04/23/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

The Big Risk Factor in Low Level Traffic Stops

As video of the Kenneth Jones’ killing is about to be released, NPR’s Fresh Air program interviewed Yale professor Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity, which collects data on police behavior from 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. Hear how other communities are evolving policing to severely reduce the use of force in traffic stops. 

See how other local outlets reported on the body-cam footage:

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Happy National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Hark on spring’s day! Methinks thou shalt findeth value in today’s news: Omaha mayoral candidates participate in their first debate, a pilot program will give free city bus rides to K-12 students, and UNL requires a negative COVID-19 test to attend graduation ceremonies.

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Around Omaha

  • The Omaha Press Club hosts the first debate between Mayor Jean Stothert and RJ Neary. The hour-long debate touches on policing, street conditions and the city’s response to the pandemic.
  • pilot program starting May 10 will allow students from kindergarten to 12th grade in the Omaha metro area to ride city busses for free, including the new ORBT line.
  • The Douglas County Health Department creates a vaccination map showing progress by zip codes. Areas such as West Omaha show 40-52 percent of residents have been vaccinated. Meanwhile, areas such as North or South Omaha have low rates of vaccination.
  • The Urban League of Omaha and Hy-Vee are partnering to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to those 16 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Registration is encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Omaha Do Good week brings together countless volunteers who have been working even when the pandemic forced them to do it from home. Some volunteers started packing lunches, while others were sewing masks and stuffed animals for children.

Around Nebraska

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is requiring a negative COVID-19 test for graduates to attend commencement ceremonies in May. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory.
  • The Veterans Promise Act, a bill that promises to break  barriers in education for veterans in Nebraska, is advancing to debate within the Legislature. The bill, if approved, will grant any student veteran priority admission to any college or university in the state. 
  • The Newman Grove Public Schools system and Gerald Otte Blair Middle School are honored by the U.S Department of Education for their environmental protection efforts. The school was among 27 others nationwide that received recognition for innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact.

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Your Spring Move-In Guide
Week Two: Making the First Move

The second week involves taking the first steps toward actualizing your move to a new home. The tasks you identified the week before are becoming more of a reality, and therefore staying consistently organized is crucial to ensure an overall successful and otherwise pleasant outcome.

By now, you will have ideally found multiple moving companies to contact for quotes, in-person inspections, and whether estimates are binding or non-binding. Or, if you are moving the old-fashioned way, you will want to secure friends who can help carry the load when the move-in day rolls around.

Additionally, if you are planning a DIY move, you will want to book a rental moving vehicle now, as well as a storage unit if necessary. Plus, make sure you have other helpful tools, from tape to straps. The less you have to fumble around, the faster packing and moving will be.

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