08/05/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Hotel Deco Reopens, Veg Edible Pops Up

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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Work Like a Dog Day

Today’s news salutes those who go the extra mile: Omaha’s North Freeway has a racist past, renters in some state counties may apply for eviction protection, and OPS prepares to spend $280 million in coronavirus aid from the federal government.

Harper’s Magazine Fact of the Day

The total number of Tyrannosaurus rex ever to have lived was 2.5 billion.

Source: Harper’s Magazine Findings, July 2021, by Rafil Kroll-Zaidi

Around Omaha

  • Take a deep dive into the racist past of Omaha’s North Freeway — and why it should be removed and replaced.
  • Check out Reader reporter Anton Johnson’s coverage of Tuesday’s public hearing on the proposed city budget — and local organizations’ and activists’ opposition to the $169,451,786 slated to be spent on police.
  • With the Delta variant on the rise, plus vaccination incentives, some vaccine-hesitant Omahans are getting the jab.
  • A 7-year-old lost at N.P. Dodge Memorial Park is still missing.
  • House of Bah, an African catering business based in Omaha, is one of five finalists in the Midlands African Chamber’s Pitch Black Competition.
  • Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, whose senior adviser is Kellyanne Conway, talks to Omaha voters.
  • Omaha Public Schools has $280 million in COVID-19 aid from the federal government. Here’s how members of the OPS community, including students, want to spend it.
  • CHI Health and OneWorld seek to debunk COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.

Around Nebraska

Throwback Thursday: The Omaha Daily Bee

Reed Moore is throwing back to a July 21, 1918, copy of The Omaha Daily BeeA major Republican newspaper in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bee was founded in Omaha on May 8, 1871, by former Union soldier and abolitionist Edward Rosewater, who was considered a controversial character. To check out more Bee issues, visit the digital Library of Congressnewspapers.com and Nebraska Newspapers.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Being Single in Omaha Guide

~ Get into group fitness ~

No, you should not expect to find your soulmate sweating bullets at the gym. But group fitness classes are an opportunity to meet new people and have fun in the name of staying in shape.

You and your peers can get a good workout led by an instructor or personal trainer who knows how to get the group riled — just remember to drink plenty of water. And with coronavirus cases on the rise, be sure you’re fully vaxed, and maybe even masked, before getting sweaty in a group setting.

Romantic daydreams aside, group fitness can be a support mechanism for those who struggle to stay motivated exercising alone. Some people — bless their hearts — require a human face and voice to help them keep their steam, and there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, because that experience is so universal, you will likely find that you encourage a fellow straggler as well.

Several facilities offer group fitness activities and classes in the Omaha area. For example, the YMCA hosts group fitness classes daily. You can find them online in the Y’s event calendar. If, with the rise of the Delta variant, you’re being coronavirus cautious, check out the Y’s virtual fitness classes.

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 24, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Matt Casas’ Being Single in Omaha Guide.

Find more local guides on our Things To Do page.

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