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12/10/20 • Day 88 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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Nearly 1,300 Nebraskans have died from COVID-19. That number comprises more than single moments. It is weeks watching terrifying infection rates climb higher and higher, days watching a person require more machines to stay alive, hours spent telling family members that their husband, wife, mother or grandfather is going to die. Doctors and nurses work longer and more often just to feel themselves lose control after months fighting this virus every day. Now hospital staff are begging people to listen: Nebraska is out of time.


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Today we have stories about local developer RJ Neary’s mayoral bid, an inmate who died after testing positive for COVID-19 and the suspension of jury trials in Nebraska’s federal court.

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In Omaha
  • Police said a woman was fatally shot in a North Omaha neighborhood.
  • Local developer RJ Neary joins the mayoral race to challenge Mayor Jean Stothert.
  • The family of Earnest Jackson continues to fight for his freedom. 
Around the State
  • An inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.
  • The U.S. District Court for Nebraska has continued its suspension of jury trials until next year.

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From our list of things to do:

‘Intimate Actions’

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts offers three new solo exhibitions opening in December featuring artists Maria Antelman, Joey Fauerso and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The exhibit, curated together under the rubric of Intimate Actions, is centered on the theme of intimacy, representations of the body and its connections to space, surroundings and relationships. Intimate Actions will first stream a virtual opening, on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 8 to 9 p.m. at twitch.tv/bemiscenter and facebook.com/bemiscenter.

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