Omaha continues to grow, from fast-casual to fine dining.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about Omaha’s mayoral challengers responding to Mayor Jean Stothert’s State of the City speech, a proposed bill to make police bodycam footage more accessible, and OPD defending its choice to monitor activists.
- The City of Omaha and OPD defend their decision to monitor protestors and activists, claiming they used only open-sourced information, such as social-media posts.
- Candidates for Omaha mayor respond to Mayor Jean Stothert’s State of the City address.
- Nebraska lawmakers are considering a bill that would make police bodycam footage more accessible.
- The director of the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is defending his agency’s efforts to bring the AltEn ethanol plant near Mead into compliance.
- A bill in Nebraska’s Legislature would ensure farmers’ right to repair their own equipment.
Reed Moore’s Black History, Black Present
For some, 2020 seemed like a wake-up call. The systems that govern minority communities in America are not only fundamentally racist but have made little progress after years of supposed big wins in civil rights. Some say this is the last chance for systems to change before oppressed communities separate and create their own structures.
For others, those ideas — defunding the police, creating independent systems that would care for people’s health and education — come from a place of emotion, not pragmatism.
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