DIS|PLACE, A March for Ed Poindexter’s Release, OPS Teachers Concerned About In-Person Learning, Gov. Ricketts’ Comments on Medicaid Expansion and More Top Local News for Tuesday, September 22



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Good morning,

Today we have stories about the march for Ed Poindexter’s release, OPS teacher’s concern with in-person learning and Governor Pete Ricketts’ press conference on Medicaid expansion.

Top Local Stories

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In Omaha
  • Omaha community members came together for a march to support the release of Edward Poindexter.
  • OPS Board Member Ben Perlman believes leaders at the state, county and city level are not taking the virus seriously, putting teachers at risk.
  • According to a proposed ordinance on the Omaha City Council agenda, drone operators might not be able to fly their equipment without restrictions in city parks much longer.
  • Omaha Public Libraries will begin phased reopening this week.

Around the State

  • Gov. Pete Ricketts and leaders from the Department of Health and Human Services held a press conference Monday to highlight service to Medicaid recipients and a temporary housing option for teachers.
  • Five more staffers in the Nebraska Department of Corrections have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • More than 40% of the deaths linked to the coronavirus in Nebraska have been at nursing homes.
  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on campus Monday.

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