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California COVID variant found in Douglas County, other parts of Nebraska

Scottsbluff StarHerald 28 Feb 2021
Saturday, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that lab tests have identified 13 cases of the B.1.429 variant — a more transmissible form of the coronavirus first found in California ... The Nebraska Public Health Lab on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus has been testing for variants.

Lincoln ready for the 'normal' of high school basketball tournament

Hastings Tribune 28 Feb 2021
Lopez said city officials have had weekly meetings with the Nebraska School Activities Association and with Maul, and they have also put safety measures into place both at the arena and at the high schools that will be hosting games ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Nebraska ... Test Nebraska lab expands capacity to 3,000 daily tests; sample collection is half that.

COVID variant first found in United Kingdom confirmed in Douglas County

The North Platte Telegraph 27 Feb 2021
Nebraska's first known case of a COVID-19 variant initially identified in the United Kingdom has been confirmed in Douglas County, health officials announced Friday afternoon. The variant, known as B.1.1.7, was identified through genomic sequencing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab on the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus in Omaha.

Lancaster County reports first case of California coronavirus variant

Lincoln Journal Star 27 Feb 2021
The local case, a man in his 60s, was identified through special testing at the Nebraska Public Health Lab ... The Nebraska Public Health Lab has the ability to examine the coronavirus' genome to track mutations in its genetic sequence and learn more about the variant's spread in Nebraska ... Nebraska could see an additional 15,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Couple accused of selling methamphetamine

Scottsbluff StarHerald 27 Feb 2021
Raymond Runge ... Kerri Zerrenner ... The informant’s exchange with the two had been recorded ... The substance was confirmed by the Nebraska State Patrol Lab to be methamphetamine and weighed more than 2.8 grams ... The substance provided to the informant was confirmed by the Nebraska State Patrol lab to be methamphetamine and weighed more than 1.6 grams ... .

First known cases of California variant found in Nebraska

The Columbus Telegram 27 Feb 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release that the variant has been identified by the Nebraska Public Health Lab in 13 cases in four different jurisdictions of the state.

Former Husker Brandon 'Missile' Rigoni still lives life 'one play at a time'

Omaha World-Herald 26 Feb 2021
The lifelong Lincoln resident was a few months removed from his senior season at Nebraska, a wild ride in which he earned a scholarship, a captain title and lifter of the year honors in 2006 ... Rigoni and Ostergard also came up with the concept for a research facility in East Stadium, which eventually became the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab.

Nebraska lab uses new gene sequencer to look for COVID-19 mutations

The Daily Nonpareil 23 Feb 2021
Scientists at the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory are using a new machine that can sequence the virus's entire genome to help track the movement of the virus in Nebraska and watch for mutations ... .

Nebraska lab conducts detailed tests to track coronavirus

San Francisco Chronicle 22 Feb 2021
(AP) — Nebraska officials are watching for variants of the coronavirus by sequencing the entire genome of samples of the virus ... The lab uses an automated machine that can map the DNA of 32 samples of the virus at once ... The Nebraska lab recently received federal funding to help expand its work.

Nebraska launches virus aid program for tenants, landlords

SCNOW Morning News 22 Feb 2021
(AP) — Nebraska launched a federally funded aid program Monday for renters and landlords who have lost income due to the pandemic, but residents of the state's two largest counties won't be eligible ... Iwen said the lab’s goal is to complete three runs per week of the tests ... The Nebraska lab recently received federal funding to help expand its work.

Fort Report: Fake meat

Norfolk Daily News 22 Feb 2021
On this idea, though, maybe he should come to #Nebraska and learn a little more ... But making supper from a lab? That's not a solution, that's a chemistry experiment ... Nebraska is world-famous for its high-quality beef ... What wine is to France, beef is to Nebraska ... Lab-grown meat, in particular, is not a good cultural fit for Nebraska.

ACEC: 2021 Nebraska Merit Award winners

Omaha World-Herald 21 Feb 2021
ACEC Nebraska ... University of Nebraska Medical Center ... Nebraska Medicine Catheterization/Electrophysiology (EP) Labs. Morrissey Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, lighting and technology design services for a seven-suite cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology lab, located in the existing Durham Outpatient Center.

'A dump for seed corn companies' — Mead residents worry what comes next for troubled ...

Scottsbluff StarHerald 15 Feb 2021
As the complaints mounted, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture learned in June 2018 AltEn was selling an unregistered soil conditioner ... The limit for detecting active pesticide ingredients in the SGS report was 1,000 times higher than the level used by South Dakota Ag Lab, the lab used by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.