(Originally published Dec. 8, 2021)
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.
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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
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- Ultimately, we don’t want to leave anyone behind. And we want a secure future”: Strikers reject Kellogg’s most recent offer and remain on the picket lines. Kellogg’s says it will hire permanent replacement workers.
- The City of Omaha will pay over $40,000 to a mother and son who say they were pulled over by an Omaha police officer because they are Black.
- Dive into the debate over whether stores should be allowed to sell alcohol via takeout windows.
- Strapped for capacity, Nebraska Medicine puts more limitations on surgeries.
- As health care providers and educators push for children to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, the “Max the Vax” campaign kicks off.
- Huskers Highlights: Eric Crouch, a former Nebraska quarterback and 2001 Heisman winner, is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Nebraska hires two new offensive coaches: Mark Whipple and Donovan Raiola.
- Republican John Sieler is running for Nebraska State Board of Education. Sieler, who’s against including critical race theory, the 1619 Project and sex ed in curriculum, previously served four years on the board, during which time he says he supported teaching “basic values such as American exceptionalism, respect for the American flag and respectful participation in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
- Small towns in the Midwest, including in Nebraska, offer money and land to people willing to move there.
- The National Science Foundation gives the University of Nebraska-Lincoln a $51 million grant for subatomic physics research.
- Schools hold the first Nebraska School Activities Association all-girls wrestling tournaments.
- Following the success of the USS Oklahoma service member-identification project, which Reed Moore reported on Tuesday, families ask for identification of service members on the USS Arizona.
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.
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.
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