04/09/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Nothing but Winners

As Final Fork crowns a winner, Best of the Big O starts looking for theirs. Plus, Chippy’s long awaited grand opening.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Unicorn Day

Just like each and every one of our readers, today’s news is simply magical 🤩🦄💯.

Medical experts say directed health measures remain important as COVID-19 cases rise among young people, a South Omaha couple helps immigrant families with legal advice and scholarship money, and volunteers from Nebraska and Kansas push for a National Heritage area in south-central Nebraska. 

The clouds have parted, the weather this weekend is looking gorgeous, gallop forth on this beautiful Friday, good friends.

Around Omaha

  • The Douglas County Health Department says COVID-19 cases are rising, including a 42% increase among people under the age of 19, possibly linked to an outbreak of the U.K. variant. Medical experts say it’s important to continue following directed health measuresuntil children can be vaccinated.
  • OPS officials are seeking public feedback on proposed changes to the 2021-22 academic calendar, including a staggered start and longer periods of uninterrupted teaching and learning. 
  • One co-owner and two former employees of the Rosewood Academy child care company are cited for child abuse by Omaha police. 
  • Omaha pays a price for holding its city elections out of sync with federal elections, including a price tag of $800,000 to $1 million and reduced voter turnout. 
  • A New York company, Kohan Retail Investment Group, purchases Oak View Mall in southwest Omaha for $7.5 million. 
  • A South Omaha couple are helping immigrant families with weekly, bilingual legal clinics and a scholarship fund to help students attend college in Nebraska.

Around Nebraska

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted Native American tribes living in Nebraska, reflecting a history of inadequate healthcare and services for their communities. 
  • peaceful protest is planned for this weekend at the state capitol in Lincoln, calling for an end to violence against Asian American communities. 
  • A bi-state group of volunteers from Nebraska and Kansas is pushing for designating a National Heritage Area in south-central Nebraska, according to the Willa Cather Foundation, who became interested in the idea as a way to increase economic development in the region.

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Best Food Trucks In Omaha:
La Casa Pizzaria Food Truck

  • Location varies
  • 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.)
  • 402-556-6464

La Casa Pizza has been a source of great, Omaha pizza and fine, Italian dining since the ‘50s – proven, for one, by its inclusion on several Best of the Big O lists. And whether you’re a longtime fan or simply someone who has somehow never eaten there, now you can experience that classic pizza magic on the go, thanks to La Casa’s food truck.

The La Casa Pizzaria Food Truck opened its windows for service in 2014. Ever since, they have served restaurant-quality food – including favorites and specialty items that can only be enjoyed via the truck.

If you want to schedule your event with this fan-favorite truck, you can contact La Casa Pizzaria for more information. And if you simply want to visit the food truck as it makes its way around the Omaha area, you can follow their food truck’s Facebook page or call for more information.

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