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Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown
Happy National Paul Bunyan Day!
Even Babe the Blue Ox reads today’s news: Nebraska’s urban-rural vaccination-rate gap is the largest in the country, OPS summer school is all about hands-on learning, and don’t forget local veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder as 4th of July firework displays kick off.
~ Harper’s Index Fact of The Day ~
- Minimum number of state governments that are funding efforts to modify the weather with cloud seeding: 6
Source: Harper’s Research
- Summer school brings hands-on learning to Omaha Public Schools students.
- As fireworks rev up, keep in mind local veterans who might be struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Check out this update from Buddi3 Da Gawd about season two of 1st Sky Omaha.
- Two Omaha girls become Girls Inc. National Scholars.
- In honor of Sunday’s National HIV Testing Day, the Nebraska AIDS Project encourages locals to learn their status.
- With local COVID-19 Delta variant cases on the rise, parents make decisions about whether to allow their unvaccinated children to return to social spaces.
- Nebraska’s urban-rural vaccination-rate gap is the largest in the U.S.
- At its first networking event, Nebraska Black Women United hosts 150 women of color from a variety of career paths.
- Here’s an update on the Lincoln Indian Center’s powwow revitalization project.
- The Nebraska village of Unadilla, west of Nebraska City, receives $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Good Life Grooming, owned by two Nebraska women, adds wedding day services to its roster.
This Week in Your Local Government
- Douglas County health director retirement: Dr. Adi Pour will receive a Distinguished Citizen Award as well as recognition from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Mayor Jean Stothert during Tuesday’s board meeting. Pour has served as health director since 2002.
- Park rules: Laid over from the last meeting, the Omaha City Council will again vote on new park rules. Several citizens spoke at the June 15 meeting to oppose the new rules, arguing that city trails should be open for transportation at all times. The parks department is requesting that the City Council delay the vote again until the July 13 meeting.
- New TIF projects: Mastercraft LLC is seeking nearly $1.6 million in tax-increment financing to renovate a building and construct public green space at 1111 North 13th St. The City Council will also vote on over $3.5 million for a five-story, mixed-use building at 1819 Howard St. that would include 120-124 apartments and 20,000 square feet of first-floor commercial space.
- Chief of staff contract: The City Council will vote to approve the contract for Mayor Jean Stothert’s choice for chief of staff, former Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren Sr. Warren will be paid $150,000 a year, along with a $100,000 pension from his time as police chief, something opponents have criticized as “double dipping.”
Reed Moore’s Things To Do
Want to buy a souvenir that showcases Mexican or Latino culture? Check out El Vaquero (4910 S. 24th St.), which offers some of the best leather boots around. Or, if you’re looking for more variety, head to Plaza Latina on 24th and O streets. There, you can find a travel agency in case you want to visit a Latino country. And don’t forget to take a look at South O’s myriad mosaics while you’re shopping.
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