07/13/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

The Pressure Cooker

These intrepid entrée-preneurs had the guts, grit and utter audacity to open amid a pandemic. Hear how, why and where you can sink your teeth into the fruit-tarts of their labors.

Story by Sara Locke. Published in The Reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

An udderly perfect way to celebrate today’s moos: Democratic state Sen. Tony Vargas announces his congressional run, the Omaha Community Playhouse will start compensating talent and crew members, and Omaha’s former state Sen. Ernie Chambers files a complaint against the judge who denied an adoption petition filed by a same-sex couple.

~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Percentage of adults with seasonal allergies who experience fewer symptoms if they regularly wear a surgical mask: 36
  2. Estimated number of face masks that entered the ocean last year: 1,560,000,000

Sources: 1. Amiel Dror, Bar-Ilan University (Safed, Israel); 2. Oceans Asia (Hong Kong)

Around Omaha

  • State Sen. Tony Vargas (Democrat, District 7) will run for Congress.
  • The Collective for Omaha Youth Liberation protests armed officers’ presence in schools.
  • Omaha’s former state Sen. Ernie Chambers files a complaint against Douglas Luebe, the Dixon County judge who dismissed an adoption petition filed by a same-sex couple. Check out this November 2020 NPR article to learn more about Chambers and his impact.  
  • 1st Sky Omaha will be live on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • The Omaha Community Playhouse will now compensate members of the crew who work on every performance, in addition to onstage talent.
  • Read about the continued fallout from the weekend storms.

Around Nebraska

  • Berkshire Hathaway, the company of Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett, will forgo its $1.3 billion Questar Pipelines purchase.
  • The Lincoln City Council discusses plans to increase affordable housing opportunities.
  • The Nebraska Department of Transportation gives $2.24 million worth of federal grants to four Nebraska airports.

Follow Anton for Local Government News

Reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in on meetings of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Omaha City Council today. Follow Anton at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets, and to catch up on important items from today’s agendas.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Find more on our Things To Do page.

Discover North O!

~ North O! Art & Events ~
Street Art and Murals

North Omaha is home to many beautiful murals and street art projects that have been commissioned by the city and local nonprofits. With projects like the Justice for James mural on 24th and Browne, this beautiful art illustrates the spirit of North Omaha.

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

The Daily Funny (Click drawing to see full comic.)

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