Adi Pour, Douglas County's health director, told the Board of Health on Wednesday that she will retire at the end of June.
Four Omaha-area school and city officials have joined teachers union leaders in pushing to ensure school employees get a share of COVID-19 vaccines.
Late voting results indicate these two new faces will join the Douglas County Board: Maureen Boyle and Mike Friend.
NEBRASKA VACCINE TRIALS
At Labor Day barbecues in Omaha this weekend, the pulled pork and potato salad need to be accompanied by bottles of hand sanitizer and face masks.
It would take 2,000 valid signatures from registered voters in County Board's District 3 to qualify Sen. Ernie Chambers to be on the ballot.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BAN
A majority of the Omaha City Council has voiced support for a mask requirement in the city, joining a growing body of people who say masks are necessary to control the pandemic.
Foes of County Board member Chris Rodgers are circulating a petition to put State Sen. Chambers on the ballot. Chambers said he would stand for election if organizers collect the required signatures.
Longtime board member Clare Duda, who had supported a controversial new juvenile justice center, was ousted by Mike Friend, who has the backing of the Omaha Police Officers Association.
The person would supervise the directors of the Douglas County Youth Center and Juvenile Assessment Center, the county’s disproportionate minority contact and compliance coordinator and leaders of other services.
The vote followed more than four hours of public testimony over the controversial proposal.
Resist the impulse to distrust
Millard Public Schools Superintendent Jim Sutfin told the Douglas County Board on Tuesday that lower-than-expected increases in property valua…
Three Omaha men have stepped to the forefront of local government in recent weeks. Their ascent is the latest evidence of racial progress in o…
FIRST IN THE WORLD-HERALD
While several black people have earned leadership roles on those various boards in the past, and it’s unclear if this event is a first, it’s a noteworthy occurrence for black elected officials to lead the three local government panels.
The Omaha turnback tax grants for 2018 will support a variety of cultural, historical and youth violence-prevention programs.
I agree with Dec. 24 Public Pulse writer Loren Hiatt on the Douglas County Board voting itself another raise (“Property owners pay for raises”).