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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Kindergarten Day

Embrace today’s news with your inner child: an OPS and UNMC study shows COVID-19 infections in children are underestimated, Omaha food banks call for more donations, and the Legal Marijuana NOW Party submits enough signatures to get on the ballot.

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Around Omaha

  • pilot testing project conducted by Omaha Public Schools and the University of Nebraska Medical Campus shows COVID-19 infections in school-aged children have been underestimated and the majority of children infected are not showing symptoms.
  • An Omaha man listed at the top of Douglas County’s most wanted list, who fled from the country while awaiting a trial on several counts, including child pornography, was located and arrested in Nicaragua.
  • The First Responder Foundation is ready to start the racing season with a police officer, a security chief, a firefighter and three compact cars. The team raises about $5,000 per year for the foundation in winnings and donations.
  • Omaha nonprofit Inclusive Communities works with schools, community partners and  business, teaching diversity and inclusion training
  • Donations at Omaha food banks are down, but the need for food assistance still remains in the community. Learn how you can help.
  • The Omaha Public Library and Mayor Jean Stothert want to eliminate library late fees, calling them a barrier for free and equitable access to information.

Around Nebraska

  • Organizers submitted over 10,000 signatures to make the Legal Marijuana NOW Party an official major party in Nebraska. Members hope to run and elect pro-cannabis candidates in 2022 and 2024.
  • Lancaster County COVID-19 risk dial is at its lowest level since it was introduced in 2020. With this major drop, new directed health measures will be in place starting Friday. Masks are still mandatory with a new exception.
  • Nebraska lawmakers sent the state budget to Gov. Pete Ricketts for review. His decision on the budget will affect how much money is available for spending or tax cut measures, but senators hope the Governor will sign the budget without a veto. 

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Best Food Trucks in Omaha:
402 BBQ

  • 3027 S. 84 St.
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon.-Sat.
  • (402) 618-1278

Now, this is a food truck that wants you to proudly wear their food on your face! 402 BBQ has been serving up some mind-blowing comfort food since 2014 – and given their two first-place awards in 2018 and 2019 from Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha series, it’s clear that Omaha agrees emphatically.

From handcrafted sauces to perfectly smoked, quality meats, this food truck is for those looking for barbecue bliss. What’s more, 402 BBQ makes an incredibly strong argument for Omaha’s presence in the national conversation of the best barbecue, along sides such cities as Kansas City, MO, and the great state of Texas.

402 BBQ offers a dynamic list of catering services, perfect for small gatherings or huge functions, and this can be arranged by calling or reaching out online. Otherwise, stop by at the S. 84th St.location any day between Monday and Saturday to be instantly transported to barbecue heaven.

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