On Thursday afternoon, 96 arrested protesters gathered at Culxr House on North 24th Street Thursday afternoon to organize and connect with ACLU of Nebraska legal sources. In talks with attendees, a single fact became apparent.
This movement is far from over.
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Today we have stories about expansion of Eppley Airport being placed on hold, an Omaha clinical research facility running trials for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the ACLU of Nebraska hosting an event for the 120 recently arrested protesters.
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- A clinical research facility founded in Omaha is operating eight of the 89 labs running trials for a coronavirus vaccine. The company is looking for 350 volunteers from Omaha to be involved in the trial.
- The ACLU of Nebraska and Omaha police offer different suggestions for how to prevent future mass arrests during protests and where the blame for Saturday’s arrests fall.
- The Douglas County Jail reported 11 more workers and two more inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus.
- Metro transit elected a new CEO to lead the company during expansion efforts in Omaha and Sarpy county.
- A legal aid event was held by the ACLU of Nebraska at Culxr House to help the 120 arrested protesters know their rights and their options going forward.
- Adi Pour, the Douglas County health director, will discuss the potential mask mandate for Omaha at a press conference today.
- Expansion efforts planned at Eppley Airport were placed on hold by the Omaha Airport Authority.
Around the State
- A candidate fro the University of Nebraska Board of Regents withdrew from the race because he believes he will be needed on the Millard Public Schools Board during the pandemic.
- Nebraskans will, most likely, be voting on a proposal to cap interest rates on payday loans at 36%.
- A bill that proposed allowing teachers to use physical intervention against violent and disruptive students did not receive enough votes to continue in this legislative session.
- Meatpacking plant workers’ concerns will be heard by Nebraska legislators in a public hearing set for next Thursday.
- Despite the pandemic, six new, small businesses in Council Bluffs decided to open.
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