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HERE’S YOUR RUNDOWN

Happy Summer Solstice

Reed Moore feels like singing this: “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.”

Today’s news:

  • Black, Hispanic and Native American Nebraskans are over-represented in traffic stops and searches throughout the state, a 10/11 Now investigation finds.
  • Omaha city officials have approved more tax-increment financing, or TIF, applications in the first half of 2022 than they did in all of 2021.
  • The Republican Party opens a Hispanic Community Center in South Omaha, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood credited with helping Joe Biden win in the Omaha-area 2nd Congressional District.

REED MOORE’S FEATURED STORY

The Bard and Diversity, Too

A year ago, Nebraska Shakespeare reeled from pressure to disrupt hidebound traditions and to more boldly embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. As if being on the wrong side of a cultural reckoning wasn’t bad enough, its signature Shakespeare on the Green festival in Elmwood Park became a casualty of COVID-19 in 2020 — and of staff, board and volunteer departures in 2021.

Thus, the embattled organization found itself the subject of criticism while stuck in a void. Amidst this storm entered new Artistic Director Tyrone Beasley.

By Leo Adam Biga. Published in The Reader.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

‘Rona roundup:

How many Americans have long-term effects from COVID? Nebraskans will help answer this question through UNMC’s participation in a $450 million national study of COVID’s long-term impact, the Nebraska Examiner reports. OneWorld is preparing staff to administer COVID-19 vaccines to kids 6 and under as the community health center awaits 600 doses of Pfizer and Moderna shots this week.

If you’re not yet up to date on COVID vaccines, visit vaccines.gov to make your appointment today. To order more at-home COVID tests, visit CovidTests.gov.

By the numbers:

This graphic is updated as of 7:21 a.m. on June 21. For the latest stats, click the image, which sends you to the Johns Hopkins site.

AROUND OMAHA

AROUND NEBRASKA


REED MOORE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The Board of County Commissioners meets today, June 21. Click here to catch up on important Omaha government happenings, and keep an eye out for reporter Anton Johnson’s rundown of the meeting in the Wednesday, June 22, edition of Reed Moore. The City Council isn’t meeting this week.


FACTS OF THE DAY

From Harper’s Index

  1. Percentage by which white Catholics are more likely than Black
    ones to say opposing abortion is essential to their faith: 23
  2. By which Black Catholics are more likely than white ones to
    say sermons should touch on political issues: 189
  3. By which Black Catholics are more likely to say churches
    should help the needy: 38

Source: Pew Research Center (Washington)


DAILY FUNNY

To see the full funny by Jen Sorensen, plus more
daily funnies, click the image or the link below.

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