Interview with Kara Eastman, Gardner Family Calls for Release of Grand Jury Transcripts, Thousands of Ballots Still Haven’t been Turned In and More Top Local News for Friday, October 30



10/30/20 • Day 47 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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The Reader interviewed Kara Eastman about issues such as racial inequality, criminal justice reform, health care and climate change. Eastman is facing Republican Congressman Don Bacon for the second time. In 2018 she lost by a slim margin and has sought to build a broader coalition of supporters to close the gap.

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Today we have stories about the Gardner family’s request to release the grand jury transcripts, thousands of early ballots that have not been turned in and an investigation into Don Bacon’s campaign finances.

Top Local Stories

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In Omaha
  • In a renewed effort, the family of Jake Gardner called Thursday for grand jury transcripts to be released to the public.
  • Secretary of State Bob Evnen says his office has received 435,000 early ballots but there are another 100,000 that have not been returned.
  • The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging people to continue following COVID safety precautions while at the polls.

Around the State

  • Congressman Don Bacon is responding to claims that he has been misusing taxpayer money.
  • Warren Buffett on Tuesday called an “anti-Native American” campaign mailer sent by a group tied to Gov. Pete Ricketts as “inappropriate”.
  • State Sen. Kate Bolz has tested positive for the coronavirus and will switch to virtual campaigning from home.

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