01/05/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends


The Stories That Defined Our 2020

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Top Local Stories

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Today we have stories about OPS starting the new year with remote learning, the fatal shooting of an Omaha real estate agent and the beginning of vaccinations in Nebraska’s prisons. 


In Omaha

  • Classes start Tuesday morning for Omaha Public Schools, with students learning virtually.
  • A conversation hosted by NOISE and community activist Ja Keen Fox focused on how Councilwoman Colleen Brennan was selected to fill Rich Pahl’s seat.
  • A man accused of fatally shooting an Omaha real estate agent hid the man’s body inthe garage crawl space of a rental home.

Around the State

  • Three weeks after the first COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Nebraska, state officials said more than 36,000 people have received their first dose.
  • Vaccinations for COVID-19 soon will begin in Nebraska prisons, with health-care workers expected to get the first shots later this week.

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The 10 Best (and 5 Worst) Films of 2020

Looking back on the year in film feels like reading a ransom note written by an illiterate kidnapper: Release dates were sloppily cut and pasted, and nobody understands the demands of how millions of dollars should be handed over. Normally, I wait to publish this list until February, after all the limited-run award hopefuls are finally released. Well, F that this year. F stands for “forget,” what did you think? 

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