Upbeat Trump hits the trail, Biden tries debate cleanup

The coronavirus was a central topic for both candidates on Friday as Trump headed to Florida and Biden prepared to address the topic in Delaware.
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Trump posts ‘60 Minutes’ interview before it airs

The footage shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support with suburban women and other issues.

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Planned Parenthood announces abortion services will be provided sometime next year

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  Brownfield Regional Medical Center struggling with high number of COVID-19 patients

Second whistleblower fired from Texas attorney general’s office after accusing Ken Paxton of bribery

Blake Brickman, who had served as deputy attorney general for policy and strategy initiatives for less than a year, was fired Tuesday, the official said. Lacey Mase, the deputy attorney general for administration, was also fired Tuesday, The Texas Tribune reported earlier this week.
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  First ‘murder hornet’ nest in US discovered in Washington state

The world’s largest hornet at 2 inches long, the invasive insects can decimate entire hives of honeybees and deliver painful stings to people.

Early Voting Day 11: 4,352 checked in today, fewer than past four elections for the first time this season

  City of Lubbock talks about COVID outbreaks in local nursing homes

  UMC Cancer Center urges screenings as it works to overcome pandemic challenges

Meadow city leaders prohibit large public gatherings

Pieces from Ruby Tequila’s Restaurant up for online auction

Lubbock concrete company pays thousands in back wages after Dept. of Labor investigation

Lubbock contractor pays $115,113 in back wages to 20 employees after Dept. of Labor investigation

Brownfield Mayor to issue Mayoral Order prohibiting all gatherings of more than 10 people

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  Walmart sues US in pre-emptive strike in opioid abuse battle

Walmart filed a lawsuit saying that the Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are blaming the company for the government’s own lack of regulatory and enforcement policies to stem the crisis.

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Texas Tech to Play at LSU in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

Texas Tech and LSU will meet for the second time in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 30, 2021 at the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  George Delacruz of George’s Lock and Key passes away after Coronavirus complications

  McGavock Nissan Lubbock donates $15,000 to families of fallen, injured first responders

City of Levelland reporting “several” COVID-19 cases at local nursing homes

University of Texas Longhorn band won’t play “The Eyes of Texas” this weekend after some members say they’re unwilling

Texas Tech to Host In-Person and Virtual Commencement Ceremonies

Texas Tech University is changing up its normal commencement schedule to offer both in-person and virtual commencement ceremonies for December 2020 graduates.
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  Trump, Biden fight over the raging virus, climate and race

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate.

TTU responds after fired coach Marlene Stollings files suit against Texas Tech, AD Hocutt

Garza County reports 142 total cases of COVID-19, 5 total deaths

Tahoka ISD cancels remote learning

Lubbock man pleads not guilty to federal charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography