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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about the reopening of a Bellevue Sonic after a November shooting, Nebraska’s House delegation opposing impeachment and the state’s changes to its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
- The Douglas and Sarpy county health departments are setting up online registration forms as they prepare to begin vaccinating for COVID-19.
- The Bellevue Sonic where two workers were killed and two others wounded in a November shooting reopened Wednesday.
- Two former Catholic churches are becoming apartment buildings for Omaha’s seniors and new mothers in crisis.
- Nebraska’s all-Republican House delegation unanimously opposed Wednesday’s impeachment of President Donald Trump.
- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is criticizing the decision to impeach President Donald Trump a second time.
- Nebraska will move people 65 and older and some with underlying health conditions into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
What To Do During Quarantine?
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