07/09/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Omaha: Affordable Foods Still in Crisis

Depending on where you live, you may not be in walking distance of or have transportation to get to a grocery store that sells fresh fruit and vegetables, said Lisa Steinbach, a registered dietitian at OneWorld Community Health Centers. 
Photo by Bridget Fogarty. Story by Karlha Velásquez Rivas. Published in El PericoThe Reader‘s bilingual (Spanish/English) sister publication.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Fashion Day!

Today’s news suggests dressing to the nines: An I-80 construction project kicks off, Nebraska sees its first solar battery power project, and the North 24th Street Business Improvement District and Omaha Police Department develop a safety and security plan that heightens police presence.

~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Portion of emoji users who wish they had more options to reflect their personal appearance and identity: 3/5
  2. Who think emojis are an important tool for creating “unity, respect, and understanding”: 3/4

Source: Adobe (San Jose, CA)

Around Omaha

  • Today marks the first day of a construction project on I-80, slated to continue through November. Expect traffic around 84th Street; these are the recommended detour routes.
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers seeks to vaccinate the South Omaha community.
  • Revisit Installment III of NOISE Omaha‘s Black Women Business Owners series. The installment features North Omaha native Sharnelle Shelton’s Onyx Street Boutique — and her beloved “Audacious Women of Omaha” T-shirt.
  • Following violence over the Fourth of July weekend, the North 24th Street Business Improvement District and Omaha Police Department put forth a safety and security plan, which includes an increased police presence in the area.
  • Learn about the Blue Bucket Project on a mission to clean up Omaha.
  • One person dies and another is seriously injured in a car crash on West Dodge Road.

Around Nebraska

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Discover North O!

~ North O! Art & Events ~
Culxr House

Founded by local hip-hop artist and organizer Marcey Yates, the Culxr House is one of Omaha’s premier community centers and a home for artists of many disciplines. Keep up with everything happening at the Culxr House on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

For the rest of July, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide.

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