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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
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Hang 10, show us some air, then treat yourself to today’s news: A meeting about the City Council’s contract with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute becomes a critical race theory forum, a federal court of appeals sides with Omaha Public Schools in a sexual assault case, and a culture fair at the Joslyn Art Museum celebrates World Refugee Day.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Percentage of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters who are “extremely concerned” about Trump supporters: 82
- Who are “extremely concerned” about voter suppression: 53
Source: Echelon Insights (Alexandria, VA)
- A meeting to discuss renewal of the City Council’s contract with the Buffett Early Childhood Institute turns into a critical race theory forum.
- Learn more about the Taiko drummers at the Olympic Swim Trials.
- A federal court of appeals takes the side of Omaha Public Schools in a lawsuit over the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at the hands of her Davis Middle School teacher in 2013.
- The Omaha VA considers a new public-private partnership.
- A culture fair at the Joslyn Art Museum commemorates World Refugee Day.
- Mary Higgins, president of Marian High School and a Marian alum, will retire following the 2021 – 2022 academic year — but not before she spearheads a major campus renovation.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts deploys 25 Nebraska State Patrol troopers to Texas’ border.
- Three Nebraska academics write about how the federal government has failed to guard Indigenous women against domestic violence.
- The Nebraska Football Road Race raises funds for local pediatric brain cancer research.
This Week in Your Local Government
- No City Council meeting: The Omaha City Council won’t meet again until June 29. Votes laid over from last week’s meeting will be voted on then.
- Ten-year anniversary of the JDAI: County Commissioner Chris Rodgers will give a proclamation Tuesday recognizing the anniversary of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. The nationwide project, started by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 1992 and brought to Douglas County in 2011, aims to decrease the number of youth detained and improve the juvenile justice system.
- American Rescue Plan update: The National Association of Counties will give a presentation Tuesday on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Passed in March, ARPA gave $1.9 billion to state and local governments to help recover from the pandemic.
- Highway improvement plan: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will vote on a six-year highway improvement plan during Tuesday’s meeting. Douglas County engineer Tom Doyle will present the project, which would last until 2027.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
Livestock Exchange Building Ballrooms
4920 S. 30th St.
Considered one of the most romantic locations in the city, thanks to the many weddings that take place there, the Livestock Exchange Building was constructed in 1926. It was once the center of the livestock industry in Omaha, catering to stockyard workers with apartments, restaurants and other services. In 1999, it was designated an Omaha Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building has two magnificent dance halls on the 10th floor with 22-foot ceilings that offer amazing views. Don’t miss it.
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