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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

There’s nothing casual about today’s news: COVID-19 hospitalizations in Douglas County are trending younger, Warren Buffett endorses Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert for reelection, and Gov. Pete Ricketts creates a media credential system.

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Around Omaha

  • Omaha’s three health systems say COVID-19 hospitalizations are trending younger, and many patients are without underlying conditions. 
  • Six Douglas County landfill employees, including the superintendent, are arrested on felony conspiracy charges. The sheriff’s office alleges that the workers manipulated the weight of waste to overcharge customers and pocket the extra money. 
  • The Douglas County Health Department reports 31.4 percent of residents are fully vaccinated, higher than the national average of 22 percent. Walk-in appointments are available at some clinics.
  • Early warm weather is causing Omaha’s tick population to grow, becoming a problem across the city. Review tick safety tips for yourself and your pets. 
  • The Omaha Police Department adds a 13-year-old Appaloosa horse named Bullet to its Mounted Patrol Unit. 
  • Warren Buffett endorses Mayor Jean Stothert for reelection and donates $10,000 to her campaign. 
  • Omaha restaurants are facing a staffing shortage as business starts to rebound with more customers opting to dine in.

Around Nebraska

  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research says Nebraska’s economy is poised to rebound to pre-pandemic levels of employment by early next year.
  • Nebraska lawmakers will begin an investigation within two weeks of the state’s problematic contract with St. Francis Ministries for private management of Omaha-area child welfare cases. 
  • Gov. Pete Ricketts creates a media credential system for news outlets that want to attend events. This policy comes after a reporter from the North Omaha online news outlet NOISE was shut out of a March 31 news conference.

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Best Food Trucks in Omaha:
Dos De Oros

  • 3310 S. 24th St.
  • Schedule varies
  • (402) 321-2490

Throughout uncertain times, people cling to the riches of the heart, like great dishes that bring everyone together. One such gold mine has been there for taco lovers and food truck enthusiasts alike in Omaha – Dos De Oros. There are all the favorites one would expect from an establishment commonly referred to as “The Taco Truck,” including bold burritos and timeless tortas.

There is an amazing pool of restaurants in Omaha and in South Omaha specifically. However, the excellent service provided by Dos De Oros is on par with the greatest food trucks in the Midwest, with something for tame and spicy eaters alike – and it has created a solid base of loyal customers who look forward to the inspired portions.

You can usually find Dos De Oros in the O’Reilly’s parking lot (3310 S. 24th St.), and its location makes it yet another staple of the South Omaha cuisine scene. You can call for specific schedule and menu information.

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