In 2020, protesters filled the streets and called for change to systemic inequality. In 2021, they were handed loss after loss in local elections.
But some say the fight is far from over.
Story by Anton Johnson. Published in The Reader.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
Enjoy the sun and fresh air with today’s news: NOISE Omaha takes a deep dive into the controversy surrounding Saint Francis Ministries, several local school districts plan to make masks optional, and Elkhorn South High School band director Michelle Bluford’s contract will be canceled following a unanimous vote by the Elkhorn Public Schools Board of Education.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Percentage of federal tax revenue accounted for by corporate taxes in 1969: 22
- In 2019: 8
Source: Congressional Budget Office (Washington)
- Check out NOISE Omaha‘s deep dive into the controversy surrounding Saint Francis Ministries, which had its “Child Placing Agency License” put on probation.
- The Elkhorn Public Schools Board of Education unanimously votes to cancel band director Dr. Michelle Bluford’s contract, and approves the resignation of Lindsey Bogatz, another Elkhorn South High School band teacher.
- Douglas County Health Director Lindsay Huse says unvaccinated children should wear masks, yet several local school districts will make masks optional for students.
- On Aug. 4, Job Fairs Nebraska will hold an event featuring not only job opportunities but also assistance finding child care.
- The Open Door Mission is requesting sunscreen and box fans to help homeless individuals during the heat wave.
- Hospitals in Nebraska talk about requiring health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
- The Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (UNL’s student government) publishes a statement pushing back against Regent Jim Pillen’s opposition to critical race theory.
- Conversations continue surrounding the Nebraska Department of Education’s initial draft of proposed health education standards. Read the proposed standards here.
Follow Anton for Local Government News
Reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in on meetings of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Omaha City Council today. Follow Anton at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets, and to catch up on important items from today’s agendas.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
~ North O! Shops & Souvenirs ~
LeFlore’s New Look Fashions
- 1806 N. 24th St.
- (402) 933-7800
Head to LeFlore’s for men’s and boys’ dress clothes and accessories. Want to get a feel for what LeFlore’s has to offer? Check out the store’s Facebook page.
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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