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Omaha General Election Results: Unofficial

On Tuesday, 88,563 Omahans cast their votes to choose members of the City Council and the mayor. Across those eight races, incumbents won big. Out of five contested races, only one incumbent lost: Ben Gray in District 2. Jean Stothert will serve her third term as Omaha’s mayor. Results will be made official on May 27.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Limerick Day

There was a young man who zapped the blues by reading today’s news: Mayor Jean Stothert is reelected to an unprecedented third term, Jazz on the Green returns in July, and Nebraska lawmakers advance a bill to protect businesses and local governments from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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Omaha Spring Wedding Guide
Get Smart with Spring Dishes

The food bill for a wedding can be expensive, but it fluctuates based on dining decisions. As with any wedding, regardless of season, you need to determine if you will be hiring a caterer this spring.

Self-catering saves money but requires intensive work and several sets of hands. Hiring a rock-star caterer may be more expensive, but it will provide a smoother experience, especially given the area’s top-notch catering companies.

Consider the food you want to serve. Because many prefer eating lighter portions during spring, consider centralizing vegetables and fruits, as they are in season and generally cheaper. They work well in appetizers and soups, too. Buffets tend to be cheaper than plated meals, and having one or two people to serve can help save food waste, cost and time spent in line.

There are seemingly infinite variables that go into food, the cornerstone of any great wedding. Just remember it will be worth it once your guests leave happy and your food bill does not eclipse all other spring wedding expenses.

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