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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Rescue Dog Day

Today’s news is a huge fan of man’s best friend: Maha Music Festival announces its lineup for July 31, the College World Series will operate at full capacity, and two Nebraska congressmen vote for a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Around Omaha

  • Maha Music Festival announces the lineup for its July 31 event, including headliners Khuangbin, Thundercat and Japanese Breakfast. Local bands will perform as well. 
  • The Omaha Sports Commission is seeking volunteers 19 and older to work at the Olympic Swim Trials starting on June 4. Duties will include drug-testing athletes and controlling access to the venue. 
  • Omaha police continue investigating The Good Life Sports Bar and Grill for accusations of serving alcohol to minors, while the City Council unanimously votes to delay its decision whether to revoke the bar’s liquor license. 
  • The NCAA announces the College World Series can operate at full capacity if local and state guidelines allow for it, and the Douglas County Health Department says there are no obstacles to full attendance. 
  • Omaha Steaks is hosting a “steakation” for one lucky winner and guests, offering a weekend stay in its “decked out, Instagram-worthy, two-story loft in downtown Omaha.” The winner will also receive free products for a year. 
  • An Omaha restaurant owner is sentenced to two years in federal prison for allowing employees to sell cocaine.

Around Nebraska

  • Two of Nebraska’s U.S. representatives, Jeff Fortenberry and Don Bacon, vote in favor of legislation to create an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
  • The Nebraska School Activities Associated board of directors votes unanimously to sanction girls wrestling as a high school sport. 
  • The Lincoln Children’s Museum reopens for the first time in five month with new exhibits and offering several camps and programs for this summer. 
  • Nebraska lawmakers give final approval to a bill that will grant a state income tax exemption for military retirement benefits. State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh says the bill will cost the state $7.9 million in revenue the first year and $19.5 million during the second year.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Omaha Fitness Fun Guide:
Capture the Flag at Chalco Hills

  • 8901 S. 154th St.
  • Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Chalco Hills Recreation Area features an open layout that’s perfect for a rough-and-tumble game of Capture the Flag. And it offers plenty of trails, fishing, and picnicking to make this space ideal for a day of activities. 

But no other pick-up game can compete with Capture the Flag, a physically intensive game that knows no limit regarding age or numbers of players on teams. With the simple ingredients of a few flags and a few people, you have a game. Just steal the other team’s flag and return it to your base. And with the park at your disposal, there is no limit to where or what your bases can be. 

Face it – playing games keeps you young. And Capture the Flag is a time-tested recreational event that fosters exercise, fun, and strategy for those truly committed. Just make sure to bring plenty of water, as capturing flags can break a sweat. 

The Daily Funny

Senator Marco Rubio points out about the explosion of violence between Israel and Palestinians: “The only response that you’ve seen from Israel is in response to these [Arab] attacks, and they live in a very tough neighborhood and they’ve made abundantly clear if you hit us, we’re going to hit you back five times harder.” This is reminiscent of tactics used by Nazis in German-occupied Europe, in which they promised to kill 50 locals for every German soldier killed by the Resistance.

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