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Not Even Death Escapes COVID’s Disruption

The harsh reality of pandemic-restricted gatherings has cut attendance by about half from pre-COVID 19 services at Jon Reichmuth’s Funeral Homes in Elkhorn, Yutan and Bennington.   This is by far the biggest instant change they’ve ever had to deal with, said Reichmuth, a 44-year tenured funeral director. “One day it was here and we had to figure out how to […]

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“We’re Not Even Close”: Protections for Plant Workers Continue to Lag as Workers Fear Increased Infections

By Chris Bowling The cars lined up outside the church under wispy clouds and cool Spring weather, idling over the faded cement parking lot. Jose Gayatan turned off the ignition to his Ford F-350 van, pulled the mask over his face and walked toward Iglesia Evangélica Bethania Pentecostés. The 42-year-old construction worker has spent half […]

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The Reader Interview with Don Bacon

The Reader interviewed Republican Congressman Don Bacon on Oct. 17, 2020 about issues ranging from racial inequality, COVID-19, climate change and the race against his Democrat opponent, Kara Eastman. The matchup in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District a rematch from 2018 where the Congressman won by a slim margin. *** Chris Bowling: I want to just […]

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Failure to Address COVID-19, Racial Justice, Call A Special Session Ends Frustrating 2020 Session

If someone said the Nebraska Legislature failed the state in 2020, they wouldn’t be wrong. That’s how State Senator Machaela Cavanaugh, of District 6 in Omaha, feels after the body did little to address calls to address the state’s most pressing issues. “I was definitely depressed and disappointed,” she said. “A lot of the depression […]

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A New Social Reform Movement

As social reform protests sweep the world in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, America’s at a crossroads. Millennial energy feeds this movement taking to the streets, social media platforms and seats of power, demanding to overhaul oppressive dominant white culture systems. This organic coalition to remedy injustice is aligned independent of political party or center […]

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Covid-19 Omaha resource guide

Updated on April 1 1:03 p.m. Caps on public gatherings. Large community events shuttering. Public officials from the local to federal levels scrambling. The Covid-19 crisis has shifted dramatically in Omaha leaving many adapting day by day, hour by hour to a slew of guidelines, information and public emergency notices. In an effort to provide […]