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12/14/20 • Day 92 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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Often, it’s less about the things you do and more about the things you choose not to do. That statement serves as both a literal synopsis of Sound of Metal’s thematic message and also as a figurative analysis of how the film avoided becoming derivative, award-baiting fiddle faddle. Although writer/director Darius Marder’s character study is a nuanced, thoughtful, surprisingly delicate exploration of the horrifying recalibrations life often demands of us, my goodness are just there so many ways in which it could have sucked.


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Today we have stories about Douglas County’s declining COVID-19 positivity rate, Gov. Pete Ricketts’  lowering Nebraska’s COVID-19 alert level and more staff members with the virus in Nebraska Corrections.

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In Omaha
  • The Douglas County Health Department said the COVID-19 positivity rate is 2.1% lower than the previous week.
  • After a decade of talk, a new team is showing physical progress in redeveloping the dying Crossroads Mall.
  • Omaha’s public works department announced Saturday that trash collection had been suspended because of weather conditions.
Around the State
  • Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the state is moving from the “orange” to “yellow” phase of its coronavirus pandemic response plan.
  • Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director Scott R. Frakes announced 11 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

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