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OKLAHOMA CITY — A lawmaker wants the state to create a 30-member commission to examine racial inequities that he said continue to plague Oklahoma.

When Gov. Kevin Stitt announced in October 2020 that his administration would relocate the state’s Public Health Laboratory from Oklahoma City to Stillwater, lawmakers and health care groups raised concerns the move would compromise testing capabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of COVID cases continues to increase daily in Oklahoma, affecting schools, hospitals and virtually every area of life in the state.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Weeks after he abruptly refused to renew the state’s hunting and fishing compacts with two of its largest tribes, Oklahoma’s governor has accused the Choctaw and Cherokee nations of costing taxpayers millions of dollars by reneging on past agreements.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s top health official said Wednesday the state is struggling to get access to monoclonal antibody and anti-viral treatments that are considered the most effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and death against the raging omicron variant.

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Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said certain inmates released from state prison on McGirt claims should be rearrested following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial to hear the issue of retroactivity.

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“Donating blood is a life-saving gesture. It takes nearly 1,200 donors a day to meet the blood needs of patients in our regional hospitals. In some cases, emergency trauma situations can need 50 units of blood for one patient, which can diminish the local blood supply, Oklahoma Blood Institu…

Desperate and pleading for help, administrators of the four main health systems in the Oklahoma City metro urged Oklahomans Tuesday to practice mitigation efforts against COVID-19 as their hospitals are “at a breaking point.”

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Amending Missouri’s open records law to permit government agencies to withhold more information from the public — and charge more for any records that are turned over — is among Gov. Mike Parson’s priorities for the 2022 legislative session.

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The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street is coming to the Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum (PIPM) in Woodward Feb. 5 to March 19. The “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is an exhibit traveling across the United States with Woodward being one of only six communities in Oklahoma to host th…

WACO, Texas – Bryce Thompson scored the game's final six points and finished with 19 as Oklahoma State beat No. 1 Baylor 61-54 on Saturday, giving the Bears consecutive home losses for the first time in nearly six years.

Betty White’s 100th Birthday would have been Jan. 17. Across the country, fans are honoring her by taking the #bettywhitechallenge which encourages animal lovers to donate $5 to their local Animal Shelter or Pet Rescue.

WASHINGTON — The federal government will begin releasing more than $5 billion for distressed bridges in the first year of funding under the recent infrastructure law, President Joe Biden said in a Friday video message.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The head of the state’s most powerful gun lobby must be removed from his post after he made incendiary and threatening remarks aimed at politicians who don’t agree with his views, a powerful Republican state senator said.

Ezekiel "Zeke," a one-year-old Siamese Cat has been missing for close to three weeks, said his owner Mairead Walsh.

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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is again seeking a major overhaul to hunting and fishing license fees. The agency wants to control the fee-setting structures itself, rather than going through the legislature.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers Thursday questioned the wisdom of having an educator advocacy day at the Capitol as growing numbers of schools closed because of staffing shortages and COVID-19 case numbers soared.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Center for Disease Control and Prevention have cleared the way to expand booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. This decision was made following the Food and Drug Administration’s authorization to expand booster doses to this age group, earlier this week.

“Donating blood is a life-saving gesture. It takes nearly 1,200 donors a day to meet the blood needs of patients in our regional hospitals. In some cases, emergency trauma situations can need 50 units of blood for one patient, which can diminish the local blood supply, Oklahoma Blood Institu…

Applications for the 2021 Certified Healthy Oklahoma program must be received by close of business on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 to be considered.

CLINTON - Playing their fourth game in a five-day stretch, the Woodward Boomers recorded a sweep in the Tornado Dome on Monday night.

Woodward's Board of education approved a school transfer policy during their monthly meeting on Monday in the administration building.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A state lawmaker wants to allow tribes to offer sports betting for the first time in casinos in a bid to bolster public school funding and legalize a multi-million dollar underground industry.

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Woodward County Commissioners met Monday morning and extended the countywide burn ban for another 14 days.

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High Plains Technology Center held its inaugural legacy awards dinner along with its service awards recognition on Monday at the Woodward Conference Center. The special honorees were the five original board members who had a vision in 1981 that bloomed into today's technology center that ser…

As of Jan. 4, 72.3% of Oklahoma was experiencing at least Severe Drought (D2) conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. More than 40% of the state was experiencing Extreme Drought (D3), but none was in Exceptional Drought, the most severe category.

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The nation’s highest court Monday declined to hear the appeal of a convicted murderer — leaving intact an Oklahoma ruling that appeals related to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision cannot be applied retroactively to undo a final conviction.

Laverne swept the championships in the 23rd Oil Center Classic Basketball Tournament at Boomer Fieldhouse Saturday might.

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