The Omaha art community and the Old Market are mourning the loss of one of their originals, fine-art photographer Monte Kruse, who died unexpectedly on Feb. 15 at the age of 65.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about the police union endorsing Mayor Jean Stothert, Omaha educators preparing to receive their vaccines, and a former student suing UNL.
- The Omaha police union endorses Mayor Jean Stothert for re-election, after remaining neutral in the 2017 mayoral race.
- Commercial property owners in Omaha impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are frustrated with the increase in property taxes.
- Omaha Performing Arts is gearing up to return to performing in front of audiences at the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center.
- Omaha-area educators will be vaccinated in mass at two clinic sites on Saturday.
- Landlords in Omaha have found a loophole in the national eviction moratorium that allows them to evict tenants.
- The Nebraska Public Service Commission is intervening to regulate natural gas prices following extreme cold in February.
- Former Gov. Bob Kerrey asks Gov. Pete Ricketts to grant Ed Poindexter an Easter pardon, but Ricketts criticizes the request as a “political move.”
- A lawsuit claims UNL did not sufficiently act to prevent a professor from sexually harassing a student.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do for St. Patrick’s Day
Shamrock Shuffle (Council Bluffs)
- March 13
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- 100 Blocks of West Broadway
- $31.50 for Adults
- $21.50 for Ages 11-18
- $5 for Kids 10 & under
- Discounts for large-group sign-ups
Since 2012, the Shamrock Shuffle has offered folks an exhilarating 5k run to start their St. Patty’s Day. The race begins and ends in the historic 100 Block section of downtown Council Bluffs and operates along a nationally certified route.
Runners are encouraged to wear green. After the race, there will be an epic assortment of outdoor beer gardens, local outdoor food, and live music. There is also a virtual-run option this year.
There will be a limited number of “day-of” sign-ups, so make sure to sign up online beforehand. Plus, there are certain guidelines regarding COVID-19 you should know about before race day, approved by the City of Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Health Department, and Precision Race Results. That said, if you do not feel well, please do not participate in the run.
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