Wednesday, May 27 • 24 Days Under New DHM • At Least 5 Days to Go
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Your Top Local Stories
- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office busted the “most egregious violation” of state health mandates they’ve seen at the Surfside Club north of Omaha.
- COVID-19 hospitalizations fell over the weekend while the number of people on ventilators grew.
- The Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will reopen next week with attendance limited to less than a fifth of capacity and all indoor exhibits closed.
- A third Douglas County Corrections officer has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Joslyn Castle will hold a socially distanced picnic this Thursday with catered food available for purchase.
- As holds on evictions run out, some in Nebraska and Iowa are worried about losing their homes as the first of the month approaches.
- After the murder of a registered sex offender on May 16, others are worried they could be targeted, too.
- While pregnant women are considered “high-risk,” the effects of COVID-19 on them and their babies are still murky.
- Twin Cities Cinema in Bellevue is expanding its ad-hoc drive-in theater, now offering showings Wednesday through Sunday.
- Iowa will open a new testing site in Council Bluffs on Friday.
- Omaha’s forecast for today is cloudy and grey, but sunny skies are on the way.
- In lieu of the College World Series, an ESPN commentator is now broadcasting about Korean baseball from his home in Omaha.
Around the State
- Two-thirds of Nebraska’s meatpacking workers are immigrants, a non-profit says. The industry faces serious concerns as worker shortages loom.
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Director Bill Moos talked about plans to safely bring student-athletes back to Lincoln and fans back to seats this fall.
- New testing sites in Omaha and across the state will open this week.
- A 22-year-old Illinois man was arrested in Grand Island for driving his Chevy Camaro 174 mph.
- The Nebraska Department of Labor has flagged 1,500 unemployment claims to investigate them further following national increases in unemployment fraud.
- Some state colleges announced they would start and end their fall semester early this year with a shortened December session for those making up classes.
- Omaha World-Herald reporter Paul Hammel shares his experience getting swabbed for a TestNebraska test.
- Colleagues and other state officials share their concerns for the Nebraska state senator who was diagnosed with COVID-19.
- State senators’ opinions differ on whether remote voting should be implemented at the Nebraska Legislature.
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What’s Happening In The United States?
- In Minneapolis, crowds endured tear gas and anti-riot measures as they protested the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody following an altercation in which one officer kneeled on his throat as the 47-year-old said, “I can’t breathe.”
- Holds on evictions in many states will run out even as many still haven’t seen unemployment benefits and struggle financially amid the pandemic.
- Congress approved billions to feed kids and make up for lost school meals. But bureaucratic hang-ups have slowed the program which has only reached about 15% of the 30 million kids it aimed to help.
- The social media platform that President Donald Trump has used emphatically and pointedly has started putting disclaimers on his tweets about mail-in voting.
What’s Happening Across The World?
- The stimulus plan would allow the European Union to raise money on its own, separate from its 27 member states and strengthen the image of the bloc as a unified governing body.
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