Republicans are increasingly using food — especially beef — as a cudgel in the culture war. In statements, tweets, and fundraising emails, prominent GOP governors and senators have accused climate-minded Democrats of trying to push Americans to eat less red meat.
Catch up with today’s vaccination updates, data reports on new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported by health officials across Nebraska and Iowa. Keep scrolling to find helpful links and other related information, including phone numbers to call for help getting signed up for your vaccine.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced that the Saturday afternoon’s undergraduate commencement ceremonies at Memorial Stadium will be moved ahead from a 4 p.m. start to a 3 p.m. start to help avoid the possibility of thunderstorms in the late afternoon.
With viral cases declining and states and localities easing restrictions, businesses have added jobs for four straight months, the Labor Department said Friday. Still, the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1% from 6% in March.
Republican lawmakers in Kansas are split over proposals to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports, limit efforts to track down close contacts of people with the coronavirus and compensate businesses that closed or faced restrictions early in the pandemic.
Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to watered-down coronavirus protections for meatpacking workers, but the measure faces opposition even though many plants are already following the proposed requirements.