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South Omaha Leaders
Fed Up With Being Left Out

Dozens of South Omaha advocates converge at the Nebraska state Capitol to ask the government to stop sidestepping their community and invest in job, housing and education programs that can lift it from pandemic “horrors.”

Story by Cindy Gonzalez. 
Originally published in the Nebraska Examiner. Republished in The Reader.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Do a Grouch a Favor Day

Today’s news has one goal — help grumpy beings turn their frowns upside down: Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert tests positive for the coronavirus, state senators discuss a bill that would add the Holocaust and other acts of genocide to existing multicultural curriculum standards, and Lincoln widens its anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity, prompting the Nebraska Family Alliance to file a petition to let people vote on it.


Harper’s Index Fact of the Day

Amount by which the price of a seat on a
Virgin Galactic spaceflight increased last year: $200,000

Source: Virgin Galactic (Mojave, Calif.)


Reed Moore’s COVID-19 Roundup

As announced in the Wednesday, Dec. 29, bonus newsletter, in light of the Omicron variant, Reed Moore will replace the “Thing To Do” section with a COVID-19 spotlight featuring coronavirus-related content. The Reader believes it’s irresponsible to promote events when hospitals are nearing capacity and some community members refuse to get vaccinated. As cases continue, The Reader won’t promote any events — be they concerts, plays, art-gallery openings or stand-up comedy — that don’t require
masks, vaccination and social distancing.


Around Omaha

Around Nebraska


This Week in Your Local Government

Photo credit: Chris Bowling

The Omaha City Council meets to approve the Forever North Housing and Multimodal Transportation Strategy, a guide for development and infrastructure improvements in North Omaha. The City Council also approves $50 million in Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds to be distributed by Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners does not meet Tuesday.

Read local government reporter Anton Johnson’s full article for The Reader here.

To Reed Moore about the latest in local government,
check out this Omaha World-Herald story.


The Daily Funny

Click the image to see the full comic by Jen Sorensen, plus more daily funnies.



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