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Unemployment rate declines

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the jobmarket recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus.
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Pine Wilt disease in Ponca City trees

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The City of Ponca City Parks and Recreation Department manages over 730 acres of park and passive land and in so doing also manages the urban forest on those lands. Over the last year, staff has noticed an increase in deaths among non-native pine trees, specifically Austrian, Scotch and Japanese black pines. After investigating these deaths and speaking with the Oklahoma Forestry Department, staff has concluded that the trees died from Pine Wilt Disease. The Parks and Recreation Department has communicated these findings to local tree trimming companies and is asking citizens to be diligent in looking at their pine trees.