Following the economic fallout of COVID-19, area nonprofits have stepped up to provide food and security to people who’ve suddenly needed it.
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Your Top Local Stories
- Omahans will start receiving new 96-gallon trash cans, but they won’t be able to use them until November.
- A Millard North teacher will appear in court today on a variety of sexual assault allegations.
- While unemployment benefits have bottomed out for many, residents still receiving them are having trouble getting help through programs like Douglas County’s rental assistance program.
- The South Omaha COVID-19 testing site near 50th and G has closed, leaving a huge gap for the Hispanic community, advocates say.
- Karen Pence, the Second Lady of the United States appeared in Omaha yesterday to help campaign for Congressman Don Bacon.
Around the State
- Parents of Husker football players are threatening to sue the Big Ten if the organization doesn’t clarify its season postponement.
- A tank was found on the side of the road near Kearney after a truck carrying it from South Dakota left it there.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a tax bill that’s been years in the making, calling it a great compromise and a giant step forward for property tax relief.
- Advocates are calling for the state to resume coronavirus-related food assistance programs as many still struggle with unemployment and food insecurity.
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