03/22/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Omaha Election 2021: Get to Know The Candidates

Everything you need to know about this crowded primary. A look at the candidates running for City Council District 7.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Good Afternoon,

Today we have stories about second gentleman Doug Emhoff visiting Omaha, OPS changing rules for its high school student assignment program, and Nebraska residents reacting to a spike in heating bills from February’s cold snap. 

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Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska health officials report nearly 250,000 residents 16 years and older have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Heating and utility bills spike throughout Nebraska, resulting from February’s extreme cold. About 15 smaller communities were hit the hardest by the need for natural gas, and some municipal governments are passing along the price hike to their residents. 
  • Lincoln nursing homes are expecting a return to normal, as the high rate of vaccination and a drop in new COVID-19 cases among residents are cause for optimism.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do In The Spring

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Adventure on the Pedestrian Bridge

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
705 Riverfront Dr.

This beautiful bridge, connecting Omaha and Council Bluffs, stretches 3,000 feet over the Missouri River. The Pedestrian Bridge, a Nebraska/Iowa staple for 12 years, is the perfect way to spend time outdoors this spring, and snap some great pictures of the sunset.

Whether you’re looking for a midday stroll, a friendly Blue Troll or an evening under hundreds of multi-colored lights, traversing this public bridge is a great way to get exercise while enjoying leisure. What’s more, the bridge connects to 150 miles of nature trails, so you can continue your adventure on foot or bicycle long after you’ve stepped off the iconic footbridge.

And, especially if you have business/pleasure to attend to in Omaha or Council Bluffs, taking the Pedestrian Bridge is a great way to get there while not burning unnecessary, harmful gas. Yes, you can improve your health while improving the greater metropolitan area by skipping the car ride and appreciating a nice stroll on this great slice of Midwestern architecture.

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