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HERE’S YOUR RUNDOWN

Happy National Food Truck Day
Reed Moore encourages everyone to hit the streets and support your local culinary entrepreneurs.

Today’s news:

  • An Elkhorn youth sports organization breaks ground on what it says will be the second-largest attraction in Nebraska.
  • University of Nebraska Regents pass their 2022-23 budget, which includes freezing tuition for the second year in a row.
  • A new report from the Platte Institute says Nebraska is losing taxpayers to other states.

REED MOORE’S FEATURED STORY

In Space, No One Can Hear Tim Allen

“Lightyear” isn’t as bad as it sounds. It simply has no purpose or reason to exist. Just like the rest of us!

Film review by Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

‘Rona roundup:

Even as new admissions remain low, hospitals are still strained by the effects of the pandemic. Nursing homes are limiting new patients due to staff shortages, which have made the average hospital stay longer than it was pre-pandemic. Health care professionals say the response can’t be to wait until the problems get worse.

If you’re not yet up to date on COVID vaccines, visit vaccines.gov to make your appointment today. To order more at-home COVID tests, visit CovidTests.gov.

By the numbers:

This graphic is updated as of 8:20 a.m. on June 24. For the latest stats, click the image, which sends you to the Johns Hopkins site.

AROUND OMAHA

  • An Elkhorn youth sports organization breaks ground on an athletic complex it says will be the second-largest attraction in Nebraska. The MD West ONE Sports Complex will be at 264th and Ida near Valley. It is estimated to cost $52 million.
  • Another restaurant bites the dust: Garden Cafe in Rockbrook Village is closing on July 1. A Facebook post from the owner cites the same reasons facing other restaurants: staff shortages, inflation, and the pandemic.
  • The City of Omaha wants more diverse voices to be heard in its housing affordability action plan. City planners say they haven’t heard enough from minorities, low-income people, or disabled people.
  • Every June, people descend upon Charles Schwab Field for the College World Series. For many, the Old Market and the Henry Doorly Zoo are considered the quintessential Omaha experience. But two miles from the field sits one of the most historic corners in America. Andscape’s Clinton Yates takes a look.

AROUND NEBRASKA

  • Nebraska is losing taxpayers to other states, according to a new report from the Platte Institute. The report says more than 70,000 taxpayers and their dependents have left Nebraska in the last 20 years.
  • University of Nebraska Regents pass their 2022-23 budget, which includes freezing tuition for the second year in a row. The budget increases spending by 1.3%. It has more investments in mental health and the Nebraska Promise program that helps low-income students go to college.
  • Organizations across Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, and Webster counties gather to launch the “Bridging Forward” program, aimed at lifting 700 households out of poverty by 2030. The program is estimated to cost around $5 million.
  • Lincoln City Councilwoman Tammy Ward is cited on suspicion of DUI after her vehicle hit a parked car, left the road and struck a tree. Ward told police that she had two glasses of wine before driving and that she is prone to seizures. She said she didn’t remember the accident.

PORTRAIT OF A PET

This is Squidward. He’s an 11-week-old brown tabby. He’s been neutered and weighs 3 pounds. If you think he’s a good fit for your household, click here to learn more.

Every Friday, the newsletter rains cats, dogs, bunnies and birds because Reed Moore is collaborating with the Nebraska Humane Society to bring you your end-of-week cuteness fix –– and an opportunity to adopt your new best friend. That’s right, every little (or big) guy/gal Reed Moore features will be up for adoption.

FACT OF THE DAY

From Harper’s Index

Percentage by which more Americans would
defend Canada from invasion than Mexico: 25

Source: YouGov (NYC)


DAILY FUNNY

Comic by Koterba. Support him on Patreon.

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