Arrested Protesters Spend Confusing, Fearful Night in Douglas County Jail due to Computer Malfunctions

Tony Chudomecka had been nervous to come to Saturday night’s protest. As his grandmother’s caretaker he worried about catching COVID-19. But as the voices in the crowd joined to become a powerful chant, he felt empowered. But he still couldn’t stop noticing the police cruisers passing by or dismiss the rumors that officers were watching […]

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Renters Assistance, Supplier of 2018 Execution Drugs Found, Citizen Investigation Panels Bill Introduced and more Top Local News for Friday, July 24

7/24/20 • Day 33 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Douglas County Rental Assistance Goes Live Monday Continued conversations on the program, which would pay out four months of rent or $4,000, whichever they reach first, took place during the county’s health and human services meeting Thursday […]

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Culinary Problem Solving, Bus Routes Return, Safety of Reopening Schools and more Top Local News for Thursday, July 23

7/23/20 • Day 32 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Creative Culinary Problem Solving Chefs, hospitality staff and restaurant owners are still regrouping and forming battle plans, often on an hour-by-hour basis. View our guide to local resources at TheReader.com Good morning, Today we have stories about local […]

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Local Activism, Increase in OPD Budget, State Senators Debate Over Attack Ad and more Top Local News for Wednesday, July 22

7/22/20 • Day 31 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook A New Social Reform Movement “Amidst a new social reform movement finding its moment in history, solidarity grows in the Black Lives Matter model of leaderful change,” Leo Adam Biga writes. View our guide to local resources […]

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A New Social Reform Movement

As social reform protests sweep the world in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, America’s at a crossroads. Millennial energy feeds this movement taking to the streets, social media platforms and seats of power, demanding to overhaul oppressive dominant white culture systems. This organic coalition to remedy injustice is aligned independent of political party or center […]

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New Movies, Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Against UNL, High Number of Housing Valuation Protests and more Top Local News for Tuesday, July 21

7/22/20 • Day 30 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook Fun, Guns, and Mum: New Stuff to Watch! Three new sci-fi/horror-adjacent films recently dropped that weirdly explore oddly similar themes about the horrors of immortality/mortality and how empathy is the only way to fight the bogeyman. View […]

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Call to Reinstate Public Safety Auditor, Protests Against Tear Gas, Governor Challenges Mask Mandate and more Top Local News for Monday, July 20

7/17/20 • Day 29 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook City Needs to Do the “Bare Minimum”  “Reinstate the public safety auditor to police the police,” writes Dr. Dennis Hoffman, a UNO professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Dr. Pete Simi, from the […]

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Self Care Revolution, Mayor Asks Advisory Board Member to Resign, Nebraska Files Lawsuit Against Stem Cell Clinics and more Top Local News for Friday, July 17

7/17/20 • Day 26 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook   New Legal Options Coming for Protestors Arrested for Breaking Curfew  “What are we saying about Omaha if we begin to criminalize the act of expressing a constitutional right?” says activist, JaKeen Fox. View our guide to local […]

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