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05/10/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Omaha Has Issues

Read about the people behind the issues ahead of the city’s general election on Tuesday.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Clean Up Your Room Day

Sweep, dust, take a break for today’s news. Repeat the Steps: Omaha restaurants welcome back Mother’s Day crowds, the historic Florence Mill is set to reopen in June, and Douglas County election officials and candidates call on early voters to return their ballots before Tuesday’s election.

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Around Omaha

  • Thanks to Covid-19 cases going down and vaccinations going up, restaurants welcome back Mother’s Day crowds. However, many restaurants aren’t able to operate at full capacity due to reduced staff. 
  • After a year’s hiatus, Omaha’s historic Florence Mill is reopening in June, including its museum and farmers market, held on Sundays. 
  • An Omaha woman starts a nonprofit called MOMentum with the mission of reducing the feminization of poverty and helping mothers struggling with poverty. 
  • Douglas County election officials and candidates for mayor and City Council encourage voters to submit their early ballots for Tuesday’s election.

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska prosecutors continue to sentence convicted murderers to death, but the state has no lethal execution drugs and likely won’t be able to acquire any for years, if ever. 
  • An 18-year-old woman and her boyfriend are charged with attempted murder in Papillion. Authorities say the couple tried to kill the woman’s father with a meat tenderizer.
  • Doris Feilmeier, a devoted mother from Hartington and volunteer at Holy Trinity Church, is chosen Nebraska’s 2021 Mother of the Year. 

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Omaha Spring Wedding Guide
Digging Your Hair Is Always In Season

Most people share a personal, if not spiritual, experience with their hair, which is why hair design is such a big deal at most weddings. No matter what your hair type or budget, you can design your hair in a way that makes you feel confident and enhances your wedding experience.

Many brides would choose to design their hair to complement spring – they might braid it, keep it natural, or add flowers. Coordinating those hairstyles and accessories among different heads of hair is incredibly rewarding and fun, though a tad involved.

And let us not overlook the groom’s grooming. This is the perfect time to splurge on professional styling — a haircut, a close shave or beard-shaping, and perhaps a relaxing steam-towel treatment. They’ll not only feel wonderful (yet manly), they’ll also get the groom ready for his closeup in all those wedding pictures.

Moreover, if you wish to hire a professional for your hair, some salons offer discounts for styling several heads at once. That may be the most compelling reason to party at the best beauty salon in Omaha. Or consider hiring licensed hairstylists or cosmetologists to work on the wedding party on location for a more flexible experience. Don’t forget local Facebook groups such as Weddings Omaha can help you find all kinds of local experts, including makeup and hair.

If you’re more interested in taking a DIY approach, you can always do what you want. Your hair, or lack thereof, is yours to embrace in any season. Be yourself, dig your hair, and have fun – you almost can’t go wrong.

The Daily Funny

After surprisingly low new employment numbers came out for the month of April, commentators on the right blamed part of the problem on American workers who refuse to take low wage jobs. Why not pressure employers to pay what the market demand?

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