The findings, the first step in an ongoing study, show evictions tend to occur in areas with worse school attendance and higher rates of COVID-19 transmission.
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Today we have stories about evictions being concentrated in areas such as North and South Omaha, which have more people of color and higher rates of poverty, city council approving night vision equipment for the police department amidst calls for police demilitarization and meatpacking workers fighting for safer conditions.
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- The Omaha City Council voted to approve a $26,000 purchase of night vision equipment for the city’s police department.
- Westside Public Schools joined Omaha and Ralston in allowing small groups of students to attend in-person classes on specific days of the week.
- A group of Benson residents met with Omaha police officers to discuss their need for increased protection to respond to increased violence in the neighborhood.
- Professors at Creighton University are pressuring their administration to provide the choice to teach in-person or online.
- Fun-Plex announced its closure for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Around the State
- Five Nebraska nonprofits were selected to receive $175,000 from Google and a chance to get an additional $125,000 if chosen by the public.
- A proposed manufacturing project in Hallam reported that the new plant would require a third of Lincoln’s yearly groundwater intake.
- Meatpacking workers held a rally on the steps of Nebraska’s state capitol to demand safer conditions and to be treated as essential not expendable.
- Travelers from Nebraska are now required to quarantine for two weeks or face fines if traveling into Chicago.
- The Nebraska Legislature voted against granting state senators control over CARES Act funds instead of Governor Pete Ricketts.
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