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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
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Today’s news likes tomato, mustard and a slice of raw onion: Financial assistance is available for Omahans who may become homeless, local mask policies are a hodgepodge and holiday weekend weather promises to be unseasonably cool.
- A Nebraska legislative committee lays the groundwork for an investigation of St. Francis Ministries.
- Local businesses enact differing mask policies after Omaha’s mask mandate expires.
- The City of Omaha and MAACH Connect offer financial assistance to people about to become homeless.
- After spending months in a coma, a Westside student vows to walk across the graduation stage next year.
- A local pawn shop carries high-end accessories, including jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars.
- Local food insecurity is illuminated by the pandemic. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry alone has given groceries, in addition to diapers and toiletries, to around 33,000 people.
- Metropolitan Community College celebrates students who’ve earned sponsorships from local businesses.
- Forecasters predict unusually chilly Memorial Day weekend weather.
- The City of Lincoln increases law enforcement and justice system funding for responses to behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse crises.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks to the Unicam about property tax relief and the pandemic.
- Wrestling, baseball, music, country line dancing and more are coming to Lincoln this weekend.
- As rental car prices skyrocket, the Better Business Bureau warns about scammers.
- The University of Nebraska secures the greatest issuance of new bonds in the institution’s history. $400 million will go toward revitalizing and replacing out-of-date facilities.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
- 1011 Jackson St. | Park Omaha (10th & Jackson Garage – top level)
- Saturdays, May 1 – Oct. 9 | 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
As the original location of Omaha’s Farmers Market, then known as the City Market, nearly 100 years ago, the Old Market served as the site for its reopening after a 30-year hiatus in 1994 as well. This season, the Farmers Market in the Old Market has been shuffled ever so slightly down the street to the Jackson Street parking garage.
Visitors can expect that familiar air of love that blooms during the Omaha springtime and lasts throughout the summer. Buskers will emblazon the walk, and the sense of unity that has become tradition will be on full display. On opening day, this location had approximately 60 vendors open to the public.
The most notable difference will most likely be in sampling. Many vendors will either implement creative ways to give customers a taste of their products or opt against sampling altogether.
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