10/7/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

In Memoriam: Michael D. Boyle

Julie Mierau, a longtime friend of Mike and Anne Boyle, reflects on the late Douglas County commissioner and former Omaha mayor’s life and character.

Published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day

Sugar and salt — the perfect combo for today’s news: Omaha South High School gets a 500-pound bull statue, state senators are teaming up to climb a 19,000-foot mountain, and Facebook gives $250K to build a Vietnam veterans memorial in Papillion.

Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

  1. Factor by which monthly heat records are more likely to be set now than in the preindustrial era: 5
  2. Estimated portion of new monthly heat records attributable to climate change: 4/5

Source: Dim Coumou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Want to get vaccinated in Douglas County this week or weekend?
Here are upcoming clinics.

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Reed Moore’s Thing To Do: 
Great Plains Theatre Commons Presents … Stories: On the Brink

Stories: On the Brink, which is free and open to the public from Oct. 8-10, details homelessness with dialogue inspired by real-life voices.

Event Pick by Matt Casas. Published in The Reader.

As the delta variant spreads, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before going to shows.
Find more theater content here, and check out local guides on our Things To Do page.

The Daily Funny: Throwback Thursday Edition

Reed Moore invites you to laugh at a throwback comic today.
To see recent drawings, click the comic below.

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