CORRECTION: A previous version of this newsletter said, “Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is donating $25,000 to four food banks in Omaha to feed more people.” It’s now been corrected to say, “Omaha non-profit Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is donating $25,000 to four food banks across the country, with $5,000 going directly towards food.”
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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about a day care closing due to a COVID-19 outbreak, a majority of educators receiving their vaccines, and Nebraska lawmakers advancing a bill to protect student journalists.
- The Douglas County Health Department orders a ten-day closure at a day care and preschool where a COVID-19 outbreak was discovered. 23 cases have been confirmed of 60 possible cases.
- The effort to vaccinate Omaha educators reaches a milestone, as the “vast majority” of teachers who want a vaccine have gotten at least the first dose.
- Douglas County officials announce the first round of businesses that will receive stimulus support.
- A first-come, first-served vaccine clinic for Omaha’s essential workers is planned for Sunday, and people can register for an appointment online.
- Omaha non-profit Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition is donating $25,000 to four food banks across the country, with $5,000 going directly towards food.
- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s late husband, Dr. Joe Stothert, was arrested on suspicion of DUI 16 hours before his death.
- Nebraska will receive more than $5 billion from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan forindividual stimulus payments and funds for counties and cities.
- Nebraska lawmakers advance a bill that extends free-press protections to student journalists at high schools and universities. Supporters of the bill want to make sure school administrations don’t censor students, but opponents say the decision should be left up to school boards.
- A house fire in Kearney that claimed three lives is being investigated by the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department, Kearney Police Department, Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Buffalo County attorney.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do In The Spring
Innovate with Technology
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If you are in search of free access to the latest technology and software, as well as some reliable and fast internet, Do Space is the local technology library for you. The nonprofit is committed to promoting accessible and cutting-edge technology for all – no matter the age – from computers to 3D printers. And all this is ready for you to sharpen your skills and creativity this spring season.
Aside from the general, year-round benefits of a free, local technology library, Do Space also offers specific programs aimed to assist local entrepreneurs. Check out the Start Omaha Work Week from April 19-22 on Zoom for various programs dedicated to getting your startup, entrepreneurship, and/or small business off to a great start for the rest of the year.
It feels good to learn something new and to take advantage of available resources. If you’re looking to utilize this season for advancing your general skills or specific goals, Do Space has something for you.
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