Data debacle, sexual assault charge, fire at Lincoln Correctional Center

25/10/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • National case trends

During the summer of 2021, The reader tasked journalist Addie Costello with traveling all of the city’s Omaha metro bus lines. From Florence to Bellevue, from Westroads to downtown, she spoke with passengers to hear their stories and ask a key question: Does Omaha’s transit system work for people who have it? most needed?

To verify Radio playerThe new podcast episode of, produced and edited by Addie Costello.

Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown

Happy International Art Day

Today’s news can’t imagine a world without music, literature and paintings: Dive into the state’s reduced COVID-19 dashboard data, former Waterloo volunteer firefighter Brandon Hanusek accused of First-degree sexual assault and a fire at Lincoln’s Community Correctional Center sends two people to the hospital, according to the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.

Harper’s Index Today’s facts

  1. Chance of a US election official feeling “unsafe” in their job: 1 in 3
  2. That he is worried about death threats: 1 in 5
  3. Percentage of local election officials in the United States planning to resign or retire before the 2024 election: 22

Sources: 1 & 2. Brennan Center for Justice (NYC)
3. Paul Manson, Reed College (Portland, Oregon)

Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

Presented by Reader government reporter Anton Johnson.

  • New departmental commissioner: Roger Garcia is chosen to replace the late Mike Boyle on the Douglas County Council of Commissioners. He will be the county’s first Latino representative. Garcia, a former member of the Metropolitan Community College board of governors, lost to Boyle in last year’s Democratic primary for the seat by just three votes. Garcia will begin his term in the coming weeks and serve until the seat is on the ballot in 2024.
  • Douglas County Youth Center: The board will receive a presentation on the Douglas County Youth Center and data on the Douglas County Juvenile Justice Initiative at Tuesday’s meeting.
  • More city contracts: In previous Omaha City Council meetings, council member Vinny Palermo raised concerns about agreements with private contractors for snow plow inspection and oversee the replacement of road signs. During this week’s meeting, city council will vote on other deals with various contractors for things like sidewalk snow and ice removal and oversee the repair of retaining walls.
  • Affordable Housing TIF: The city council will hold a public hearing on a TIF loan of $ 3.4 million for an affordable housing development on the former Wintergreen Apartment site. The project will include 87 multi-generational single-family homes.

Every week, The reader‘s Anton Johnson picks important items on the agenda of Omaha City Council and Douglas County Council of Commissioners. See the whole municipal Council and Council of Commissioners agendas for Tuesday October 26 and log in here at Douglas County Council at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Reed Moore Presents Events From Reader Hoodoo Blues columnist BJ Huchtemann’s October Roundup, “Eclectic Energies”. This week, Paul Nelson is tapping into the Ozone Lounge on Thursday, October 28, and Gabe Stillman will perform at The B. Bar Friday October 29.

As the delta variant spreads in the community, don’t forget to get yourself fully immunized
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The Funny Daily

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