Omaha Police Union President in Critical Care for COVID-19

The president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, Tony Conner, is receiving intensive care due to complications of COVID-19, according to a press release from the union. The press release described his condition as  “critical, but stable.” Twenty five officers of the Omaha Police Department’s 902 sworn members have COVID-19, according to Lieutenant Sherie Thomas, […]

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Record Election Turnout in East Omaha, But Advocates Say There’s Still Work to Do

By Chris Bowling Election day brought a mix of emotions for Kimara Snipes. The Omaha Public Schools board member and president of the South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance watched as for only the second time, Nebraska’s Second Congressional District flipped blue. But along with pushing Joe Biden one electoral vote closer toward becoming president, she also […]

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As COVID-19 Cases Escalate, Hospitals Warn of Straining Staff, Resources

Public health officials and healthcare workers are again sounding the alarm that Omaha faces a grim future if COVID-19 infections don’t slow. The solution to stopping the spread lies in personal responsibility, according to the chief medical officers of the metro area’s largest healthcare systems. As for directed health measures and government restricting certain gatherings, […]

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