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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Fudge Day!
The perfect recipe for Hump Day? Fudge and today’s news: UNO helps the Biden administration establish a strategy to fight domestic terrorism, the Joslyn Art Museum unveils a new exhibit, and plans for an accessible playground at Zorinsky Lake are on the horizon.
~ Harper’s Index Facts of The Day ~
- Percentage of Swiss voters who supported a March initiative to ban women from wearing niqabs or burqas in public: 51.
- Estimated number of Swiss women who wear niqabs: 30.
- Estimated number of Swiss women who wear burqas: 0.
Source: 1. Swiss Federal Chancellery (Bern); 2 & 3. Andreas Tunger-Zanetti, University of Lucerne (Switzerland)
- UNO’s National Counterterrorism Innovation Technology and Education Center lends a hand in establishing the Biden administration’s strategy to fight domestic terrorism.
- An accessible playground is coming to Zorinsky Lake, thanks to three Omaha women.
- Local animal control officers remind pet owners to keep their dogs indoors, not tied up outside or in a hot car.
- A 14-year-old girl ties for 43rd place in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after making it to the quarterfinals.
- The Joslyn Art Museum debuts a new exhibit — American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939 — that centers the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression, and illuminates social inequities in these eras.
- A survey by insurance marketplace QuoteWizard ranks Omahans as the worst drivers in the U.S.
- A dearth of volunteers at the Siena Francis House has an “enormous impact” on the homeless shelter.
- Six Nebraskans sustain injuries from a boat explosion in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks.
- Gov. Pete Ricketts slams critical race theory, calling it “an attack on our country’s core values.”
- UNL reverses social distancing protocols in classrooms.
- A same-sex couple is finally able to legally adopt the 3-year-old daughter they raised since her birth.
This Week in Your Local Government
The Douglas County health director reports a stagnant pandemic recovery, and the Omaha City Council delays a vote on city park rules.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Omaha City Council meet separately Tuesday to discuss the Douglas County Department of Corrections resuming services for incarcerated people, the state of the pandemic, $6.2 million in tax-increment financing in Blackstone and a controversial new city park rule change. Click here to read more.
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
South Omaha Branch Post Office
4730 S. 24th St.
If you love architecture, the post office building is a must-see South Omaha attraction. The post office was built in 1899 and features a Classical Revival front with giant columns and Roman Corinthian capitals. Inside, the lead glass windows are beautifully maintained.
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