The hard work of Moses Mosely, Mike West and Dan Whalen are positively reflected in the glowing reviews left by diners, and by the glut of return customers.

04/13/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Dishing the Dirt

After a sterile year, The Reader was ready to get Dirty

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

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You’ll find the best words in today’s news: Peaceful demonstrators gather in Omaha to protest the killing of Daunte Wright at the hands of Minnesota police, medical experts expect vaccines will soon be available for ages 12-15, and Nebraska administers its one-millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose.

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Around Omaha

  • Peaceful protestors gather at 72nd and Dodge streets to show solidarity with Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis where Daunte Wright was shot and killed by police. About 100 people attended the demonstration. 
  • Omaha’s medical community expects COVID-19 vaccinations will be available soon for ages 12-15, pending emergency-use authorization for Pfizer’s vaccine. 
  • Brigitte McQueen, founder of the nonprofit Union for Contemporary Art, says $7 million in CARES Act funds was funneled to exclusionary arts consortium.
  • Omaha advocates are bringing attention to the city’s crumbling, inaccessible sidewalks and calling for equitable mobility. 
  • An apartment project near 33rd and Dodge streets is the first to utilize transit oriented development, encouraging use of the new ORBT bus route.

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska lawmakers are divided on whether to build a new prison or fix the old state penitentiary, but they approve $14.9 million to begin planning for a new prison on a 37-4 vote.
  • Nebraska administers its one-millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the state has almost reached 50 percent of people 18 and older with at least one dose. 
  • The Department of Health and Human Services and Nebraska Public Health Lab confirm that the New York variant of COVID-19, known as B1.526, has arrived in Nebraska. It is expected that vaccines will remain effective against the strain.

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Best Food Trucks In Omaha:
Wonton Jon’s

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  • (402) 590-0245

Here is another change that will affect Omaha’s dining lifeWonton Jon’s has left Trucks & Taps as a commissary and moved to various locations. But the truck’s dedication to delicious foods and fond eating memories will remain as flavorful as ever – just as customers have come to expect and cherish from such a talented and niche eatery.

With a name like Wonton Jon’s, you can expect craft wontons, for sure. But you can also look forward to an experience punctuated by a motivated, fresh approach to Chinese- and American-style meals and sides.

You can stay up to date on the locations, obtain wontons, and get to know more about the philosophy driving the Wonton Jon’s food truck to awesomeness by visiting the website and Facebook page. Plus, if you’re looking for a great food truck for your event, Wonton Jon’s can make that awesome, too.

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