08/27/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Pa Mas and Witchin’ Kitchen
Ready To Put a Spell on You

Check out Dish editor Sara Locke’s delectable dining roundup,
published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Just Because Day

You don’t need a reason to celebrate with today’s news: Gov. Pete Ricketts calls a hospital staffing emergency, Reed Moore offers a roundup of the latest on the alleged UNL sexual assault, and seven people evacuated from Afghanistan touch down in Omaha.

Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

1. Percentage change last year in the employment rate for
new college graduates: –12
2. Percentage of U.S. gig workers who say that the money they earn is an “essential” or “important” part of their finances: 56
3. Who have performed work for which they did not receive payment: 29

Source: Pew Research Center (Washington)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • Details concerning the alleged sexual assault at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are released by campus police, according to this Daily Nebraskan article. Meanwhile, on-campus protests in solidarity with sexual assault survivors continue for a third consecutive night, and UNL chancellor Ronnie Green releases a statement.
  • State advertisements spotlighting no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in nurse recruitment, in addition to a $5K hiring bonus for nurses, make national headlines in The Washington Post, the New York Times and CBS News.
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts calls a hospital staffing emergency — but not a COVID-19 emergency — as the state sees a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations. Ricketts also declares that hospitals must limit some surgeries that aren’t essential.
  • Public K-12 schools continue to deliberate how they’ll spend coronavirus relief money from the federal government.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do: Art Show Guide

~ El Museo Latino ~

It should come as no surprise that an artistic space in South Omaha, where the city’s Latinx population is concentrated, would focus on Latinx culture. El Museo Latino does just that, with exhibits ranging from permanent installations of ancient Latin American art to contemporary artwork. One standout show was Marcela Díaz: Contemporary Textiles, in which the artist used traditional fiber arts methods from the Yucatán region in Mexico to weave soft sculptures.

Through Sept. 10, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Jonathan Orozco’s Art Show Guide. As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before checking out these shows.

Find more local guides on our Things To Do page.

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