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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Hydration Day!
Today’s news urges everyone to replenish fluids: Dr. Adi Pour gets candid about the toughest moments of her tenure as Douglas County health director, Gov. Pete Ricketts will host a series of town halls to decry proposed sex education standards and critical race theory, and the first African American woman is appointed to Douglas County’s District Court Bench.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Amount by which utility deregulation has increased electricity costs for Texans since 2004: $28,000,000,000
- By which electricity providers overcharged Texans during February’s winter storm: $16,000,000,000
Source: Potomac Economics (Fairfax, VA); 2. Wall Street Journal (NYC)
- As she prepares for retirement at the end of the month, Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour opens up about her tenure — including the vitriol she faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Omaha is in the process of installing 18 charging stations for electric vehicles.
- Here are the Omaha park rules that may soon change.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts announces a series of town halls to dispute proposed sex education standards in Nebraska and critical race theory.
- Judge Tressa Alioth becomes the first African American woman appointed to Douglas County’s District Court Bench.
- Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett steps down from the decades-old Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
- Offutt Air Force Base sees a historic first as a female officer takes command of the 55th Wing, following an African American man’s tenure.
- The state Department of Health and Human Services erroneously tells 27,000 Nebraskans they didn’t get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
- Lincoln Public Schools considers a $9.4 million budget cut for the 2021-22 school year.
- If you’re struggling to pay phone and internet bills, this new program can help.
In Your Local Government
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to have questions answered on how it can spend the $110 million it received through the American Rescue Plan Act. The Board also celebrated a decade of declining numbers of youths in detention, recognized the appointment of a Black woman to district court judge and heard that Douglas County will likely miss the goal of vaccinating 70% of its adults by July 4.
The Omaha City Council did not meet. It will meet again on June 29.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
Rico Pan Bakery
4030 S. 24th St.
(402) 702-7426 (RICO)
Sunday – Saturday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
These breads and sweets come with a South American twist, thanks to the bakery’s roots in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Rico Pan Bakery also has a major Peruvian influence, which makes for an exquisite combination.
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