, gyms, salons, barbers, tattoo parlors, weddings and more are lifted. Original guidance is still recommended, however. The only hard-and-fast limitation is that […]

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Failure to Address COVID-19, Racial Justice, Call A Special Session Ends Frustrating 2020 Session

If someone said the Nebraska Legislature failed the state in 2020, they wouldn’t be wrong. That’s how State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh, of District 6 in Omaha, feels after the body did little to address calls to address the state’s most pressing issues. “I was definitely depressed and disappointed,” she said. “A lot of the depression […]

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Will 2020 Come down to Omaha?

  In the ever shifting and Oz-behind-the-curtain sorcery of political projections, there’s a new space to watch that could decide the 2020 election. Nebraska’s Second Congressional District. The district that makes up all of Douglas County and parts of Sarpy got some recognition yesterday when Nate Silver, founder and editor of FiveThirtyEight, tweeted that 2020 […]

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Omaha Police Union President Liked Tweets Justifying Police Violence, Disparaging Protesters

Tony Conner, president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, fills his Twitter feed with posts about politics, police and protesters. But the police union president, a 20-year OPD veteran whose organization represents the 902 sworn officers of the Omaha Police Department, also “likes” Tweets that use more graphic language. “I don’t feel bad for criminals […]

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COVID Update, New Shooting Draws Protests, Unemployment Hangups and More Top Local News for Tuesday, August 25

8/25/20 • Day 65 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook $10 Million in Relief for Large Omaha Arts Nonprofits, Smaller Organizations Need More Help On Aug. 11, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners granted $10 million in CARES Act funds to the Omaha Community Foundation […]

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