Whether it was swinging an electoral vote, electing a progressive Democrat to Congress, or advancing activism from protesting in the streets to passing legislation, things didn’t seem like they’d be as clear cut as usual in Omaha this year. Residents in East Omaha in particular, where social inequality and racial diversity concentrates, seemed poised to upset the balance. All in the time of COVID-19, which boosted early voting and raised concerns about how to safely vote in person.
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- Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse says high turnout delayed early ballot reporting.
- A new case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) has been confirmed in Douglas County, health officials announced on Wednesday.
- Omaha Metro transit provided 8,200 bus rides on Election Day.
- Nebraska Secretary of State Robert Evnen plans to evaluate early voting laws after a record-breaking mail-in turnout.
- A 52-year-old corporal at the Tecumseh State Prison has been arrested on suspicion of having unauthorized contact with an inmate.
- Evnen said Wednesday two candidates for the Nebraska Legislature could ask for a recount.
What to do during quarantine?
From our list of things to do during quarantine:
While summer brought a good chance to garden and enjoy fresh produce, we all secretly 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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