Rallies, sidewalk chalking and a birthday party: Police officers’ emails show they had an interest in surveilling protesters.
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Today we have stories about Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert delivering her annual State of the City speech, the Omaha Housing Authority delivering vaccines to seniors, and the tri-city mask mandates expiring.
- An Omaha man is shocked to learn that the Nebraska Department of Labor is demanding he pay back his unemployment benefit checks.
- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert delivers her annual State of the City speech, addressing challenges faced by the city and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Omaha Housing Authority is delivering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors at their homes.
- State Sen. John McCollister is proposing expanding the state sales tax to include candy and soft drinks, estimating an additional $33 million in state revenue.
- All mask mandates have expired in Nebraska’s tri-city area of Kearny, Grand Island, and Hastings.
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Ryan Johnston, Voices August 2020
Last spring, the film Out of Omaha – a documentary I produced with my fellow filmmakers for the better part of a decade – made its Omaha debut to sold-out crowds at Aksarben Cinema during the Omaha Film Festival. The film spans eight years in the life of Darcell Trotter, a young man from North Omaha struggling to survive generational poverty. It depicts a barrage of injustices wrought upon him during this time, including multiple arrests for charges that were later dropped – although not before they had been reported by media in Omaha and throughout the state, doing irreparable harm to his life and reputation.
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