Protesters Undeterred, South Omaha Testing Site, When to Close Schools and More Top Local News for Thursday, August 20



8/20/20 • Day 60 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends


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Not Now, But When? Protesters Dismayed But Undeterred as City Council Rejects Defunding Police

After the Omaha City Council rejected a budget amendment to divest $2 million from the Omaha Police Department toward community resources, protesters say they’re upset by the loss, but it’s still a step forward.

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Good morning,

Today we have stories about protesters responding to the city’s rejection of a budget amendment that would have divested $2 million from the Omaha Police Department, officials battling for a South Omaha testing site to stay open and a local health official weighing in on why the question of “When to close schools?” is complicated.

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