• Republicans eager to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious

    Republicans eager to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious - April 25, 2020

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mostly Republican governors in a handful of states are racing ahead with reboots to their economy before they have met key health benchmarks recommended to control the coronavi...

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  • Online conspiracy theorists twist singer’s COVID-19 death

    Online conspiracy theorists twist singer’s COVID-19 death - April 25, 2020

    CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer and Oklahoma native Joe Diffie’s death from COVID-19 complications. Facebook and Twitter users are making the fal...

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  • Intruders post racist language in virtual education meeting

    Intruders post racist language in virtual education meeting - April 25, 2020

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An online meeting of the Oklahoma State Board of Education was disrupted by an intruder or intruders posting racist and vulgar language that was visible to everyone watching. ...

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  • Group sues Election Board to ease absentee restrictions

    Group sues Election Board to ease absentee restrictions - April 25, 2020

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and two voters who are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus are suing the state to make it easier for residents to cast absentee ba...

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  • Some Oklahoma businesses reopen despite rise in virus cases

    Some Oklahoma businesses reopen despite rise in virus cases - April 25, 2020

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Salons, spas, and barbershops are opening up in much of Oklahoma, despite concerns from medical professionals and a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 deaths and reported...

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  • Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 24 April 2020

    Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 24 April 2020 - April 24, 2020

    SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 3,121 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay County has 47 confirmed cases of the virus, resulting in 6 deaths, with ...

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  • At Least Seven Die in Thursday Tornadoes

    At Least Seven Die in Thursday Tornadoes - April 23, 2020

    MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather blew through the South on Thursday after killing at least seven people in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, including a worker at a factory hit by an apparent tornad...

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  • OK Officials Pushing Medicaid Plan that includes Premiums

    OK Officials Pushing Medicaid Plan that includes Premiums - April 23, 2020

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials are pushing forward a Medicaid plan that would charge premiums and impose employment requirements on newly eligible low-income recipients. The Oklahoma Healt...

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  • Oklahoma GOP leaders disagree with Stitt over compacts

    Oklahoma GOP leaders disagree with Stitt over compacts - April 23, 2020

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority when he signed gambling compacts with two Native American tribes this week, House and Senate GOP leaders said in a joint lett...

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  • Lucas Supports PPP and Hospital Relief Package

    Lucas Supports PPP and Hospital Relief Package - April 23, 2020

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 266- the Paycheck Protection Program & Health Car...

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