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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy International Earth Day

Today’s news is dedicated to saving Mother Earth: Boys Town is building an education center, Eppley Airfield says travel is picking up after a slow year, and Nebraska lawmakers advance police-training and accountability measure.

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Around Omaha

  • Boys Town High School will be demolished to make room for a $30 million, three-story education center, expected to open in 2023.
  • Eppley Airfield says March 2021 was its busiest month since the pandemic began. Flights to LAX will resume on May 6, and a new nonstop daily connection from Omaha to New York’s LaGuardia Airport will start Nov. 2. 
  • A 19-year-old man, accused of discharging a firearm at police who were chasing him, is held on $2 million bail. The man says he didn’t know it was an unmarked police vehicle that was chasing him. 
  • The Centers for Disease Control reports STD rates hit a record high in 2019, and Douglas County was above the national average. This is the sixth year in a row that STDs have reached an all-time high. 
  •  A day care outbreak of COVID-19 in March is the first known outbreak of the U.K. variant, causing 92 percent of children to be symptomatic, according the Douglas County Health Department.
  • Chris Baker, a KFAB radio personality, has been fired after a now-deleted and offensive tweet referencing the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial went viral. Baker says he uploaded the wrong picture and states, “That’s not who I am.”

Around Nebraska

  • This year’s Leopold Conservation Award has been granted to the Switzer family of Loup County. The family owns the Sand Hills Ranch and operates a tourism business.
  • Starting Monday, the Sarpy County Treasurer’s Office will reduce an hour of operation to avoid long wait times and improve service.
  • While other states are closing prisons, Nebraska is pushing to build a facility that will cost $230 million. Meanwhile, state senators are asking to invest the money in education, housing and healthcare.
  • After the guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, Nebraska lawmakers give initial approval to a proposal that will make police, sheriffs and state patrol deputies more accountable and will give them yearly training focusing on de-escalating conflicts. 

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Your Spring Move-In Guide
Week One: Seeds of Mental Preparation

The first week of the eight-week process involves starting several larger tasks to cement your move. Searching for a home has been stressful. At this point, you are far enough away from your moving date that it may seem increasingly appetizing to procrastinate. This could be fatal in the long term.

Additionally, during the first week, decide if you will move alone or with a moving service. To hire movers properly, carefully examine your budget, how far away you are moving, and the moving company options.

Next, it is recommended you visit the area you wish to move to, not only to ensure you will enjoy the change of scenery but also to get an idea of the expenses. If you require a roommate, it will be good to secure one ahead of time – especially for a new location.

If you have children, you may want to discuss the move with them, as it could help everyone during this transition. You will also want to research schooling options at this time.

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