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8/17/20 • Day 57 of Phase III • Nationwide case trends


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City Council Divests $2 Million from Police to Community Resources

Omaha City Council President Chris Jerram asked the city’s finance department to modify the proposed 2021 budget to move $2 million from the police department to community programs. The council will debate the budget again tomorrow.

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Good morning,

Today we have stories about tomorrow’s debate following Omaha City Council President Chris Jerram requesting $2 million be divested from the Omaha Police Department budget, officials predicting mail-in voting will approach historic numbers this November and Gov. Pete Ricketts taking action on two controversial bills.

Your Top Local Stories


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In Omaha

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What to do during quarantine?


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From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Caribbean Delight

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From savory spiced beef pastries to rich and delicious curries, the hearty Jamaican cuisine served by CD will satisfy the soul. Your tastebuds, on the other hand, will never have enough to calm the craving.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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