The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts announced its closure due to the pandemic, but the center has announced its availability to view in person under new guidelines through Aug. 15.
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Today we have stories about the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts opening up to in-person viewings, a bill to ban second trimester abortions stalling in the current legislative session and the state legislature rejecting a late introduction for a bill to enforce stricter coronavirus safety measures in meatpacking plants.
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- Omaha Public Schools officials gave a preview of the cleaning procedures, technology usage and seating arrangements that will be implemented in all schools this fall.
- The Douglas County board voted in favor of using $1.85 million of federal coronavirus relief funds to purchase a mobile command center for the county sheriff to use when distributing aid.
- The Rose Theater joined 41 children’s theaters nationwide in a project to teach children about race through a virtual play.
- After 120 people were arrested at a protest on Saturday, many discrepancies between police reports and protestors accounts of the night have been revealed.
- The Omaha Children’s Museum is reopening with safety restrictions on Aug. 15.
- Douglas County has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus cases.
Around the State
- Organizers of the Heartland Marathon say the race will go on as scheduled with staggered starting times.
- The controversial bill to ban second trimester abortions in the state does not have enough votes to prevent a filibuster. However, the bill’s sponsor says she will continue to try and gain the proposal votes.
- A bill to require increased coronavirus safety measures in meatpacking plants was not permitted to be introduced after the bill filing deadline.
- A UNMC doctor calls the rapid rise in Nebraska’s coronavirus cases disconcerting.
- The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature pulled together a group of seven state senators to find compromises on important bills before the current session ends.
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