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

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$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 to distribute the money among 13 nonprofit arts organizations throughout Douglas County.

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Today we have stories about The Reader’s new weekly column analyzing COVID-19 data, hundreds gathering in Omaha to protest Wisconsin police who shot an unarmed Black man in the back on Sunday and Nebraska holding out on whether they’ll support a new unemployment program or not.

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What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine:


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Spicy and rich, meals are served family-style on Injera, a spongy bread used in place of silverware. Lalibela also serves as an African grocer, allowing you to purchase the ingredients to make each dish at home.

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