Reader Wins Best Solution
Journalism Award

From a pool of more than 400 publishers across the country,
Leah Cates’ “The Fight to Change Social Studies in Nebraska” is selected.

By Chris Bowling. Published in The Reader.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Take a Hike Day

Hiking not only allows today’s news to commune with Mother Nature, it may lower the risk of depression: UNL’s student government shows unanimous support for a resolution to end balloon releases on campus and at football games, the Omaha and Lincoln city councils hold a joint summit, and Victoria Kitcheyan, chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s Tribal Council, heads a panel discussion with Dr. Anthony Facui and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.


Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

  1. Percentage by which more Americans believe Iran has nuclear weapons than believe Israel does: 17
  2. By which more Republicans believe this: 37

Source: Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland (College Park)


For nationwide COVID-19 case and vaccination trends, click here.


Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • At the 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit, Victoria Kitcheyan — chairwoman of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s Tribal Council — heads a panel discussion with Dr. Anthony Facui and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. They discuss how to fight the coronavirus in Indian Country.
  • “Commitment to Action”: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces its plan to combat racial inequity and promote inclusivity.
  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s student government shows unanimous support for a resolution to end balloon releases on campus and at football games. Balloon releases, they say, pollute the environment and harm wildlife.
  • Nebraska braces for the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth — totaling almost $1 trillion — in the history of the state.

The Omaha City Council and Douglas County Board of Commissioners are not meeting this week. Check out previous local government roundups from Reader government reporter Anton Johnson here.


Reed Moore’s Thing To Do: 
Most Peculiar

Omaha Artists, Inc. conjures up “Dreamscapes” in a group exhibit at Hot Shops.

Feature by Kent Behrens. Published in The Reader.

As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before going to art shows.
Find art content 
here, and check out local guides here.



The Daily Funny

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