Exhibits and transcripts from the proceedings are yet to be released.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
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Today’s sweet news: People 50 and over are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, affordable housing is going up in northeast Omaha, and CHI Health is expanding telehealth services in rural Nebraska.
- Douglas County switches to a fully electronic registry for COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups, but people not filling in necessary information cause long lines and wait-times at vaccine clinics.
- Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool is closing all Omaha locations for two weeks, due to an outbreak of the U.K. variant of COVID-19. The business cites “social media assault” and “smear campaign” as reasons for closing.
- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says she noticed changes in her husband, Dr. Joe Stothert, in the days leading to his suicide on March 5.
- Buying a house in Omaha is becoming increasingly difficult, due to low inventory driving up prices.
- Douglas County Health Department expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to people 50 and older.
- The Holy Name Housing Corporation is building affordable housing in northeast Omaha for families looking to buy a home.
- Locals near Lake McConaughy, one of Nebraska’s most popular tourist destinations, are worried about limits on camping from the Game and Parks Commission hurting business.
- Nebraska’s economy fares better than most states during the pandemic, with the sixth-lowest job loss rate and third-lowest unemployment rate. However, the state has yet to recover one-third of the 100,000 jobs lost last year.
- CHI Health receives $1.2 million federal grant to expand behavioral telehealth services in rural Nebraska, allowing it to provide on-demand, 24/7 consultations at emergency rooms throughout the state.
Reed Moore’s Things to Do in Omaha on 4/20
Want to Legalize? Attend Your Local 420 Rally
- 30th and Ames Ave.
- 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
After last year’s 420 rally got postponed due to the pandemic, this year’s is much needed. The Cannabis Rights Party of Nebraska is once again teaming with Dark Art Tattoos & All Pro Promotions to protest marijuana’s prohibition.
This will be a kid-friendly event and is intended to raise awareness for the Cannabis Rights Party of Nebraska and the broader fight to legalize pot. More specifically, the party is collecting signatures to become a state-recognized political party, so make sure to sign up when you come – and tell your friends to stop by, too.
Fighting against Nebraska’s militant opposition to cannabis is important and extremely relevant because Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is actively opposed to cannabis in the state. But also important is Omaha’s fight against COVID-19. So, attend only if you’re feeling well and can practice common-sense safety precautions.
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