For Omaha’s last responders, closing the doors wasn’t an option. These essential workers continued toiling almost behind the scenes of the pandemic. For Kremer Funeral Home in Benson, quarantining was not possible. Funeral director Maranda Harouff recounts the beginning of the pandemic as a hectic time of change for the industry.
“We started quarantining in April, and we stopped in May because it was too crazy,” she said.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about OPD purchasing a new helicopter for $2.75 million, Omaha hotels providing shelter for the homeless, and the Lincoln City Council passing a ban on conversion therapy.
- The Omaha Police Department purchases a new helicopter with night-vision technology for $2.75 million.
- Two Omaha hotels are helping local shelters provide safe housing for the homeless.
- The Douglas County Republican Party’s effort to censure U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse fails, lacking the votes to pass the resolution.
- An attempt to put medical marijuana on the ballot for Nebraska voters in 2020 was thwarted, but the issue is once again being considered by state legislators.
- The Lincoln City Council passes a ban of conversion therapy on LGBTQ youth. The ban is the first of its kind in Nebraska.
Reed Moore’s Black History, Black Present
A Video by Cameron Logsdon from October 2020.
Though it was outlawed in the ’60s, redlining lives on today in the segregated neighborhoods of Omaha.
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