Lactation education

No more lactation room, Omaha public library controversy, Chief Big Elk


09/23/21Nebraska Vaccine DataNational Case Trends


Sculptor Travis Apel probes the very essence of natural materials, here delving into the past, present and future, and asking how these essential building blocks affect the land, the landscape, our existence and, most importantly, how we react.

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International Day of Sign Languages

Today’s news reminds us that there are an estimated 72 million deaf people in the world: State Capitol lactation room removed, Chief Big Elk’s ancestors express excitement about a tribute and officials say the Omaha Public Library will remain public.

Correction: Reed Moore’s subject line yesterday should have stated that a Bellevue manager was in charge of DUI.


Harper’s Index Facts of the day

1. Number of US prisoners who applied for compassionate release from the Bureau of Prisons during the pandemic last year: 30,969
2. Number of these detainees whose applications were approved: 36
3. Minimum number of people who died while their applications were pending: 35

Source: Federal Bureau of Prisons


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Around Omaha

Around Nebraska

  • State lawmakers still haven’t reached a cutting agreement.
  • ‘This is what misogyny is’: Nebraska State Capitol the lactation room is removed and transformed into a man’s office.
  • The State Department of Health and Human Services is launching its “Nebraska Needs You” suicide prevention campaign.
  • Mark Brohman, outgoing executive director of the Nebraska Environmental Trust, takes on a new role as the first executive director of the Wachiska Audubon Society of Lincoln.

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As the delta variant spreads through the community, remember to get fully vaccinated and mask up – even if you’re fully vaxxed – before going to public gatherings. Find more music content hereand check out the local guides on our Things to do page.



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