*Correction: This story incorrectly stated Ponca Chief Standing Bear was a member of the Omaha tribe.
“Spacing out” now means a different thing.
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- The Omaha Public Schools Board approved plans for next school year that include a modified school week and a requirement that everyone wear a mask.
- The OPS plan creates a litany of questions for some, especially for working parents about caring for and educating their children at home.
- Westside Community Schools announced plans for every student to attend school, albeit with social distancing and other health measures.
- The mother of a 9-year-old girl wants her daughter to forgive and move on after being sent a video by two other girls using racial slurs.
- With many facing an uncertain school year, kids and parents shared their experiences with homeschooling to WOWT.
- The Saharan dust hanging over Omaha will linger into Tuesday, but the worst of its effects are likely over.
- Scientists say testing wastewater may help predict surges in COVID-19 cases.
- One member of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners said she will create a diversity, inclusion and equity committee.
- Two Douglas County Courthouse employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.
- Recycling drop-off locations continue to overflow as the city’s regular pickups continue on a modified schedule.
- With increased fear about not only health but health coverage, scammers have taken aim at Medicare recipients.
- Jazz on the Green is going virtual this year.
Around the State
- Restrictions on the final four Nebraska counties still under directed health measures will loosen next Monday.
- The chairman of the Nebraska GOP said in a private conversation recently made public that a controversial flyer depicting a Republican opponent alongside Sen. Ernie Chambers in a disparaging way “crossed the line.”
- Five Nebraska football players have tested positive for the coronavirus along with a coach and two other student athletes.
- Nebraska football is “elbows deep” in working around the coronavirus to conduct practices and keep its momentum toward a fall season, hopefully.
- As cases spike among those 40 years old and under, health officials urge more young people to get tested.
- UNL received a $250,000 grant to study the effects of technology on democracy.
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