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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Nebraska Day
Honestly, today’s news IS for everyone: The Douglas County Health opens COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all residents 16 and older, a pilot program could add a bike lane to Harney street through midtown, and Nebraska sees an increase in younger people hospitalized for COVID-19.
- The Douglas County Health Department opens COVID-19 vaccination appointments to residents 16 and older. Those under 18 can receive the Pfizer vaccine, and anyone under 19 must have parental consent.
- Omaha church-goers return to indoor services on Easter Sunday, and many parishes keep people socially distanced for their safety.
- A proposed pilot program could add a bike lane to Harney Street from 10th Street in downtown to Turner Boulevard in midtown.
- A female-owned tea shop that started business in June 2020 has managed to thrive, despite the pandemic, thanks to support from the community.
- The Black Police Officer Association hosts a drive-through Easter event, giving away goodie bags and hot dogs, as well as holding a raffle to give bikes to children.
- Omaha mayoral candidates make their closing arguments before Tuesday’s primary election.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts offers his support for Georgia Republicans’s new voting law, after the MLB pulls the July 13 All-Star Game from Atlanta.
- Nursing home residents are allowed to leave their facilities to celebrate Easter with their loved ones.
- As COVID-19 cases in Nebraska rise again, the state is seeing an increase in younger people hospitalized with the disease.
Reed Moore’s Things to Do in Omaha on 4/20
Get Meta at 42 Degrees
With seven locations in Omaha and one in Council Bluffs, 42 Degrees has become a mainstay as far as head shops are concerned. Chances are you can find one near you, or “by your mom’s house,” as their salacious advertisements suggest.
Ultimately, 4/20 is in the company’s name. And as such, 42 Degrees is a no-brainer for anyone looking to make some celebratory purchases or admire fantastic glass art on the 4/20 holiday.
The reason 42 Degrees remains a staple in Omaha is because it simply has everything 4/20 related. From pipes and grinders to vitamins and vapes, there are plenty of tools to assist you in making this 4/20 the greatest one ever.
If you are feeling well enough to visit, then any one of 42 Degrees’ eight locations will make for a perfect stop on your quest to have a legendary 4/20 holiday experience. Mask up and party on.
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