Food writer Sara Locke outlines this week’s top headlines
in Omaha dining and drinking.
Published in The Reader.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Hot Dog Day
Mustard and onions please for today’s news: The Omaha police will soon have over 600 stun guns, how to get help as the federal eviction ban inches closer to ending, and give your input on how the local government should use $112 million of federal funds.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Percentage of professors at top-ranked universities whose parents earned PhDs: 30
- Estimated factor by which a professor is more likely than a member of the general public to have a parent with a PhD: 25
Source: Allison Morgan (Boulder, CO)
- Nebraska taxpayers shouldn’t have to cover the half-million dollars spent on deploying state troopers to the Texas border, according to an Omaha World-Herald editorial.
- The federal eviction ban expires at the end of this month. Here’s how you can get assistance.
- 1st Sky Omaha chats with local political activist Precious McKesson.
- Omaha police are slated to acquire more stun guns, boosting their total to over 600.
- Omaha Public Works discovers an additional Zorinsky Lake leak.
- The city will get $112 million via Congress’ American Rescue Plan Act. Fill out this form by Aug. 15 to give input on how the local government should allocate these funds.
- Local nonprofits will lose $15 million in 2021, according to a Nonprofit Association of the Midlands poll.
- National Guard members across the U.S. — including Nebraska — might lose training and money.
- Check out “The nature of motherhood” photo collection by Nebraska News Service‘s Luci Moran.
In Your Local Government
Both the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Omaha City Council met Tuesday, July 20. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert presented the recommended 2022 city budget, the Omaha City Council approved $17.5 million in tax-increment financing for the WarHorse Casino, and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners received a COVID-19 update and its monthly report from the Douglas County Department of Corrections.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
~ North O! Historic Locations ~
Omaha Technical High School / OPS Teacher Administrative Center (TAC Building)
Once dubbed the largest high school west of Chicago, Omaha Technical High School (Tech High) produced some of North Omaha’s most celebrated natives. Omahans such as Heisman Trophy-winner Johnny Rodgers and successful actor John Beasley once graced the halls of this historic building, which is now home to Omaha Public Schools’ Teacher Administrative Center, located at 3215 Cuming St.
On Mondays through Thursdays 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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