I-80 building, solar battery energy, elevated police presence – Omaha Reader

09/07/21 • Nebraska Vaccine Dates. • National Case Trends

Depending on where you live, you may not be within walking distance or have transportation to get to a grocery store that sells fresh fruits and vegetables, said Lisa Steinbach, a registered nutritionist with OneWorld Community Health Centers.
Photo by Bridget Fogarty. Story by Karlha Velásquez Rivas. Published in El Perico, the reader’s bilingual (Spanish / English) sister publication.

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Happy National Fashion day!

Today’s news suggests dressing on the nines: An I-80 construction project begins, Nebraska sees its first solar battery project, and the North 24th Street Business Improvement District and Omaha Police Department are developing a security plan that will increase police presence.

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  1. Part of the emoji users who want more options to reflect their personal look and identity: 3/5
  2. Those who think emojis are an important tool to create “unity, respect and understanding”: 3/4

Source: Adobe (San Jose, CA)

Around Omaha

  • Today is the first day of a construction project on I-80 that is slated to last through November. Expect traffic around 84th Street; These are the recommended detour routes.
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers is trying to vaccinate the population of South Omaha.
  • Visit Part III of the Black Women Business Owners series from NOISE Omaha. The episode shows Sharnelle Shelton’s Onyx Street Boutique from North Omaha – and her beloved “Audacious Women of Omaha” t-shirt.
  • After the violence on the weekend of July 4th, the North 24th Street Business Improvement District and the Omaha Police Department tabled a security plan that includes increased police presence in the area.
  • Learn more about the Blue Bucket Project on a mission to clean up Omaha.
  • In a car accident on West Dodge Road, one person is killed and another is seriously injured.

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