11/04/20 • Day 52 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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Today we have stories about Election Day results, 23 Omaha police officers contracting COVID-19 and Nebraskans vote to strip slavery from the state constitution.

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In Omaha
  • Joe Biden’s pick-up of one electoral vote from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District may prove decisive in an unexpectedly close presidential election.
  • The election results are in for the Omaha Public Schools Board.  
  • Twenty-three Omaha police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, according to a department spokesman.
  • Late voting results indicate Maureen Boyle and Mike Friend will join the Douglas County Board.
Around the State
  • Incumbent Rep. Don Bacon (R) won a rematch over Kara Eastman (D) for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.
  • Nebraskans approved three ballot initiatives aimed at allowing casino gambling at six licensed horse racetracks across the state.
  • Nebraska voters easily approved a measure to strip language from the state constitution that provides an exemption to its ban on slavery.
  • The election results are in for the state’s legislature races. 
  • Nebraska voters overwhelmingly approved a measure to cap the annual interest rate on payday loans at 36%.

What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Take a Fall Drive to Western Nebraska

If you’re not satisfied with a short drive, why not queue up a few of your favorite podcasts or a book on tape and set your sights westward. Go see the Nebraska Sandhills, Toadstool Geological Park and Campground, Nebraska’s section of the Badlands or the infamous Carhenge. You can also take a scenic route to many of these areas along Nebraska Highway 2 which traverses a beautiful swath of the state’s prairie.

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