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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Resumes Random COVID-19 Testing in the Spring

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will return to randomized COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff regardless of vaccination status beginning in the spring semester, Chancellor Ronnie Green announced yesterday.

Currently, UNL requires randomized testing for those on campus who have not voluntarily registered their vaccine card with the university — a change that took effect on Nov. 14.

In an email, Green said the emergence of new and potentially more transmissible COVID variants like omicron led to the change in UNL’s approach for the coming semester.

The Iowa Finance Authority has awarded grants totaling more than $1.2 million to four different "Local Housing Trust Funds" in Northwest Iowa.

The Sioux City Housing Trust Fund took in a bit more than $221,526 in funds,and that is the lowest total for any of the programs in the area.

Overall, the Finance Authority Board awarded $9 million in grants to 27 housing groups throughout the state.

Iowans who made a donation to charity on Giving Tuesday in order to get a tax deduction are fortunate this year as far as their federal returns.

IRS spokesman Christopher Miller tells Radio Iowa changes to tax laws mean you can still file a simple return and deduct at least some of those donations. You can deduct 300 dollars in donations on the standard 1040 or 1040EZ form without filing more paperwork.

Also, if you are still looking to make a donation before year’s end, make sure you’re giving to a legitimate group.

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