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(Originally published Dec. 8, 2021)


We All (Still) Quit

Disgruntled employees at a Lincoln Burger King embrace the tsunami crashing into the national labor market.

By Cindy Lange-Kubick. Originally published in Flatwater Free Press. 
Republished in The Reader.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day

Today’s news uses a fertile imagination to move through the years: Strikers reject Kellogg’s most recent offer and remain on the picket lines, health care providers and educators push for children to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with the “Max the Vax” campaign, and Republican John Sieler, who’s against including critical race theory, the 1619 Project and sex ed in curriculum, is running for Nebraska State Board of Education.

Due to the Amazon Web Services outage, most of the links on Tuesday’s newsletter didn’t work. Oh no! They’re back up and running now, so if you want to Reed Moore about Tuesday’s news, return to Tuesday’s email newsletter, or check out the newsletter on The Reader‘s website.


Harper’s Index Fact of the Day

Chance that an American planning to move in the next year blames
natural disasters or extreme temperatures: 1 in 2

Source: Redfin (Seattle)


For nationwide COVID-19 case and vaccination trends, click here.


Around Omaha

Around Nebraska


In Your Local Government

 The Omaha City Council approves increased pay for street maintenance workers who help with snow removal, of which the city is experiencing a shortage. The City Council also votes down a request to the state Legislature to change liquor license laws. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners meets to receive a weekly COVID-19 update.

Read local government reporter Anton Johnson’s full article for The Reader here.


Reed Moore’s Thing To Do: 
Greg Warren at Funny Bone

From Dec. 9-11, St. Louis-born comedian Greg Warren will bring his well-oiled, off-the-cuff routine to the Funny Bone.

Event Pick by Matt Casas. Published in The Reader.

As COVID-19 variants spread through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated, boosted and masked before going to public gatherings. Find more nightlife content here, and check out local guides here.


The Daily Funny

Comic by Koterba. Support him on Patreon. 
To see more daily funnies, click the image.


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