9/14/20 • Day 1 of Phase IV • Nationwide case trends


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Failure to Address COVID-19, Racial Justice, Call A Special Session Ends Frustrating 2020 Session

Following the end of the session, several senators gathered on the steps of the Capitol to call for a special session to address the pandemic- and racial justice. Other special sessions have been called to address the Keystone XL Pipeline and the state budget.

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Today we have stories about the movement to free Ernest Jackson, early voting ballot applications and Nebraska’s next phase of directed health measures.

Top Local Stories


In Omaha
  • Local health officials say Omaha’s mask mandate is working as positivity rates decline.
  • The Douglas County Election Commission will be mailing out green by-mail early voting ballot applications postcards over the next several weeks.
  • The movement to free Ernest Jackson, who was convicted of murder at 17, grows as supporters say he is innocent.

Around the State

  • The Attorney General’s office says Pivot Concierge Health and Banyan Medical systems ‘misled’ consumers on COVID-19 antibody test.
  • The state of Nebraska will move forward with its plans to introduce Phase 4 of reopening Monday.
  • Three more state corrections employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, state prisons officials said.
  • Some Lincoln Public Schools teachers and staff members say the district is not hearing their concerns about in-person instruction amid a global pandemic.

What to do during quarantine?


From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Get-N-Go Fish

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Catfish can be done wrong. It can be done fine. And then there’s Get-N-Go. In spite of the hurry you hear in their name, the time is taken to season each dish to perfection.

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