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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Chocolate Eclair Day!
Pastry, cream filling, chocolate. Top it all off with today’s news: Nebraska sees its first COVID-19 Delta variant case, Omaha’s Intercultural Senior Center is nationally recognized, and Dr. Cheryl Logan’s contract as superintendent of Omaha Public Schools will continue into 2024.
~ Harper’s Index Fact of The Day ~
- Estimated percentage by which the option to vote by mail increased voter turnout in Texas last year: 0.02
Source: Daniel Thompson, University of California, Los Angeles
- Nebraska’s first COVID-19 Delta variant case is found in Douglas County.
- Following a unanimous OPS Board of Education vote, Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Logan’s contract will continue into 2024. The proposal includes a 4.63% pay raise.
- Omaha’s Intercultural Senior Center gains national recognition.
- The Omaha Public Power District braces for climate change.
- Nelson Mandela Elementary fourth-graders commemorate Juneteenth with a music performance, posted to YouTube.
- A mixed-use site including luxury apartments, commerce and entertainment will replace Omaha’s CoCo Key water resort.
- Omaha’s The Bike Union and Coffee supports foster youth via employment and education.
- Two signs on Nebraska Highway 22 celebrate the Native American scouts who guarded local Pawnee villages.
- A University of Nebraska budget proposal would freeze students’ tuition and increase faculty salaries.
- Eviction cases may spike when the federal eviction ban ends.
- Lancaster County plans to decrease property taxes.
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