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7/2/20 • Day 11 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends

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James Scurlock, in His Brother’s Words

His name has become a rallying cry of those calling for accountability and reform in Omaha, but behind it is still a family mourning.
This is the first in a series of stories we’ll share this month from our July print issue that focuses on racial inequity in Omaha.

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Good morning,
Today we have stories about James Scurlock’s brother remembering his brother as an optimistic, goofy, caring person, how evictions could rise following the end of a moratorium against kicking out federally subsidized renters and whether medical marijuana petitioners will meet the threshold to get the long-embattled issue on the ballot.
Reed Moore won’t have a newsletter tomorrow due to the holiday weekend. We’ll be back again Monday July 6.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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