South Omaha Testing, Sasse Under Fire, First Vaccine Success and More Top Local News for Monday, May 18

Monday, May 18 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Sen. Ben Sasse Criticized for “Demoralizing,” “Weird” Commencement Speech In a series of jokes that seemed to miss their marks, Sasse upset those studying mental health, took shots at China and made comments about people named Jeremy. View our guide to local […]

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Top Local News for Friday, May 15

Friday, May 15 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories about glimmers of hope in Grand Island as the rate of new cases falls, an outbreak at a senior care facility in Elkhorn and new CDC guidelines to help […]

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Workers Speak Out, Your Next Stimulus Check, Pride in Benson and More Top Local News for Thursday, May 14

Thursday, May 14 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Workers Speak Out About Conditions Inside Meatpacking Plants Lack of transparency and fear of continued spread plague workers as they continue reporting to work at Nebraska’s meatpacking and food processing plants. El artículo en español en El Perico. View our guide to local […]

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Worker speaks out about conditions inside packing plant

By Karlha Velásquez Lee el artículo en español en El Perico.comP Paying for her coronavirus test, inhaling noxious chemicals and enduring a continued lack of transparency. That’s the experience of one employee inside one of Nebraska’s hardest-hit meatpacking plants who says employees are still afraid of the coronavirus’ spreading despite protections put in place. “I […]

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Meatpacking Plant Fears, First Inmate Tests Positive, Primary Results and More Top Local News for Wednesday, May 13

Wednesday, May 13 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Protections for Workers Still Lagging: “We’re Not Even Close” Advocates say some meatpacking and food processing plants have shown progress, but it’s a scattershot approach without much accountability that’s left workers fearful of current and future infections. Omaha Inmate First in State […]

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“We’re Not Even Close”: Protections for Plant Workers Continue to Lag as Workers Fear Increased Infections

  By Chris Bowling The cars lined up outside the church under wispy clouds and cool Spring weather, idling over the faded cement parking lot. Jose Gayatan turned off the ignition to his Ford F-350 van, pulled the mask over his face and walked toward Iglesia Evangélica Bethania Pentecostés. The 42-year-old construction worker has spent […]

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First Inmate Tests Positive for COVID-19

An inmate at the Community Corrections Center-Omaha has tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate was tested after being hospitalized yesterday for unrelated health reasons, according to a Nebraska Department of Correctional Services press release. A NDCS spokesperson did not say what health conditions led to the inmates hospitalization. The Community Corrections Center-Omaha is now under […]

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Primary Day, UNMC Antibody Tests, Fauci to Warn of Needless Death as States Reopen and More Top Local News for Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 12 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Primary Day: Read Our Coverage So Far We have stories about the candidates running to succeed State Sen. Ernie Chambers, how the coronavirus is boosting mail-in ballot requests but widening existing disparities and interviews with Gladys Harrison as well as Ann Ashford, Democratic challengers in the 2nd Congressional District. […]

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Meatpacking Workers Speak Out, Outbreak at the White House, No Relief in Sight for Airlines and More Top Local News for Monday, May 11

Monday, May 11 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook Weighing Health Risks, Civic Duties Ahead of Primary As mail-in ballots for the 2020 primary shatter previous records, the number of people voting remotely in East and West Omaha vary drastically, deepening existing disparities. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good […]

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