Tuesday, April 14

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Today we have stories about Nebraska’s lagging Medicaid expansion that’s grown no more urgent during a global health crisis, police cracking down locally on people violating park closings and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, becoming a national hot spot for coronavirus transmission.

Your top local stories

As Nebraska deals with pandemic, Medicaid expansion still sluggish

  • In a time when accessible health care is a necessity for most Americans, Nebraska is not accelerating its expansion of the national program to cover low-income people.

In Omaha

Around the State

What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine

Support Local Artists

You can boost area artists as well as art in general by becoming a member of these three community-building venues — Union of Contemporary ArtsEl Museo Latino and Amplify Arts.

What’s happening in the United States?


  • After 300 people fell ill at a pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, the first-term Republican Governor, Kristi Noem said Monday the state was testing a controversial drug touted by Trump.

In New York, 1 in 100 people have contracted coronavirus

  • The statistic illuminates further that New York is dealing with the world’s most severe concentration of the virus.

Anxiety from food producers and buyers as coronavirus continues to loom over U.S.

  • From cattle ranchers to corn farmers to supermarket shoppers, the food supply chain in the United States has seen serious disruption due to coronavirus.
  • As six states start to eye when they can ease restrictions, Trump said that the president has total authority over this issue, although many officials and experts say that’s a lie.

What’s happening across the world?

  • Lockdowns continue in Europe despite signs spread is slowing as cases near 2 million globally 

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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