Dive into the controversy with journalist Emily Chen-Newton.
Full story in NOISE Omaha. Republished in The Reader.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Use Your Common Sense Day
Today’s news laments the scarcity of this attribute during these turbulent times: Omaha activist Bear Alexander is charged with six felonies in New York City, union leaders refuse Kellogg’s’ “Last Best Final Offer,” and State Attorney General Doug Peterson releases a report about clergy sexual assault that involves all three of Nebraska’s dioceses.
Harper’s Index Facts of the Day
- Chance that U.S. workers believe their jobs do not make a meaningful contribution to the world: 1 in 5
- Percentage of American office workers who have cried on the job: 45
Sources: 1. YouGov (NYC); 2. Robert Half (Menlo Park, Calif.)
For nationwide COVID-19 case and
vaccination trends, click here.
- Dive deeper into state Corrections Director Scott Frakes’ appearance at a North Omaha town hall held by Black Votes Matter. According to NOISE Omaha, Frakes spends most of the time answering the crowd’s questions, not offering remarks.
- A jet from Offutt Air Force Base suffers $125,000 in damage during a difficult landing at an England air base.
- According to the Omaha World-Herald, Omaha activist Bear Alexander, a key player in noteworthy local demonstrations (including May’s pig head protest), is charged with six felonies in New York City. The charges, which could bring a maximum penalty of 55-years in prison, are connected to a domestic violence incident.
- Union leaders refuse the “Last Best Final Offer” of Kellogg’s, which says the strike might drive down full-year earnings. Meanwhile, Omaha workers continue to strike.
- Around 600 Metropolitan Utilities District customers north of downtown Omaha experience a natural gas outage.
- Red Cloud’s National Willa Cather Center is spotlighting the work of 11 Native American artists.
- State health officials say they’re planning to receive 64,200 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 – 11.
- The biggest YMCA in the U.S. is in Fremont, and the second-biggest is in Norfolk, according to KMTV.
- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says it’s seeking a more racially diverse campus.
- “The depth of physical and psychological harm caused by the perpetrators, and the decades of failure by the church to safeguard so many child victims, is unfathomable”: State Attorney General Doug Peterson releases a report about clergy sexual assault that involves all three of Nebraska’s dioceses, according to WOWT. Click here to read more, including a statement from Peterson.
Reed Moore’s Thing To Do:
Maple St. Construct ends its 2021 season with an
exhibition by its latest artist-in-resident, Francesco Siqueiros.
Feature by Janet Farber. Published in The Reader.
Find art content here, and check out local guides here. As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before going to shows.
The Daily Funny
Click the image to see the full Doonesbury comic by G.B. Trudeau.