Great Plains Theatre Moves Toward Inclusion, State Democrats Call Out Don Kleine, Medicaid Expansion Begins and More Top Local News for Monday, September 28

9/28/20 • Day 15 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Great Plains Theatre Commons Committed to Uncommon Representation The Omaha-based playwriting hub formerly known as Great Plains Theatre Conference (GPTC), now called Great Plains Theatre Commons, is at the nexus of the arts responding to health […]

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Examining Disparities in Voter Turnout, Scurlock Family Announces Independent Investigation, Hackers Attack Nebraska Medicine and More Top Local News for Friday, September 25

9/25/20 • Day 12 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Disparity in Omaha in Graphics Protests and a global pandemic have alerted more people to social inequities and the viability of solutions, activists said in an upcoming series from The Reader. And while we’re going to […]

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Covid-19 Weekly Roundup, Omaha City Council Proposes $5.5 Million for Police Equipment, Omaha’s Mask Mandate May Be Extended, Department of Corrections Struggles with Overcrowding and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 24

9/24/20 • Day 11 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook My COVID-19 Scare Reader reporter Chris Bowling reflects on his recent coronavirus scare in this weekly series that breaks down COVID-19 data from the state. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we […]

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DIS|PLACE, A March for Ed Poindexter’s Release, OPS Teachers Concerned About In-Person Learning, Gov. Ricketts’ Comments on Medicaid Expansion and More Top Local News for Tuesday, September 22

9/22/20 • Day 9 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook What I Learned About Racism Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa A new column, DIS|PLACE, explores the legacies and similarities of systemic racism in South Africa and the U.S. View our guide to local resources […]

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The Curious Case of Earnest Jackson, Jake Gardner Dies By Suicide, Sheriffs Find Two Suspicious Boxes Outside County Courthouse, Party Leaders Propose a $1.5 Trillion Relief Plan and More Top Local News for Monday, September 21

9/21/20 • Day 8 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook The Curious, Winding Case of Earnest Jackson A jury in Douglas County convicted Earnest Jackson of murder in 1999. Now a movement has started to set him free. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com […]

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Remembering Lives Lost to COVID-19, TestNebraska Announces Mobile Testing, State Unemployment Claims Increase and More Top Local News for Friday, September 18

9/18/20 • Day 5 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Help Us Tell the Stories of Nebraskans We’ve Lost to COVID-19 Nearly 400 Nebraskans have died during the pandemic, but we don’t know much about them. Every day, a health department in the state issues […]

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First National Bank Celebrates 160 Years of Service, OPS Returns to In-Person Learning, Council Members Propose Mask Mandate Extension, State Officials Issue Health Advisory and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 17

9/17/20 • Day 4 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook First National Bank of Omaha Continues Its Recipe For Success Over Six Generations With more than 160 years’ experience meeting our customers’ financial needs, First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) has built a reputation for service […]

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Federal Unemployment Benefits, Jake Gardener Charged With Manslaughter, City Council Candidate David Mitchell Arrested, Wildfires in Western Nebraska and More TopLocal News for Wednesday, September 16

9/16/20 • Day 3 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Many in Financial Gap after Losing Unemployment Benefits Jake Greve, a Blackstone bartender, is making one third his former income and has lost thousands in unemployment benefits after being disqualified from receiving benefits in July. […]

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Weekly COVID-19 Roundup, Ernie Chambers Runs for County Commissioner as Write-In, Grand Jury Set to Decide on Scurlock Case, Ben Sasse Proposes Constitutional Amendment and More Top Local News for Tuesday, September 15

9/15/20 • Day 2 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Nebraska’s Reopening is Déjà Vu As of yesterday, nearly every county in the state is no longer required to follow state-issued directed health measures. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we […]

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Movement to Free Convicted Teen Grows, Early Voting Ballots to be Sent Soon, Nebraska Enters Phase 4 of Reopening and More Top Local News for Monday, September 14

9/14/20 • Day 1 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Failure to Address COVID-19, Racial Justice, Call A Special Session Ends Frustrating 2020 Session Following the end of the session, several senators gathered on the steps of the Capitol to call for a special session […]

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