04/26/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends

The Trolley Problem … in Space!

Stowaway asks an ethical question it doesn’t want to answer.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Pretzel Day

Today’s news won’t leave you twisted in knots: A nationwide rental-car shortage frustrates travelers at Eppley Airfield, Omaha’s food truck season kicks into high gear, and National Drug Take Back Day helps people safely and legally dispose of prescription medicine.

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Around Omaha

  • The Nebraska State Patrol and the Omaha Police Department arrest an Omaha man in a drag-racing incident on Abbott Drive. A teenager and 4-month-old baby are in the car with him, according to authorities.
  • Even though Eppley Airfield has its highest number of travelers last month since the pandemic started, a nationwide shortage of rental cars is causing frustration.
  • Metoyer’s Event Center holds opportunities for Black business owners at the weekly Black Business Expo. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to exchange goods and services, network and keep the wealth within the Black community.
  • Omaha’s food truck season is kicking into high gear as more people are vaccinated. Trucks and Taps hosts the biggest food truck event of the year to date.
  • Students for Sustainability gather at Memorial Park to bring attention to climate justice, air pollution and rising sea levels. About 40 people attend the march, and many others support the event by honking as they drive by.
  • Students for Sustainability gathered at Memorial Park on Saturday to bring attention to climate justice, air pollution and rising sea levels. About 40 people attended the march, and many others supported the event by honking as they drove by. 

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska pharmacies are ready to reintroduce the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccineafter it was cleared by a federal advisory panel following cases of blood clotting in some patients. 
  • Around 423 pounds of unused or expired prescriptions were collected during the drop-off at a Hy-Vee parking lot in Papillion during the National Drug Take Back Day, allowing people to safely and legally dispose of prescription medicine at pharmacies across Nebraska. 
  • A Nebraska team of 8th- to 11th-graders is selected by NASA to build a satellite to test solar power generation, making these students the first Nebraskans chosen by NASA for this type of program.

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Your Spring Move-In Guide
Week Three: Three Steps Closer

Now that you have picked a moving company, you need to schedule its  services. Remember you are moving during peak season – an expensive season. Moving on a weekend will likely lead to even more costs.

Whether you are planning a DIY move or utilizing a moving company, you will need to get boxes – perhaps a combination of newspaper and bubble wrap as well. It might be an intelligent move to take inventory of everything you will be packing to estimate the number of supplies you will require. Re-use boxes and other packing supplies whenever possible.

Next, you may require a new insurance plan for the move. However, that depends on how far away your new destination awaits, as well as your current health insurance coverage. Now would be an excellent time to find out. But if you are moving for work, you likely don’t have to worry about this.

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