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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy Just Because Day
You don’t need a reason to celebrate with today’s news: Gov. Pete Ricketts calls a hospital staffing emergency, Reed Moore offers a roundup of the latest on the alleged UNL sexual assault, and seven people evacuated from Afghanistan touch down in Omaha.
Harper’s Index Facts of the Day
1. Percentage change last year in the employment rate for
new college graduates: –12
2. Percentage of U.S. gig workers who say that the money they earn is an “essential” or “important” part of their finances: 56
3. Who have performed work for which they did not receive payment: 29
Source: Pew Research Center (Washington)
- Seven people evacuated from Afghanistan touch down at Eppley Airfield. Meanwhile, flags fly at half-staff and state politicians offer input and prayers following the Kabul airport attacks.
- As football season begins, South Omaha remembers Drake Geiger, the 16-year-old Omaha South High Magnet School player who collapsed during practice and died of heatstroke.
- COVID-19 is capable of spreading via small airborne particles (as opposed to only larger droplets), according to a study by the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
- As the pandemic rages on, more local families are homeschooling their children, with the help of a Facebook group called HOME: Homeschooling in the Omaha Metro for Everyone.
- Over 170 patients are fighting the coronavirus in local hospitals. Five are children.
- As the Supreme Court stops the new federal eviction ban, review these local rent assistance resources from NOISE Omaha.
- Details concerning the alleged sexual assault at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are released by campus police, according to this Daily Nebraskan article. Meanwhile, on-campus protests in solidarity with sexual assault survivors continue for a third consecutive night, and UNL chancellor Ronnie Green releases a statement.
- State advertisements spotlighting no COVID-19 vaccine mandate in nurse recruitment, in addition to a $5K hiring bonus for nurses, make national headlines in The Washington Post, the New York Times and CBS News.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts calls a hospital staffing emergency — but not a COVID-19 emergency — as the state sees a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations. Ricketts also declares that hospitals must limit some surgeries that aren’t essential.
- Public K-12 schools continue to deliberate how they’ll spend coronavirus relief money from the federal government.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do: Art Show Guide
~ El Museo Latino ~
- 4701 S. 25th St.
- (402) 731-1137
- Hours: Wed. – Fri. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sun. – Tues. CLOSED
It should come as no surprise that an artistic space in South Omaha, where the city’s Latinx population is concentrated, would focus on Latinx culture. El Museo Latino does just that, with exhibits ranging from permanent installations of ancient Latin American art to contemporary artwork. One standout show was Marcela Díaz: Contemporary Textiles, in which the artist used traditional fiber arts methods from the Yucatán region in Mexico to weave soft sculptures.
Through Sept. 10, Reed Moore will feature one item each day from Jonathan Orozco’s Art Show Guide. As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before checking out these shows.
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