A bill from state Sen. Terrell McKinney aims to strengthen police oversight in Omaha and Lincoln, but some activists have already taken matters into their own hands.
Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Today we have stories about a massive effort to vaccinate Douglas County meatpackers, NOISE founder Dawaune Lamont Hayes failing to qualify for the Omaha mayoral race, and a financial error by the Sarpy County treasurer that put him in legal trouble.
- Citing a lack of evidence, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine declines to charge a grandmother with negligent child abuse in the death of her 20-month-old grandson, who died of a fentanyl overdose. Klein says this is the first case he has heard of in the metro area of such a young child dying from fentanyl intoxication.
- OneWorld Community Health Centers in South Omaha is undergoing a massive effort to vaccinate roughly 4,000 meatpacking workers at five plants in Douglas County.
- To address Omaha’s housing shortage, Siena Francis House is developing a neighborhood of tiny houses, building 50 units near 16th and Charles streets.
- Dawaune Lamont Hayes, founder and president of NOISE Omaha, turns in signatures to enter the Omaha mayor race, but the Douglas County Election Commission isn’t able to verify enough signatures for Hayes to qualify for the ballot.
- In an effort to increase voter turnout, all registered voters in Omaha and Lincoln will receive ballot request cards for the April 6 city election primaries.
- A financial error by the Sarpy County treasurer’s office causes Millard Public Schools to miss out on a $2.4 million tax payment, while the Bellevue School District is overpaid by $2.3 million. The Sarpy County board votes unanimously to take legal action against the treasurer to remove him from office.
- The Appropriation Committee in Nebraska’s Legislature votes to set aside $115 million to address the state’s prison overcrowding. The money is not officially appropriated, so it can’t be spent yet.
- Nebraska lawmakers advance a bill that would allow restaurants to permanently offer carry-out cocktails and mixed drinks with to-go orders.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do For St. Patrick’s Day
Get Your Green On (Lincoln)
- 2332 Cotner Blvd. Suite C, Lincoln
- March 14
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- $5 per person
Jolly Beans Magic Castle – the premiere place in Lincoln to score some magic tricks and jokes – is holding its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This is going to be great entertainment for kids, so if you’ve got some young ones, bring them down to Lincoln the Sunday before the holiday.
There will be magic shows from noon to 3 p.m. to amaze your inner child. Moreover, there will be Sparky the bounce dragon, loads of cotton candy and popcorn, and plenty of games with prizes.
Guests can reserve seats to ensure they can enjoy all that the Magic Castle has to offer on this fine St. Patrick’s Day celebration. If you and your children do not feel well, please do not attend.
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