Police vaccinations, civil rights tour, COVID-19 disagreement
07/19/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • National case trends
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Reed Moore’s Daily Recap
Happly National exit day from the doghouse!
It usually starts with an apology for today’s news: 41% of Omaha police officers and 27% of Omaha firefighters are not vaccinated against the coronavirus, local students and principals visit historic rights sites civics in the southern United States and Nebraska and the federal CDC disagree on whether students exposed to COVID-19 should be quarantined.
~ The Harper’s Fact of the Day Index ~
- Percentage of Americans who think climate change is lowering home values in their area: 21
Source: Redfin (Seattle)
- This Lincoln Journal Star editorial attacks “draconian” voting restrictions.
- Lincoln officials say their removal of a homeless settlement was warranted, but local advocates are voicing concerns.
- According to this Slate article, Nebraska joins Texas and seven other states in opposing the DACA program, which a federal judge has just declared illegal.
- Read about the disagreement over proposals for new horse racing tracks – which could lead to more casinos – in the state.
- As students prepare to resume in-person learning, the state Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disagree on whether students exposed to COVID-19 must quarantine, leaving individual school districts to decide the matter.
- Nebraska will not seek reimbursement for state patrol vessels it deployed to the US-Mexico border last month.
This week in your local government
- Presentation of the city budget: Mayor Jean Stothert will present the 2022 city budget at the Omaha city council meeting on Tuesday. A public hearing on the city’s budget will then be held on August 3.
- TIF projects: Council will vote on four proposed projects requesting Tax Increase Funding (TIF): a request for $ 167,623 to transform a single-family home at 406 Woolworth Ave. into a five-unit townhouse, a request for $ 1.7 million to reuse an office building with “historic character” at 1402 Jones St., a request for $ 920,000 to rehabilitate three buildings and create 18 apartments in 15th and Farnam streets, and $ 17.5 million for the controversial Warhorse Casino at 6303 Q St.
- Executive Deputy Chief of Police: The Omaha Police Department has sought approval to create an executive deputy chief with 6% specialty pay. Chief Todd Schmaderer said during the July 13 public hearing that he would not create a new post or increase the police budget. The executive assistant would be chosen from among the five deputy heads and would take over if Schamderer was unable to perform his duties.
- Departmental Council: The Douglas County Council of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday to hold a hearing on the 2021/2022 County Budget. The board will also receive a monthly correctional service report before visiting the correctional facility later Tuesday.
Check out the full agendas for Omaha City Council and County Commissioners Council for Tuesday, July 20.
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reiscover North O!
~ North O! Historic places ~
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation
- 3448 Evans Street
- (800) 645-9287
- [email protected]
- Mon – Fri: By appointment only, Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sun: By appointment only
Located just five minutes northwest of 24th and Lake streets, the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is a 17-acre park honoring the life and legacy of Malcolm X, born in Omaha in 1925. Complete with a historical marker and a A replica of Malcolm’s birthplace, Malcolm X’s birthplace has become a valuable resource for the community of North Omaha.
Monday through Thursday for the rest of July, Reed Moore will feature one article per day from Mark McGaugh’s Discover North O! guide.
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