Here's the latest local and national news about the 2020 election, including updates on the candidates, the polls and the major issues.
Despite the long lines of voters looking to vote early at the Lufkin Parks & Recreation building this week, wait times remained low as poll workers helped thousands of voters to the ballot box.
Two elections were left off the ballot for at least 72 voters in Huntington during the first day of early voting.
Attorney Robert Bass led a town hall meeting Monday evening discussing the proposed unit-road system that will be on the ballot for Angelina County voters this election.
Texas counties are currently blocked from setting up multiple drop-off locations for absentee ballots heading into the Nov. 3 general election due to a temporary order from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That order came hours after top Texas officials on Saturday again sought to limi…
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The major candidates in Alaska's U.S. Senate race attacked each other's integrity and clashed on issues of health care and the Supreme Court in a high-profile broadcast d… Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. Read more
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans asked a state judge on Friday to stop the count of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that “meaningful observation” of signatur… Read more
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies fought for support in pivotal battleground states Friday after a debate performance that gave new hope to anxious Republicans. Demo… Read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew 10 million fewer viewers than their first meeting. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizo… Read more
U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Friday, though the S&P 500 posted its first weekly loss in four weeks. Read more
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run… Read more
Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night from President Donald Trump, who saw it as a b… Read more
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers are getting to vote early for the first time in a general presidential election, an attractive option for anyone worried about socially distancing on Election D… Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How many drop boxes can each Ohio county set up for collecting absentee ballots cast in the November presidential election, and where can they be located? It's a seemingl… Read more
Candidates in the race for the Angelina College Board of Trustees were asked by The Lufkin Daily News to share information about themselves and their platforms.
Angelina County residents this year have an opportunity to decide how county road maintenance will be handled in the near future.
Candidates in the race for the Huntington ISD Board of Trustees were asked by The Lufkin Daily News to share information about themselves and their platforms.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of stories about the Huntington school district's upcoming bond proposal.
People have been voting by mail in the U.S. for close to a hundred years, but it's never been as big an issue as it is in the 2020 election. This is the start of a five-part animation series by The Associated Press, Election 2020 Facts (Sept. 21)
- Drowning victim recovered, identity released
- Nacogdoches woman, Lufkin man indicted by feds in meth case
- No-drama queens: Groveton's homecoming queen candidates lift each other throughout campaign as testimony to their lifelong friendship
- City names Rudy Flores Parks & Recreation director, begins fitness initiative
- Search underway for unidentified man in possible drowning at Cassels-Boykin Park
- Health district reports additional COVID-19 cases in Angelina County
- MJ Hegar stops in Lufkin on campaign tour
- Raising Cane's Lufkin location to open Tuesday
- POLICE REPORTS: Local authorities report five arrests
- Organizations partner to host tire, e-waste collection day