Aaron Sanderford

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Aaron covers political news for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @asanderford. Phone: 402-444-1135.

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We wrote about that possibility, if I recall.


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The bottom line has been corrected. It should have shown 10-year gaps.


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James, the study shows about the same number of accidents as similarly situated roads. I can try to hunt down the accident rate if you'd like.

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Matt, I checked with the city. There was no option to stay with the status quo. They say waste companies wouldn't bid on the contract without the automatic arms and new carts.

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Here's the text of the ban: https://www.omaha.com/proposed-plastic-bag-ban-ordinance/pdf_7a03be79-a9a0-59ae-96ec-3f28808c5499.html

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I'll work to get the text posted.

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No. This is a ban. The fee one was proposed last year.

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Matt, there's a state law that requires Omaha to do this. It would have to be changed. From what we have been told, the status quo would've been much more expensive than the jump they're already facing. But I'll double check.

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Ester, here is the survey the city did: https://wasteline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/srvy_data.pdf