06/09/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Juneteenth 2021

Omaha will celebrate Juneteenth with events from June 12 – 20. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening — and the holiday itself.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Donald Duck Day!

Don’t be a quack — read today’s news: Omaha’s Cinco de Mayo festival returns, Sprint is fined $50,000 for overcharging Omaha customers, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute has a new home.

~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Percentage change in the value of the global art and antiques market last year: −22.
  2. Percentage change in the value of the NFT market during the first quarter of this year: +2,053

Sources: 1. Arts Economics (Dublin); 2. NonFungible.com (Concession, Nova Scotia)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

What’s Happening In Your Local Government

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and City Council met on Tuesday, June 8.

  • The Douglas County Board of Commissioners allocates an additional $200,000 to financial services company Deloitte to help the county distribute $110 million it received from the American Rescue Plan. Despite opposition from multiple commissioners, Deloitte will continue services until the end of the year.
  • Dr. Adi Pour of the Douglas County Health Department says the county has “a good shot” of administering vaccines to at least 70% of its adults, but progress has slowed in recent weeks.
  • The Omaha City Council holds the first meeting with its three newly elected members. The City Council officially recognizes June 19 as Juneteenth with a proclamation from Councilmember Juanita Johnson of District 2.

Read the full story on Tuesday’s Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board meetings.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Find more on our Things To Do page.

Discover South O!
~ Art and Culture ~

El Museo Latino
4701 S. 25th St., Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 731-1137

Located on 25th Street in South O, El Museo Latino opened its doors on May 5, 1993. It’s one of about 20 Latino museums in the United States, and it offers many events and exhibits that aim to connect communities. On top of being a fascinating meeting place, it’s also an educational center that offers programs for kids, adolescents and adults.

El Museo Latino is open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. General admission is $5.

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