Leahy exhibit features Irish heritage, landscape and myth at Little Gallery Blackstone.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert returning to work following her husband’s death, election officials expecting higher-than-average turnout for Omaha’s April 6 primary, and Gov. Pete Ricketts continuing to attack efforts to legalize marijuana in Nebraska.
- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is returning to work following the death of her husband, Dr. Joseph Stothert. She is expected to offer remarks at a news conference upon her return.
- The 21-year-old man who shot OPD Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck at Westroads Mall has bond set at $10 million. A GoFundMe account for Wittstruck and his family has raised more than $50,000.
- The Nebraska Humane Society is conducting virtual pet adoptions, due to restricted in-person visits.
- A new COVID-19 vaccine clinic is opening in Douglas County in the old Rush Market shopping center. It is the county’s fifth permanent vaccine clinic.
- Omaha Chief of Police Todd Schmaderer is promoting three women to senior positions in OPD — one new deputy chief and two captains.
- The Douglas County election commissioners ays 1,000 poll workers will be needed for the city primary on April 6, with many being drafted by the county. Voter turnout is expected to be higher than average, as 70,000 people have already requested mail-in ballots.
- Nebraska ranks 11th in the nation in share of adults fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declares pro-meat day, as Colorado’s governor is encouraging people to cut meat from their diet one day a week. Ricketts says cutting meat is “a direct attack on our way of life here in Nebraska.”
- An attempt to end Lincoln’s pandemic emergency declaration fails at a City Councilmeeting, as only one councilmember voted for the resolution.
- While a ballot initiative for legalizing recreational marijuana in Nebraska is in the works for 2022, Gov. Pete Ricketts steps up his attacks against legalization.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do In The Spring
Smell the Flowers
Now open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Lauritzen Gardens has something to offer florid fans of Omaha in any season. But there’s no better season for stopping to smell the flowers than springtime, nature’s way of saying “Hello” and a great source of aromatherapy.
But there’s nothing more important than enjoying what spring and the city of Omaha have to offer as safely as possible. That’s why the Botanical Garden is employing Timed Ticketing in addition to some non-hindering structural add-ons to ensure folks can visit the educational and visitor centers while social distancing.
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