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Evictions Could Increase Within Next Few Weeks in Nebraska

With the federal pandemic moratorium on evictions expiring at the end of July, a Nebraska nonprofit group warns there will likely be an increase in evictions throughout August.

Old Hospital in Walthill Being Restored

A historic hospital in Walthill, Nebraska is being restored. The facility was built by a local Northeast Nebraska doctor in 1912. Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte became the first Native American female physician in the nation in 1889. 'Dr. Susan,' as she was affectionately referred to, raised money with help from a local church to build the 'Picotte Center' hospital, making it the first built on a reservation without federal funding.

CDC Changes 10 Nebraska Counties COVID-19 Transmission

With the rise of the Delta variant, there's now a renewed focus on tracking county-level transmission. The CDC has four classifications for community transmission – from low, moderate, substantial and high. Those counties with substantial or high should, under new CDC guidelines, wear masks in some indoor places.

Nebraska College Requiring Student Vaccinations for the Fall

A private institution in Nebraska will be requiring students to get vaccinated before the fall semester or soon after. Doane College isn't requiring staff to be vaccinated, stating 82 percent of them already have been vaccinated.

Nebraska College Requiring Student Vaccinations for the Fall

A private institution in Nebraska will be requiring students to get vaccinated before the fall semester or soon after. Doane College isn't requiring staff to be vaccinated, stating 82 percent of them already have been vaccinated.

Pandemic precautions come at a cost for Yazidis' healthcare

Yazidi refugees in Nebraska face language barriers, social stigma, and economic hardships, but the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issues. Local groups and researchers are trying to help alleviate the barriers.

Creighton expert: Battle Against Delta Variant requires strategy

Vaccinations, new mask guidance all part of confronting the "enemy"

Bryan Medical Center: We're Frustrated with Virus Resurgence

Officials at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln say they're frustrated by a resurgence of coronavirus in the Lincoln area and have had to re-open their COVID treatment department. Bryan Medical Center is currently treating 25 COVID-positive patients and an additional seven patients who are in need of critical care but are no longer COVID positive. CEO John Woodrich says things have changed over the past few weeks.

COVID-19's effect on the quality of a college education

In March of last year, millions of students packed up their bags and returned home from their college towns. Yet, school was expected to continue. Auditorium lectures were replaced with Zoom lectures, and classmates were replaced with family pets and younger siblings. Lauren Dietrich with Nebraska Public Media News reports on the past and future of remote learning at Nebraska colleges with the fall semester less than a month away.

UNMC Names Dr. Siobhan Wescott as Director of Indian Health Dept

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has a new endowed professor and director for its American Indian Health Department in its College of Public Health. Jackie Ourada, with Nebraska Public Media News, spoke with Dr. Siobhan Wescott, who hopes to address Native American health and healing in her new role.