Searching for Answers in a Worsening Pandemic, Omaha Man Left Legally Blind by Sarpy County Deputy, Hospitals Reaching Dangerous Occupancy Rate and More Top Local News for Monday, October 12

10/12/20 • Day 29 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Searching for Answers in a Worsening Pandemic Last week, Nebraska surpassed its previous seven-day average peak of COVID-19 cases by more than 100. This week we’ve doubled the ante and tacked on another 100+ cases. Today our daily caseload on average is 653.6. That’s […]

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Searching for Answers in A Worsening Pandemic

In last week’s column, I posed the question: “Health officials are trying to warn us about the pandemic, will we listen?” While it’s probably too early to see whether the data reflects a trend reversal, it certainly isn’t getting any better. Last week, the state surpassed its previous peak of daily COVID-19 cases on a […]

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Omaha Explained: Redlining

The Reader recently collaborated with two local comedian/writers, Cameron Logsdon and Alex Preston, to bring attention to a shadow on our city that we need to deal with: our legacy of racial segregation. To this day, Omaha remains one of the most racially segregated cities in the U.S.  This (long-ass) video explores the history of […]

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Your Voting Checklist, Douglas County Struggles with CARES Act Funds, The Omaha Police Union Gets a New Labor Contract and More Top Local News for Friday, October 9

10/09/20 • Day 26 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Your Checklist for Voting With a pandemic, the office of the president at stake and so much more, Election Day 2020 has a lot going on. At The Reader, we want to make sure we still […]

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Could Omaha Decide the Election?, Hospitals Report Record Lows in Bed Availability, Councilman Chris Jerram Condemns Mask Mandate Enforcement and More Top Local News for Thursday, October 8

10/08/20 • Day 25 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Get Out the Vote With Election Day quickly approaching and ballots rolling out, all eyes are on Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District. If the margin of victory in this year’s presidential election is low, the Omaha area’s […]

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