Omaha’s restaurant goers will again decide which eatery comes out on top in Omaha Restaurant Madness.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about gas prices at a seven-year high in the Omaha metro, the OPS Education Board approving new career academies and pathways for high schools, and Nebraskans ages 50-64 starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Drivers in the Omaha metro are taking a hit in the pocketbook from gas prices climbing to $3.10, a seven-year high.
- Omahans start to receive $1,400 stimulus payments from the American Rescue Plan.
- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says her “lasting love” is for her late husband during her first public remarks since his passing. She also thanked her competitors for pausing their campaigns to show respect.
- Omaha health experts are raising concerns about the effect of the pandemic on childrenand teens, pointing to an increase in anxiety and depression.
- A data mix-up at the Douglas County Health Department results in only seven new casesof COVID-19 being reported and only one death.
- The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education votes to approve new career academies and pathways. Parents shared their concerns at a meeting, saying the plan is being rushed and lacking communication.
- Lincoln’s public high schools return to full-time in-person learning, keeping remote learning an option.
- Nebraskans in the 50-64 age group are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, as the state enters phase 2A of its vaccine rollout plan.
- Nebraska lawmakers advance a bill that would allow livestock producers to sell directly to customers, hoping to promote farm-to-table meat sales.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do In The Spring
Admire Historic Architecture
Saint Cecilia Cathedral
701 N 40th St., Omaha
It’s easy to forget that this city features amazing architectural achievements. When Saint Cecilia was consecrated in 1959, it was in the top ten of America’s largest cathedrals.
Today, the cathedral’s design remains striking. People of any religious background can appreciate placing the building’s design among the Spanish Renaissance – a style that isn’t so common in this region anymore.
Saint Cecilia is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily, and you can find the Mass schedule online. If you are feeling healthy, a visit to this divine site built by human hands may be just what the season calls for.
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