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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Fried Chicken Day!
Save your drumsticks for today’s news: Former Omaha World-Herald publisher Terry Kroeger acquires Huskers Illustrated, read about five major events taking place in Omaha this week, and look back at May’s pig head police protests and learn why pigs are associated with police.
~ Reed Moore returns from the long weekend and hopes you had a newsworthy holiday! ~
~ Harper’s Index Fact of The Day ~
- Number of states in which a majority of residents support daylight saving time: 0
Source: YouGov (NYC)
- Local parks are littered with fireworks debris following Fourth of July events.
- Here’s a quick look at five major events taking place this week.
- Remember those pig head police protests in late May? Revisit the events with NOISE Omaha, and learn why pigs are associated with police.
- Millard North graduate Pranay Mathur takes first place in Humorous Interpretation in the 2021 National Speech and Debate Association’s championship.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands resumes and rebuilds its mentorship program, which has been on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Omaha’s Eppley Airfield sees a surge of travelers.
- Former Omaha World-Herald publisher Terry Kroeger now owns Huskers Illustrated.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts signs an executive order pushing back against President Joe Biden’s 30×30 plan for environmental conservation. Critics fear the consequences of the governor’s executive order.
- Nebraska has a dearth of minority-owned small businesses, according to this study.
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Reed Moore’s Things To Do
With an increasingly diverse population and an equally rich history, the communities of Omaha have much to be proud of. North Omaha is no exception with a wide array of shops, restaurants, parks, murals and gardens bringing life to this historic community.
The pride and deep-rooted heritage of North Omaha reaches a fever pitch every odd-numbered year when thousands of Native Omahans return home for Native Omaha Days. Nothing short of a supercharged community-wide family reunion, Native Omaha Days, which runs from July 26 through August 2, sees relatives who have left for better opportunities, or simply a new start, reconnect with loved ones and friends. As you prepare for hot days at Carter Lake and long nights on The Deuce, take a look at this list and discover North O!
—Mark McGaugh (Buddi3 Da Gawd)
For the rest of July, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide.
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