08/09/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • National case trends

Obed Sanchez-Liborio started his bakery business selling chocolate chip cookies in high school and unexpectedly developed it into a
recognizable force in the Omaha culinary scene.

Try his food at Bad Seed Coffee & Supply and The Switch through August 15.

Chris Bowling story. Posted in The reader.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy National Book Lovers Day

Today’s news says the Moore you Reed, the Moore you know: flash floods hit Omaha, man hurls racist words at Walmart employee in Lincoln, and Nebraska native and former Husker helps the US women’s volleyball team to win gold.

Harper’s magazine Fact of the day

A dark rattlesnake was found to be dead 15,000 years ago inside the jawbone of a behemoth.

Source: Harper’s Magazine Findings, July 2021, by Rafil Kroll-Zaidi

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • “When you’re in America, you better learn our language”: Man claiming to be a former firefighter hurts racist remarks at Lincoln Walmart employee. A similar incident occurred on Grand Island in late July.
  • A heat advisory for eastern Nebraska is in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today.
  • The U.S. women’s volleyball team clinches its first Olympic gold – in part thanks to former Nebraska native Husker Jordan Larson, whose cleat won match point.
  • Take a look at the state’s Genoa Indian School, where Native American children have suffered forced assimilation and abuse. Like other American Indian Residential Schools, the Genoa Indian School will be subject to a review, including a school cemetery investigation, with the Federal Indian Boarding School Truth Initiative.
  • At Friday’s meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Education, a passionate crowd disagrees over the state’s most recent health education standards.
  • As the Nebraska Public Power District considers decarbonization, it seeks customer feedback.

This week in your local government

  • Rezoning: Omaha City Council will vote on several ordinances to rezone residential properties, many of which will face opposition from neighbors.
  • Nebraska Humanitarian Society (NHS): City council will vote on a deal with the Nebraska Humane Society for animal control services until 2023. The NHS has called for an 18.05% increase in fees from 2020 to pay for increased wages and salaries. security requirements.
  • Human Resources Committee: After the Douglas County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday morning, the board will meet for a human resources committee meeting. The committee will discuss issues such as increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors and the impact of COVID-19 on employees.

Every week, The reader selects important items on the agenda of the Douglas County Commissioners Council and Omaha City Council. Check out the full agendas for Omaha City Council and County Commissioners Council for Tuesday, August 10, and tune in here to Douglas County Council at 9 a.m. and Omaha City Council at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

~ Check out your local library ~

Omaha has top-notch libraries, thanks to the city’s affinity for reading – and thanks to the employees, from librarians to custodians, who keep the books on the shelves and the warm atmosphere. If you haven’t visited a library in your city yet, what are you waiting for?

Libraries have long been a haven for all walks of life, including singles. You can get lost in the aisles of their shelves in the name of discovery, or ask for a literary recommendation from a librarian. In any case, count on healthy pleasure.

Bonus: The Omaha Public Library has plenty of educational programs, ranging from neat workshops and guest speakers, to groups of writers in which literary creators receive friendly feedback. Check out the library’s calendar of events for more information.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 24, Reed Moore will feature a daily article by Matt Casas Being single in Omaha To guide. As the Delta variant spreads throughout the community, be sure to get vaccinated and mask yourself – even if you’re completely vaxxed – before checking out these activities.

Find more local guides on our Things to do page.

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