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Reed Moore Newsletter | Friday, April 10

Friday, April 10 Support us by becoming a member and following us on Twitter and Facebook View our guide to local resources at Good morning, Today we have stories about Gov. Ricketts quasi stay-at-home order, State Sen. Tony Vargas sharing his family’s struggle with Covid-19 and the status of the $600 the federal government promised to add 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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Sick Buildings

Sick Buildings Take two aspirin and build me in the morning by Michael Braunstein My house was built in 1907. The Titanic had not yet sailed in 1907. In 1907, Thomas Edison was just getting into the swing of things as an inventor and the primary source of lighting was sunlight or gas fixtures. To […]

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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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Come What? May?

Come What!? May? by Michael Braunstein Ride it. Don’t fight it. So now, in the strangest spring of our lifetimes, just to make it stranger, we are told to remain strangers until at least May. Let us remember that the axiom, “survival of the fittest,” is false. For it is not the fittest that survive. […]

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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 […]