10/14/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

When Low-Income Parents Work Long Hours, Where Do Their Kids Go?

At Flor Campos’ daycare, kids got homework help and stimulation.
Not all Nebraska children — and parents — are so fortunate.

Story by Leah Cates. Published on omahajobs.com and in The Reader (print edition).

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Dessert Day

As long as it’s chocolate, today’s news is pleased: Five big cats at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo test positive for the coronavirus, Black Nebraskans are incarcerated at a rate almost nine times higher than white Nebraskans, and Nebraska chiropractor Ben Tapper is one of 12 people responsible for nearly two-thirds of anti-vaccination content on social media, according to the Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

  1. Percentage increase since 2015 in the amount of money raised annually by space startups: 174
  2. Average number of annual spacecraft launches from 2015 to 2019: 381
  3. Number of launches last year: 1,282

Source: BryceTech (Alexandria, Va.)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

Reed Moore Presents a Theater Review: Fabulous Friends, Happy Hour, and Fun in The Savannah Sipping Society

If the names JONES HOPE WOOTEN hearken back to The Golden Girls era, that’s because the writers who brought you the popular sitcom and The Savannah Sipping Society are one and the same.

Review by Natalie Christie. Published in The Reader.

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

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