Police use pepper balls, state penitentiary flap, rural development director


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By Léo Adam Biga. Originally posted in NOISE. Reposted in The reader.



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Bundle up and join today’s news by going door-to-door to spread the holiday cheer: According to the Omaha World-Herald, Omaha Police use pepperballs when called to disperse a crowd after a Saturday night party turns violent, former State Senator Kate Bolz will be the next rural development director for the Nebraska for the United States Department of Agriculture, and according to Nebraska Public Media, an attempt to place a secret listening device in a kitchen cupboard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary resulted in the dismissal of a smuggling case in a prison, the departure of a senior prison official and the disclosure of communication problems.


Harper’s Index Da factsYes

  1. Number of decline in enrollment at US universities over the past five years: 1,500,000
  2. Percentage of decline attributable to male students: 71

Source: National Student Clearinghouse (Herndon, Virginia)


For national trends in COVID-19 cases and vaccination, click here.


Around Omaha

  • To verify NOISE’s abortion and reproductive health resource guide.
  • the Omaha World-Herald offers one week of free access to digital content, thanks to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
  • According to Omaha World-Herald, Omaha police use pepperballs when called to disperse a crowd, estimated by officers to be “several hundred”, after a Saturday night party turns violent.
  • Here’s what the $ 768.2 billion defense clearance bill passed by Congress could mean for Nebraska.
  • Discussions by the river sit with 1st Sky Omahaby Paul B. Allen IV.

Around Nebraska

  • Nebraska Continues to Set Records for Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. History
  • According to Nebraska Public Media, an attempt to place a secret listening device in a kitchen cupboard at the Nebraska State Penitentiary resulted in the dismissal of a smuggling case in a prison, the departure of a senior prison official and the disclosure of communication problems. To Reed Moore, watch this interview with Nebraska Public Media senior producer / reporter Bill Kelly, who is investigating why the case has not gone to trial.
  • Sarah Stoesz, president of the Upper Midwest branch of Planned Parenthood, is stepping down after nearly two decades.
  • Kate Bolz, a former state senator, will be the next Nebraska Rural Development Director for the US Department of Agriculture. Bolz was appointed by President Joe Biden.
  • Here’s what a state-run adolescent psychiatric facility could do for troubled youth in Nebraska, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
  • At least 24 tornadoes stormed the state last week.

Presented by Reader government reporter Anton Johnson.

  • Electoral redistribution: Omaha City Council will vote on the new boundaries for the city council’s seven districts at Tuesday’s meeting. Council added an amendment to retain part of downtown in District 2 after community feedback.
  • Collective agreement : The city council will vote Tuesday a collective agreement with the group of functional employees. The agreement requires a qualified majority of five votes.
  • Departmental Council: The Douglas County Council of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday to receive an update on the Justice Center’s project programs and a presentation from University of Nebraska Medical Campus Chancellor Jeff Gold on Project NExT, a public-private partnership aimed at improving public health infrastructure.

Every week, The readerAnton Johnson of Anton Johnson picks important items on the agenda of Omaha City Council and Douglas County Commissioners Council. Check out the full City Council and Council of Commissioners agendas for Tuesday, December 21, and connect here to Douglas County Council at 9 a.m. and
Omaha City Council at 2 p.m. Tuesday.


The Blues Society of Omaha participates in holiday jams at B. Bar on Thursday, December 23, writes Reader Hoodoo Blues columnist BJ Huchtemann.

As the COVID-19 variants spread throughout the community, don’t forget to get vaccinated, boosted, and masked before watching the shows.
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