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HERE’S YOUR RUNDOWN

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Today’s news:

  • The Omaha Library Foundation will form an advisory committee, but some Omahans worry the decision will grant a private philanthropy group more control over the public libraries.
  • Omaha native and LGBTQ+ advocate Dominique Morgan will represent Nebraska as the grand marshal of New York City’s 2022 Pride Parade.
  • The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services begins to distribute a fourth round of pandemic EBT for eligible families.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

‘Rona roundup:

The Food and Drug Administration authorizes the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers. That means kids under 5 — roughly 18 million youngsters — are eligible for the shots next week, about 18 months after the vaccines first became available in the U.S. for adults.

If you’re not yet up to date on COVID vaccines, visit vaccines.gov to make your appointment today. To order more at-home COVID tests, visit CovidTests.gov.

By the numbers:

This graphic is updated as of 8:20 a.m. on June 17. For the latest stats, click the image, which sends you to the Johns Hopkins site.

AROUND OMAHA

  • The Omaha Library Foundation, the board that oversees the city’s libraries, votes to approve the formation of an advisory committee, but some Omahans are concerned the committee grants too much control to a private philanthropy group. “It has been clear from the beginning that the library and library users are not driving this process,” said one resident, the Omaha World-Herald’s Jessica Wade reports.
  • Omaha advocate Dominique Morgan is the 2022 grand marshal of the New York City Pride Parade. She’s the first Nebraskan and first formerly incarcerated person to hold the title in the 55 years of NYC’s iconic parade.
  • As the College World Series commences, doctors caution visitors on CWS crowds and the spread of COVID-19 in Douglas County.
  • For college baseball, Omaha is a mecca — but the road to get here isn’t always easy. Here’s a rundown of how the eight teams playing in the College World Series made it to Omaha.
  • Listen to how City Sprouts, Omaha’s original community garden, keeps on growing in this podcast from NOISE.

AROUND NEBRASKA


FACTS OF THE DAY

From Harper’s Index

Percentage of No. 1 pop songs that credited a single songwriter in 1990: 40
In 2020: 0

Source: Billboard (NYC)

This Fact of the Day is a throwback for Friday.


DAILY FUNNY

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