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Your Top Local Stories
- The OPS Board listened to the complaints of parents concerned about the school reopening plan in the fall at the first in-person board meeting in months.
- At today’s city council meeting, members will discuss giving Nebraskans a chance to repeal the state’s ban on affirmative action.
- After losing his father to COVID-19, State Sen. Tony Vargas has become a major advocate for wearing masks, increasing testing and taking the virus seriously.
- The Better Business Bureau is warning people about scams posing as COVID-19 resources and contact tracers.
- A $7,000 grant will provide tracking bracelets to assist families and police find Omahans with Down syndrome who are prone to wandering away.
- A new Nebraska DMV service center will open tomorrow in west Omaha.
- Health care officials worry delayed COVID-19 test results will leave longer windows for infected people to expose others to the virus.
- Ralston Public Schools leaders announced a plan for returning back to school in the fall that allows the amount of in-person versus virtual learning to change with the number of cases in the state.
- The Douglas County Courthouse is holding its first criminal jury trial in four months after delaying many trials because of safety concerns.
Around the State
- The University of Nebraska system joined universities across the country in a lawsuit against the ICE order that placed limits on international students’ ability to study in the country.
- Lancaster County has reached peak levels of COVID-19 cases once again with an average of 41 new cases a day in the last week.