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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature granted the governor unprecedented powers Monday allowing him to suspend any rules and laws necessary during the state’s COVID-19 outbreak for the next 30 days.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state’s savings as oil revenue dries up.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade, as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S.economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5…

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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) has issued a scam alert. In light of COVID-19 guidelines, scams are becoming more of a problem. OMMA learned that companies are telling license holders that they can deliver your medical marijuana for a fee. Only licensed caregivers can deliver…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Florida officials were locked in a standoff with two cruise ships steaming toward the coast Tuesday as more coronavirus hot spots flared around the country and embattled New York City used forklifts to load bodies onto refrigerated trucks in plain view outside overwhelmed hospitals.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if …

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As of this advisory, there are 429 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Garfield, Rogers, Seminole and Texas counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.

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The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government’s top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday, as authorities urged people in and around the nation’s deadliest hot spot, New York City, to limit their travel to contain the scourge.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The state has procured 10,000 COVID-19 test kits but will continue to prioritize its public health supply for Oklahomans who are already hospitalized or classified as most vulnerable to the virus, officials said during a Friday briefing.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.

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As of this advisory, there are 322 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. New counties with cases include Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Latimer and Pittsburg counties. These counties will now be required to come into compliance with Governor Kevin Stitt's "Safer at Home" executive order that calls for non-essential businesses in counties with COVID-19 cases to temporarily suspend services until April 16.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House officials said Tuesday they were closing out final details of unprecedented legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses and workers facing ruin from the coronavirus pandemic.

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TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation that the games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As cases of coronavirus continue to rise, President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, as he claimed, without evidence, that continued closures could result in more deaths than the pandemic itself.

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As of Monday morning, the number of positive cases for COVID-19 in Oklahoma was up to 81 and hospitalizations had increased to 15, said the Oklahoma State Department of Heath. Number of deaths remained at two - one in Tulsa County and one in Pawnee County.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (March 21, 2020) – Governor Kevin Stitt today issued an amendment to Executive Order 2020-07 to allow University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University labs to perform COVID-19 testing, allow nurses with inactive licenses to quickly get recertified, allow nurses to practice …

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SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Italy, Iran and the United States reported soaring new death tolls as the coronavirus pandemic marched relentlessly across the globe Sunday, prompting a scramble in hard-hit regions to set up more hospital beds and replenish the dwindling medical supplies needed to keep h…

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Obituaries

73 year old Woodward, OK resident passed April 6, 2020. Private family graveside service Friday April 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Elmwood Cemetery, Woodward, OK.

, 81, Private Graveside Service will be held Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the Brumfield Cemetery in Seiling. (Redinger Funeral Home).

37 year old Austin , TX resident formerly from Vici, OK passed April 1, 2020. Services Monday April 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Family Farm on the Creek with burial following at Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, OK.

Donald Maddux, 75, of Mooreland, died Wednesday in Claremore. Private family Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2020 at the Mooreland Cemetery. See full obituary at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com