How to Ditch the Thanksgiving Grunt Work, Omaha Man Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop, Waitress Fired After Recording Gov. Ricketts, Ralston Issues Mask Mandate and More Top Local News for Friday, November 20

11/20/20 • Day 68 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends

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We don’t have to tell you how different Thanksgiving stands to look this year. We are all celebrating within our quarantine bubble, missing our extended family, and not necessarily looking forward to blowing up our kitchen to create a traditional meal. What if you could skip the tension of meal prep and cleanup and go straight to the tryptophan nap and board games? This month, The Reader has put together a list of establishments taking the grunt work out of your turkey time.

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Today we have stories about an Omaha man who was shot by police during a traffic stop, Ralston City Council’s decision to issue a mask mandate and a waitress who was fired after posting footage of Gov. Ricketts without a mask.

Top Local Stories

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In Omaha
  • A man died after being shot by Omaha police during a traffic stop Thursday evening.
  • Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue has been selected as a finalist for a new Space Command headquarters.
  • Ralston City Council voted in-favor of a mask mandate during a special meeting Thursday evening.
Around the State
  • The internal investigation into the group that handles child welfare cases in Nebraska is complete, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • A woman said posting a video of Gov. Pete Ricketts not wearing a mask cost her her job.
  • The Nebraska State Education Association on Thursday formally petitioned the Nebraska State Board of Education to impose a mask mandate.

What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Cross the Bridge When You Come to It
The popular, sinuous 3,000-foot-long, 15-foot-wide Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge walkway connects Miller’s Landing in Omaha to the Iowa Riverfront Trail in Council Bluffs. Enjoy panoramic views of downtown Omaha, the rushing “Mighty Mo,” the impressive patterns of the suspension cables, grassy riverbanks and your fellow pedestrians.  Extensive walking paths continue out from the bridge on both sides, so you can walk uninterrupted for miles and miles.

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