The unemployment rate in Gregg, Rusk and Upshur counties was three times higher in April than it was in February as the new coronavirus global pandemic continued to cost jobs, according to a report from the Texas Workforce Commission.

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JEFFERSON — The Jefferson City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to exempt hotels from penalties and interest in hotel occupancy tax collections because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis.

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Two years after the elimination of Marshall Amtrak’s customer service representative position, Marshall Depot board was thrilled to announce, on Wednesday, Amtrak’s decision to restore staffing.

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A shooting at a Texas naval air station that wounded a sailor and left the gunman dead early Thursday was being investigated as “terrorism-related,” the FBI said, but divulged few details as to why.

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WYLIE, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Dallas suburb told a fellow City Council member in an email that women shouldn’t be allowed to lead prayer at public meetings because he believes it goes against teachings in the Bible.

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The Senate today confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, installing a new head of the nation's intelligence agencies at a time when President Donald Trump has ousted multiple officials.

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The number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues a steady climb in the East Texas region, as partial results from a mobile testing effort last week in Longview showed 11 confirmed cases in the area and Harrison, Panola, Smith, Morris and Henderson counties all reported additional cases. In addition, Titus County saw a second death.

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Harrison County Judge Chad Sims on Wednesday afternoon reported 11 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in county residents, bringing the total in his county to 223.

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The number of COVID-19 fatalities across the 25-county East Texas region on Tuesday topped 100, including three deaths in Harrison County and one in Panola County.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of Texas GOP Rep. John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence, sending the nomination to the Senate floor for his likely confirmation.

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Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo organizers have canceled the annual event more than a month after declaring it would keep its June date. The rodeo had operated continuously since 1938.