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

The Word Assassin Also Has
Two Asses in It

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is ugly, unlikeable, unfun.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Go Skateboarding Day!

Hang 10, show us some air, then treat yourself to today’s news: A meeting about the City Council’s contract with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute becomes a critical race theory forum, a federal court of appeals sides with Omaha Public Schools in a sexual assault case, and a culture fair at the Joslyn Art Museum celebrates World Refugee Day.

~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Percentage of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters who are “extremely concerned” about Trump supporters: 82
  2. Who are “extremely concerned” about voter suppression: 53

Source: Echelon Insights (Alexandria, VA)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

This Week in Your Local Government

  • No City Council meeting: The Omaha City Council won’t meet again until June 29. Votes laid over from last week’s meeting will be voted on then.
  • Ten-year anniversary of the JDAI: County Commissioner Chris Rodgers will give a proclamation Tuesday recognizing the anniversary of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. The nationwide project, started by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1992 and brought to Douglas County in 2011, aims to decrease the number of youth detained and improve the juvenile justice system.
  • American Rescue Plan update: The National Association of Counties will give a presentation Tuesday on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Passed in March, ARPA gave $1.9 billion to state and local governments to help recover from the pandemic.
  • Highway improvement plan: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will vote on a six-year highway improvement plan during Tuesday’s meeting. Douglas County engineer Tom Doyle will present the project, which would last until 2027.

See the full Douglas County Board of Commissioners agenda for Tuesday, June 22.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Find more on our Things To Do page.

Discover South O!
~ History ~

Livestock Exchange Building Ballrooms
4920 S. 30th St.

Considered one of the most romantic locations in the city, thanks to the many weddings that take place there, the Livestock Exchange Building was constructed in 1926. It was once the center of the livestock industry in Omaha, catering to stockyard workers with apartments, restaurants and other services. In 1999, it was designated an Omaha Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has two magnificent dance halls on the 10th floor with 22-foot ceilings that offer amazing views. Don’t miss it.

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