09/15/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends


Piccolo Pete’s

The legacy of Anthony Piccolo’s beloved dining establishment lives
on as Piccolo’s grandson prepares to reopen.

Story by Sara Locke. Published in The Reader.



Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy Greenpeace Day

Today’s news urges everyone to respect our environment: Nebraska prisons are severely understaffed, Omaha’s Union for Contemporary Art spotlights the history of de facto segregation, and learn how Democrats and Republicans differ on redistricting in Omaha.


Harper’s Index Facts of the Day

1. Percentage of Europeans who would prefer to have packages delivered by a robot or drone instead of a human: 35
2. Who would like to see artificial intelligence replace some of their legislative representatives: 51

Source: Oscar Jonsson, IE University (Madrid)



Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • “We can only conclude that this crisis has grown alarmingly worse”: Nebraska prisons are severely understaffed, according to a report by the Office of the Inspector General.
  • Decline to Sign Nebraska, which is committed to ensuring that Nebraskans do not sign a petition for voters to show government-issued IDs before they can vote, convenes in front of the Nebraska State Capitol.
  • Carol Frost — the 76-year-old mother of Huskers football coach Scott Frost — sets national records in the shot put and discus, and is chosen female athlete of the year at the Cornhusker State Games.
  • Lose your coronavirus vaccination card? Here’s how to acquire a new one.

In Your Local Government

The Douglas County Board pays its respects to the late Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle during Tuesday’s meeting. The Omaha City Council also meets to debate rezoning in the Keystone area.

Read local government reporter Anton Johnson’s full article for The Reader here.


Reed Moore’s Things To Do:
Larkin Poe at Slowdown Sept. 16

Larkin Poe, a GRAMMY-nominated roots-rock sister duo
consisting of Rebecca and Megan Lovell, is coming to Omaha.

Event Pick by Efren Cortez. Published in The Reader.

As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up — even if you’re fully vaxxed — before going to shows.
Find more music content here, and check out local guides on our Things To Do page.



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