East Omaha Could Swing 2020 Elections, MLB Legend Bob Gibson Dies, Early Voting in Nebraska Begins Today and More Top Local News for Monday, October 5



10/05/20 • Day 22 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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From as far north as Florence to the southern reaches of the city’s limits. From the banks of the Missouri River to 72nd Street, the people who make up East Omaha have an opportunity to control the 2020 election.

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Today we have stories about the ACLU of Nebraska’s lawsuit against the City of Omaha and Omaha police, the death of baseball legend Bob Gibson and the start of early voting.

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In Omaha
  • The ACLU of Nebraska is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Omaha and Omaha police officials, alleging excessive force.
  • On the heels of a vote that would push Omaha mask requirements to November 24th, the Chamber of Commerce is offering its support.
  • Omaha Tenants United hosted a virtual town hall on Saturday to address questions about housing.
  • It’s a heavy weekend for baseball fans and Nebraskans as the community mourns the loss of baseball hall-of-famer and Omaha native Bob Gibson.

Around the State

  • About 75 people spoke against the Keystone XL pipeline during a virtual public hearing Thursday.
  • State senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer tested negative for coronavirus on Friday.
  • Nebraska and Iowa voters can vote early, beginning today.

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What to do during quarantine?


From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Carve a Pumpkin
Just because we’re trying to keep our distance doesn’t mean we can’t dress up our homes still. That of course, starts with pumpkin carving. Hopefully you’ve got some experiencing gouging out these gruesome gourds, but if not there’s a host of designs online. This is a perfect activity with family and friends of all ages and also yields a good reason to make some roasted pumpkin seeds.

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