Senator Justin Wayne Speaks, Douglas County Announces Polling Place Changes, UNL Hosts 12th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking and More Top Local News for Friday, October 2



10/02/20 • Day 19 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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Although he is running unopposed for re-election as the representative for the 13th District, Wayne emphasized the importance of his constituents’ votes. His message was clear: Activism is no longer just about protesting, it’s about changing offices, and that starts by registering to vote.

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Today we have stories about the Omaha Federation of Labor’s defense of Don Kleine, polling place changes in Douglas County and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 12th annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.

Top Local Stories

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In Omaha
  • The Omaha Federation of Labor is calling on the Nebraska Democratic Party to rescind its criticism of Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.
  • The Housing Foundation for Sarpy County is accepting applications for rental and mortgage assistance.
  • The Douglas County Election Commission announced polling place changes yesterday.
  • On Thursday, the Douglas County Health Department reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 that were received by midnight the previous day.

Around the State

  • Nebraska’s Medicaid expansion goes into effect October 1 and thousands of low-income adults may now qualify for Medicaid benefits.
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 12th annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking is expanding its reach to a global and virtual audience.
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday that he has “no concerns” about the safety and security of Nebraska’s election process, including mail-in ballots.

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Fall Food

While summer brought a good chance to garden and enjoy fresh produce, we all look forward to fall and the menagerie of savory and sweet dishes it comes with. Whether it’s apple pie, a hearty chili or a spiked cider, it’s time to treat yourself to a soul-affirming fall meal.

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