07/20/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends


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Written by Ryan Syrek. Published in The Reader.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Moon Day

The moon guides today’s news through the night: The Elkhorn South High School band director is arrested on suspicion of child abuse, Creighton University’s athletic director retires, and UNL student-athletes push back against the Board of Regents’ opposition to critical race theory.



~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~

  1. Number of homes for sale in the United States this spring: 1,070,000
  2. Minimum number of real estate agents in the United States this spring: 1,463,806

Source: National Association of Realtors (Washington)


Around Omaha

  • Bruce Rasmussen has served as Creighton University’s athletic director since 1994. On August 16, he’ll retire.  
  • Elkhorn South High School band director Michelle Bluford is arrested on suspicion of child abuse.
  • Take a look back at NOISE Omaha‘s coverage of Nebraska’s natural hair discrimination ban, including a conversation with Gov. Pete Ricketts about critical race theory.
  • Still have post-storm tree debris? Here’s what to do.
  • Get to know Alisha Shelton, the mental health therapist of color who’s running to represent District 2 in Congress as a Democrat.
  • iCan Bike Camp, which teaches kids with disabilities to ride bicycles, is experiencing a volunteer shortage and almost had to cancel camp. To help, sign up here.

Around Nebraska

  • Student-athletes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln push back against the Board of Regents’ opposition to critical race theory.
  • $200 million expansion is in the works for Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing’s Lincoln plant. The expansion is slated to add 550 jobs.
  • Two Nebraska experts on Afghanistan — former dean of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies Tom Gouttierre and Nebraska state Sen. / war veteran Tom Brewer — raise concerns about Afghanistan’s future after the U.S. withdraws military forces.

Follow Anton for Local Government News

Reporter Anton Johnson is sitting in on meetings of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Omaha City Council today. Follow Anton at @AntonIsWriting for live tweets, and to catch up on important items from today’s agendas.


Reed Moore’s Things To Do

Photo credit: rocor via Flickr (Note: This is a picture of the Black Panther logo, not of the North O marker.)

Find more on our Things To Do page.

Discover North O!

~ North O! Historic Locations ~
24th & Emmet Black Panther Marker

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Omaha riots in 1968, a wave of activism swept through North Omaha. By 1970, Omaha was home to chapters of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the National Committee to Combat Fascism, which was led by Ed Poindexter and David Rice. Learn more about North Omaha’s revolutionary past at this marker.

On Mondays through Thursdays for the rest of July, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide.



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