First National Bank Celebrates 160 Years of Service, OPS Returns to In-Person Learning, Council Members Propose Mask Mandate Extension, State Officials Issue Health Advisory and More Top Local News for Thursday, September 17



9/17/20 • Day 4 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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Today we have stories about OPS’s plan to return to in-person learning, a possible extension to Omaha’s mask mandate and Nebraska’s health advisory for wildfire smoke.

Top Local Stories


In Omaha
  • Omaha Public Schools announced Wednesday it is working on bringing students back into the classroom for in-person learning in multiple phases.
  • Omaha City Council member Ben Gray plans to introduce a measure next week extending the city’s mask mandate beyond Oct. 20.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the summer program that provides free lunches to all students.
  • Creighton University students laid in silence on the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the length of time George Floyd was pinned before his death.

Around the State

  • On Wednesday, state officials issued a health advisory, saying portions of Nebraska could be affected for the rest of the week by smoke.
  • lawsuit filed by eight Nebraska football players against the Big Ten has been dropped after the conference decided to proceed with a 2020 season.
  • More families than ever are filing home school applications this year, and there are more phone calls and membership requests to home school associations in Nebraska.

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