04/08/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

Kong Butt and Hot Godzilla-on-Godzilla Action

Godzilla vs. Kong is a kaiju film for people who hate kaiju films.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Zoo Lovers Day

Talk to the animals about today’s news: Omaha’s primary elections remain too close to call, UNMC will pay UNO students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and Gov. Pete Ricketts opposes designating parts of south-central and southwestern Nebraska as a National Heritage Area.

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Around Omaha

  • Omaha primary elections are too close to call with 12,000 outstanding ballots to be counted. Only 1,714 separate RJ Neary and Jasmine Harris for second place in the mayoral race. 
  • More than 900 applications pour in as Omaha launches its emergency rental assistance program through the Metro Area Continuum of Care.
  • clinical trial at UNMC will pay at least 600 UNO students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, in order to test if younger adults can transmit the virus after getting vaccinated.
  • Creighton University and CHI Health are contracted to become the third lab in the state to test for COVID-19 variants.
  • The priority candidate for UNO chancellor, Joanne Li, speaks with students and staff to hear their questions and concerns about her vision for the school’s future. 
  • Despite Mayor Jean Stothert’s dominant performance in Tuesday’s primary, experts say victory is not guaranteed in the May 11 general election.

Around Nebraska

Reed Moore’s Things To Do

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Best Food Trucks In Omaha:

The Dire Lion Grille & Chippy

  • 5402 S. 108th St. (usually)
  • Schedule varies

If you’re from the UK or simply have a soft spot for English-style food, you can’t go wrong ordering from The Dire Lion Grille & Chippy. This food truck features affordable pricing for warm delicacies that will make your day-in-the-life substantially more pleasant, thanks to great menu selections ranging from fish and chips to tikka masala.

You can view the menu online and know what you want by the time you show up to its favorite home base, Trucks & Taps. But you must check out the monthly schedule online to ensure The Dire Lion’s truck will be there that day. If so, your day just got infinitely better. If not, your date with Omaha’s premier British-flavored food truck – including, perhaps, a personalized food challenge – will be something to look forward to.

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