Walter Vincent Brooks celebrates the life of Marshall Taylor, the founder of the Aframerican Bookstore and a quiet legend of North Omaha.
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Today we have stories about recognizing the life of Aframerican Bookstore owner Marshall Taylor, more than 1,000 people applying for rental assistance in Douglas County just one week after the application opened and around 200 Omaha teachers protesting in Memorial Park yesterday over the lack of safety regulations for reopening schools.
Your Top Local Stories
- Governor Pete Ricketts announced that if the Douglas County health director would have gone through with implementing a mask mandate for Omaha the state would’ve challenged it in court.
- Millard Public Schools will reopen next week to small groups of students to learn the new coronavirus protocols; all students will return for class on Aug. 17.
- Teachers from almost every Omaha school district united at Memorial Park yesterday to call on government officials to implement stricter safety guidelines for schools reopening.
- A 6-year-old boy suffering from COVID-19 and other underlying health conditions died yesterday and may be the first child to have died due to the coronavirus in Douglas County.
- Omaha officials will discuss each department’s proposed 2021 budget today. Each department, including the Omaha Police, will get 30 minutes to explain its budget.
- More than 1,000 people requested assistance from the Douglas County CARES Act funding for overdue rent payments within the first week of the application opening.
- People have already seen overflow at popular recycling drop-off sites only a month into Omaha’s new curbside recycling schedule.
- Former President Obama endorsed Kara Eastman, a Nebraska congressional candidate, in a tweet yesterday.
Around the State
- The NCAA Board of Governors will decide today whether or not fall championships will be postponed or cancelled.
- The Nebraska Legislature passed a bill to prevent predatory grooming in schools and a bill to enhance opioid abuse education and treatment yesterday.
- Many of Nebraska’s substitute teachers are in the at-risk age group for COVID-19, and safety concerns about schools reopening have led to a substitute teacher shortage.
- Nebraska state Senators debated proposed legislation that would ban workplace discrimination of African American hairstyles.
What to do during quarantine?
From our list of things to do during quarantine:
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