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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy Guinea Pig Appreciation Day!
Those huggable furballs are tops with today’s news: The Union for Contemporary Art will begin renovations on a 107-year-old building on 24th Street, one of Change.org’s most-signed petitions was created by a Lincoln educator and political activist, and read the latest installment in the Black Church in Omaha series.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Portion of commercial air travel emissions caused by the most frequent 1 percent of fliers: 1/2
- Average portion of the global population that does not fly in a given year: 9/10
Source: Stefan Gössling, Lund University (Sweden)
- Check out Installment II in Leo Adam Biga’s Black Church in Omaha series for NOISE Omaha. The latest installment features Zion Baptist Church.
- The Union for Contemporary Art will renovate a 107-year-old building on 24th Street, doubling seating capacity and driving economic resources to the 24th Street district.
- The superintendent of Millard Public Schools, Jim Sutfin, will see a 4% boost in his salary, making his yearly total $252,946.51. Millard teachers’ salaries will increase 2.5%, on average.
- NOISE Omaha‘s Madison Johnson takes a deep dive into hair discrimination in the Olympic swimming pool.
- Listen to today’s episode of 1st Sky Omaha in the Morning.
- The Douglas County Fair runs today (Friday) through Sunday at Waterloo’s Sycamore Farms. There’s no cost for admission.
- Check out this Spanish-language resource guide for post-storm debris removal and food replacement sites, created by El Perico‘s Bridget Fogarty.
- One of Change.org’s most-signed petitions is for the Hands Up Act, which calls for a mandatory 15-year sentence for police officers who shoot unarmed civilians. The petition was created by Lincoln educator Travis Washington.
- Lincoln’s Lancaster Event Center will host the National High School Finals Rodeo, beginning Sunday, July 18.
- A WWII Navy fireman who died at Pearl Harbor will, after almost 80 years, be buried in his hometown of Atkinson, Nebraska.
- Nebraska collected almost $6 billion worth of taxes this past fiscal year, allowing the new property tax relief program to increase from $125 million to $548 million.
- Here’s what might happen in Nebraska when the federal eviction ban expires at the end of July, according to the Associated Press.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
~ Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee ~
- (402) 707-7546
- Saturdays at Old Market | Sundays at Baxter Arena
Since 2015, Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee has consistently won the Best of Omaha award for Best Coffee Roaster — and for good reasons. That recognition for coffee greatness makes this vendor an essential visit for any self-respecting coffee connoisseur in a city that loves coffee.
Tap Dancers is a profound local coffee company because it employs the finest strategies to procure ethical, healthy and specialty-grade coffee for you to enjoy in several contexts. It is also a brand that knows who, when and where its coffee comes from — so you can rest assured your morning, afternoon or even nightly cup is making a positive impact on the world in which you sip.
Curious visitors can sign up for a coffee subscription and delivery services. And with booths open at the Old Market and Baxter Arena locations, Tap Dancers offers the opportunity to dive into its next-level blends.
Omaha Farmers Market Guide written by Matt Casas. Published in The Reader. Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide will return on Monday!
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