A map of Omaha's 2021 polling places. Map by Chris Bowling.

04/06/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Omaha: Where to Vote in 2021 Primaries

If you’re voting today, use our map to find out where you can cast your ballot.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Library Workers Day

You could make book on today’s news: Omaha’s primary elections for mayor and City Council are today, Heartland B-cycle is offering free bike rides to help voters get to the polls, and Gov. Pete Ricketts encourages all Nebraskans 16 and older to get vaccinated.

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Around Omaha

  • Omaha’s primary elections are today, and the top two vote-getters in the mayoral race and each City Council district will advance to the general election. Polls are open until 8 p.m., and early voting numbers indicate this year will have a record turnout. 
  • The principal of Central High School is leaving OPS in late July, moving to Minneapolis for family opportunities. 
  • The OPS board unanimously votes for the names, colors and mascots of the district’s two new high schools and elementary schools.
  • Heartland B-cycle, an Omaha bicycle sharing program, is offering free bike rides over the next month to help voters get to the polls. 
  • The Douglas County Health Department opens more COVID-19 vaccine clinics, with appointments available to anyone 16 or older. 
  • Omaha arts and entertainment nonprofits are launching programs and initiatives focused on increasing diversity and accessibility for under-represented constituents.

Around Nebraska

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts encourages all Nebraskans to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as the state enters phase 2b of its rollout plan, with all adults now eligible. 
  • Arthur Lee Gales, a death-row inmate in Nebraska since 2003, dies in custody while undergoing treatment for a medical condition, although the cause of death is not yet known. A grand jury will investigate Gales’ death. 
  • A state housing official says renters and landlords are acting slowly to request pandemic-related rental and utility assistance funds.

Reed Moore’s Things to Do in Omaha on 4/20

Find more on our Things To Do page.

Order Your 4/20 Breakfast From Lalibela Restaurant

If you’re not the kind of stoner who wants to make breakfast to kickstart 4/20, but you still want to eat at home, you might consider ordering takeout. Whether you are looking to expand your breakfast horizons, or are simply a huge fan of Ethiopian food, there’s nothing like a home breakfast from Lalibela Restaurant.

It’s not news to anyone that Omaha’s culinary world is filled with fine dining establishments. But when it comes to culinary excellence, no other breakfast, served around 10 a.m. – not too early, not too late – could compare.

Ideally, folks would be able to enjoy the nice atmosphere and friendly service of the waitstaff by dining in. Fortunately, the staff is committed to making sure takeout orders are handled with delicacy. 

And always remember the plus side of ordering too much food is the ability to eat it later. This will come in handy as your 4/20 celebration continues to unfold.

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