01/13/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Brennan Sworn in, But Housing Takes Center Stage at Omaha City Council

The Reader’s Chris Bowling attended Tuesday’s City Council meeting, giving updates via Twitter. Several issues were on the agenda, including Councilwoman Colleen Brennan’s appointment, the Juvenile Justice Center project and affordable housing. Here are a few takeaways.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Good morning,

Today we have stories about Colleen Brennan’s confirmation to City Council, Omaha Public Schools moving to 100 percent in-person learning and heightened security measures at the state Capitol in preparation for possible armed protests.

Around Omaha

  • Colleen Brennan is the newest member of the Omaha City Council, replacing Rich Pahls.
  • Omaha Public Schools announced the district would return to 100 percent in-person learning, five days a week.
  • Douglas County commissioners approved more relief to help people keep their lights on, but laid over proposals for new rental relief.

Around Nebraska

  • State Sen. Tony Vargas is proposing new coronavirus protections for meatpacking workers.
  • State leaders are stepping up security in case there are protests at the state Capitol.
  • State Sen. Dan Hughes is proposing a rules change aimed at ending media access to legislative executive sessions.

What To Do During Quarantine?

Make a Snowman!

Inner elementary schooler, meet your inner Rodin. A snowman or snow sculpture is something anyone can create with the right sticky snow and whatever else you care to add as an accessory. If you’re going with Snowman Classic, you’ll need a carrot or stick, something for eyes (buttons, rocks, Hershey’s Kisses or Lifesavers) and an open mind. The sky is the limit when it comes to this fun but chilly tribute to impermanence.

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