07/14/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Shelton, Vargas to Challenge Bacon in 2022 House Race

Democrats have come up short in winning one of the state’s few competitive seats, held by Congressman Don Bacon since 2016.

In 2022, they’ll take another shot at winning.

Published by The Reader Staff.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Tape Measure Day!

Today’s news says measure twice, cut once: Trev Alberts will serve as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new athletic director, check out Do Right, Right Now’s COVID-19 vaccine information and resources, and Whiteclay, Nebraska, might become a place of healing from alcoholism.

~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Factor by which the amount of energy polar bears must expend to survive has increased because of the loss of arctic ice: 4
  2. Portion of Wisconsin’s wolf population that was killed during a sixty-hour hunting period this year: 1/5
  3. Percentage of the Earth’s land on which humans have not caused species loss: 3

Sources: 1. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; 2. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Madison); 3. Key Biodiversity Areas (Cambridge, England)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • Still considering whether to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Visit Do Right, Right Now, Nebraska’s hub for vaccine information and COVID-19 resources. You can also follow Do Right, Right Now on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, and check out this article about why high vaccination rates are essential for a healthy population.
  • Read the Associate Press‘ coverage of former state Sen. Ernie Chambers’ complaint against the judge who denied an adoption petition to a same-sex married couple.
  • Whiteclay, Nebraska’s alcoholism once destroyed members of the Native American community. But now Whiteclay might transform into a place of healing from alcoholism.
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts won’t use state intervention to stop permanent conservation easements.
  • Trev Alberts will replace Bill Moos as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s athletic director. Alberts, who is one of Husker football’s most awarded players, currently serves as athletic director for the University of Nebraska Omaha.

In Your Local Government‘No More Ben Gray,’ District 2 Residents Tell City Council

The Omaha City Council met on Tuesday, July 13, and discussed North Omaha’s role in the community, as well as annexation and the new park rules.

Story by Anton Johnson. Published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Discover North O!

~ North O! Art & Events ~
Great Plains Black History Museum

Looking for a trip down memory lane? Located just a few blocks south of Lake Street, the Great Plains Black History Museum is a library of North Omaha. The museum features rotating exhibits and a carefully curated archive. It is housed in the Jewell Building, which was home to the Dreamland Ballroom for more than 40 years, and featured performances by many touring jazz and blues legends, including Duke EllingtonCount BasieLouis ArmstrongDizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.

For the rest of July, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide.

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