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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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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Reader’s Choice Best of Professional & Health Services, Preston Love Jr. Runs as a Write-in, Protests at Juvenile Detention Center Groundbreaking, More COVID-19 Cases in Nebraska Department of Corrections and More Top Local News for Friday, September 11

9/11/20 • Day 82 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Best Professional & Health Services This list represents what Omaha locals and Reader readers love — businesses that are the best at what they do. With deep thanks to everyone in the community that participated, […]

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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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Reader’s Choice Best of Dining, Westside Community Schools Expands In-Person Learning, Protesters Gather at Nebraska Humane Society, Nebraskans Get Federal Lost Wages Assistance and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 10

9/10/20 • Day 81 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Readers’ Choice 2020 Best Dining This list represents what Omaha locals and Reader readers love — businesses that are the best at what they do. With deep thanks to everyone in the community that participated, […]

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