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As the raging omicron variant of COVID-19 infects workers across the nation, millions of those whose jobs don’t provide paid sick days are having to choose between their health and their paycheck.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced last month that the federal government will buy half a billion COVID-19 rapid test kits and distribute them free to people to use at home. But despite high public demand for tests, it will still be several more weeks before these kits are available …

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WASHINGTON — Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers. The court seemed more open to a separate vaccine mandate fo…

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Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently shortened its recommended quarantine period for individuals infected with COVID-19 to five days, Temple ISD will return to a required 10-day quarantine period next week.

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More than 600 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Bell County Public Health District Thursday for a total of 3,054.

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Belton City Council will hold a second public hearing on amendments to its Thoroughfare Plan, a thoroughly-devised framework for future roadways, during its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday.

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The Bell County Public Health District upgraded its COVID-19 threat level from Level 3 to Level 2 on Monday — a move officials said was made in response to the region’s climbing incidence rate.