Protesters Need to Turn Out at the Polls, City Council Proposes Mask Mandate, Teachers Retire Early to Stay Safe and More Top Local News for Monday, August 3

8/03/20 • Day 43 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Black Lives Matter. So Does Voting How will the recent protests against police brutality affect the country’s future? Tim McMahan believes that the greatest changes will come if all the young protesters show up to vote. View […]

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Omaha Facility Runs COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, ACLU Helps Arrested Protesters, Airport Expansion Paused and More Top Local News for Friday, July 31

7/31/20 • Day 40 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook ‘They Awoke a Sleeping Giant’: The Fight Is Far from Over for Omaha Protesters On Thursday afternoon, 96 arrested protesters gathered at Culxr House on North 24th Street Thursday afternoon to organize and connect with ACLU of Nebraska […]

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Bemis Center Reopening, Abortion Ban Stalling, Meatpacking Plant Safety Bill Rejected and More Top Local News for Thursday, July 30

7/30/20 • Day 39 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Art Center Reopens with Chance to View Two Shows Cut Short by COVID The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts announced its closure due to the pandemic, but the center has announced its availability to view in person […]

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Increased Number of Evictions for People of Color, Police Receive Funds for Night Vision Equipment, Meatpacking Workers Fight for Safer Conditions and More Top Local News for Wednesday, July 29

7/29/20 • Day 38 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Evictions and Race in Omaha: New Study Draws a Connection, Offers Solutions The findings, the first step in an ongoing study, show evictions tend to occur in areas with worse school attendance and higher rates of COVID-19 […]

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Corrections and Protesters, UNMC Report Says School Unsafe, Legislative Crunch Time and more Top Local News for Tuesday, July 28

7/28/20 • Day 37 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook From Moment to Movement  On June 11 the Omaha Chamber of Commerce released “We Will,” a promise from more than 150 business leaders to stand against racism and promote substantive change through a series of actions. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, […]

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From Moment to Movement 

The Greater Omaha Chamber, with CEOs active in their program Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity (CODE), recently released a series of statements following the death of George Floyd.    The first on June 1 said Floyd’s death represented “long-standing inequities and division that exist both nationally and locally in our society.” The Chamber then went […]

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Arrested Protestors Stuck in Jail After Computer Malfunction, Omaha’s Police Brutality Examined, Mask Mandate Considered for Omaha and more Top Local News for Monday, July 27

7/27/20 • Day 36 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Arrested Protesters Spend Fearful Night in Douglas County Jail due to Computer Malfunctions In the first mass arrest since early June, around 100 people were arrested for obstructing traffic and failure to disperse. Many protesters waited for […]

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