OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma tourism officials are developing a strategic plan to tackle the state’s vast, but long-neglected park system, the deputy director of the Tourism and Recreation Department told lawmakers Thursday at a hearing.


Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association kicked off the 2019 Lt. Governor’s Travel & Tourism Summits this week in McAlester in their quest to make Oklahoma a Top Ten state. Pinnell will make several stops in Oklahoma including one in Woodward next week …

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The accident happened at 3:15 p.m. at the junction of Oklahoma 51 and Oklahoma 58 about 1 mile east of Canton in Blaine County.

NEW YORK — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new plan to start giving inmates a reason for parole denials is being heralded as a major step forward in the state’s continued bid for criminal justice reform.

When it comes to growing crops in Oklahoma, soil health is an important factor for producers. Those interested in learning more about soil health should mark their calendar for the upcoming Organic Oklahoma Conference slated Oct. 9-10 in the Student Center on the Oklahoma State University/Ok…

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All Oklahoma prisons remain on lockdown Tuesday as Department of Corrections continues to investigate coordinated, gang-related fights that broke out at six facilities over the weekend, resulting in 36 injuries and one death.

A judge will need to decide whether lawsuits against members of the Sackler family that owns the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma can go ahead with the company seeking bankruptcy protection.


The Board of Woodward County Commissioners weekly meeting Monday morning proved fairly uneventful with several items approved.

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Nine inmates were injured in a fight that broke out Sunday afternoon in the yard in front of the dining area at William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply.

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Have you ever wondered if a ventriloquist can sing with their mouth open? It may sound silly, but it is one of the questions native Oklahoman Darci Lynne Farmer said she gets asked from time to time.

Oklahoma lawmakers have 133 million reasons to examine virtual charter school funding. That is the number of state taxpayer dollars expected to flow to the state’s five statewide online schools for the current school year.


TULSA – Chuba Hubbard blazed past the Tulsa defense for a long touchdown on the first offensive snap of the game, but it was far from a runaway victory early on for Oklahoma State.

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WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma delegation returned to Washington this week after a month-long recess to tackle Oklahoma policy issues, as well as concerns regarding the federal appropriation budget for the 2020 fiscal year.

The Board of Woodward County Commissioners regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the courthouse.

After being forced to cancel their annual dirt drags earlier this year, the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club Chapter H is excited to announce their 22nd Annual Clinton Poker Run.

A regional autism listening session will be in Woodward on Monday at High Plains Technical Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state representative said his recent informational meeting at the state Capitol focusing on adverse reactions to vaccines wasn’t meant to discourage people from vaccinating their children.

If you have a social media account, you’ve probably heard by now that Friday the 13th will coincide with a full Harvest Moon this year. Why is that exciting?

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Constitution Week, Sept. 17 through 23, is a good time to reflect on the importance of two significant documents; the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.


September is Prime Beef Month. While beef producers groan under the pressure of higher production costs and lower cattle sales, this is a good time to raise awareness about the industry. 

As Trisha Short walked down a hall on the labor and delivery floor of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa recently, she paused to reflect on the already busy week.

"Most of what’s killing our population today is our own behavior. And so the frontier for improving health in the future is shifting our behavior away from things that damage our health.” — OSU psychology department head Thad Leffingwell

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The 2013 bond proposition for the new Woodward County Event Center and Fairgrounds was the subject of yet more debate on Tuesday evening, finding its way to the agenda of two county meetings.

The news of T. Boone Pickens’ passing Wednesday afternoon brought about a lot of reaction from the Oklahoma State athletic community, expressing their thoughts on one of the most influential figures in creating an athletic village on the campus.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — Several hundred people gathered Wednesday at Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., to mark the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the crash of United Flight 93.

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Lee Phillips, 64, died September 1, 2019 in Vici. Private family services were held. Arrangements under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.