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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt updates executive order, eases training requirements for peace officers

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Stitt says abortions included in suspended elective surgeries

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Super Tuesday: Oklahoma Primary results are in

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Early census participation lacking

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Council to vote on small-business relief proposal

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Oklahomans in U.S. House praise $2 trillion relief bill

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Live updates: Latest information on coronavirus in Oklahoma

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OKC Civic Life Journal: Gun shops open as coronavirus business activity limits take hold

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt holds press conference

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Hern sole member of state delegation to vote on aid package after unanimous Senate passage

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lankford talks about stimulus bill

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Roughly 200 people at Capitol tested

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Camps help city employees stay on the job

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State ramping up to process 2,000 tests per day, Stitt says

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'Let Hope Rise: Together In Prayer for Oklahoma' to be held Thursday night

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

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Violations of 'safer-at-home' order can result in misdemeanor, AG says

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Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can't stay home. Are they safe?

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Senate leader: Roughly 200 people at Capitol previously tested for coronavirus

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Oklahoma dispensaries can do curbside pickup, but no delivery amid coronavirus threat

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What businesses are essential?

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC issues revised emergency declaration

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US reaches 1,000 deaths in coronavirus crisis

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Two Grand Princess cruise passengers with coronavirus die; 103 have tested positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt announces 'safer-at-home' policy

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The US is confronting coronavirus without the CDC. It's 'like fighting with one hand tied behind your back,' ex-director says

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Watch live: White House addresses coronavirus outbreak

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Oklahoma coronavirus updates: Here's what we know

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: House legislator tests positive

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Some businesses, state buildings close

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Department of Labor tells states to limit information provided regarding unemployment

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt predicts thousands of COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City mayor commends state order that, while limited, broadens metro-area restrictions

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two House employees test positive for COVID-19

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Trump to use wartime act to ease shortage of coronavirus test kits, FEMA says

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Coronavirus: White House provides latest COVID-19 update

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Democrats call on Stitt to close businesses, ban gatherings of more than 10 people

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Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission closes offices to public until further notice

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Utilities and companies that provide Oklahomans with electricity, natural gas and some phone services are suspending disconnects,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: REAL ID deadline to be pushed back

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County Court Clerk's Office limiting in-person filings, closing Edmond office

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Inhofe, Lankford say they would vote for $2 trillion aid bill

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Trump says he wants to ease up on coronavirus related shutdowns 'pretty soon' amid concerns about economy

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City warns against flushing wipes

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 23, 2020

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State, federal candidates encouraged to file by mail

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Tulsa, Trump administration warn of upheaval in Creek case

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Watch live: Gov. Stitt gives latest update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma

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Vice President Mike Pence, wife test negative for COVID-19

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Stitt says mobile testing sites coming, as confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 5

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Inhofe favors direct payments, says he now takes pandemic seriously

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofits won't be left behind by Congress, Lankford says

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Senate to stay closed pending test results

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Watch live: White House addresses coronavirus outbreak

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Income tax filing deadline moved to July 15 from April 15

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Officials in state found to be hostile to records requests

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Stitt anticipates tapping Rainy Day Fund as possible revenue shortfall looms

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Super Tuesday: Oklahomans vote in presidential, local elections

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Former Uptown 23rd District director to run for Oklahoma County clerk

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U.S. Reps. Kendra Horn, Tom Cole to self-quarantine for two weeks

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Oklahoma state epidemiologist reassigned amid COVID-19 turmoil

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma elections secretary: Localities can reschedule April 7 elections

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State faces "critical shortage" of tests as cases mount

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Guns sales on the rise as anxiety over COVID-19 climbs

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Stitt's Medicaid waiver seeks work requirements, premiums for low-income Oklahomans

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Inhofe, Lankford oppose funding bill for testing, relief programs and paid leave

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Watch live: Gov. Stitt gives update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma elections secretary: Localities can reschedule April 7 elections

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Trump says he will invoke Defense Production Act to marshal private sector in response to coronavirus pandemic

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Treasury proposal: Deliver $500B in checks to millions of Americans, first round coming April 6

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Video at 10:30 a.m.: White House addresses coronavirus outbreak

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Person connected to Oklahoma Senate tests positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt urges Oklahomans to avoid gatherings of 10 or more and eating in restaurants

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: United Way establishes reponse fund

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Trump pushes for economic aid package Senators say package could approach $1T

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Watch live: Gov. Stitt gives coronavirus update

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Watch live: OKC Public Schools Emergency Board of Education Meeting

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma cruise ship passengers returned to state

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofits navigate unknown territory

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Horn praises Holt decision on water service

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Trump on Stitt tweet: Probably better not to go to restaurants

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Watch live: State lawmakers provide coronavirus update

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House legislators to plan next steps in 'unprecedented' meeting

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 16, 2020

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Creek reservation case could change Oklahoma forever, Hunter argues

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Count on us to get the facts right

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Mike Bloomberg holds campaign rally in OKC

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State lawmakers discuss budget concerns amid economic downturn from coronavirus, oil and gas

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Governor Stitt, Mayor Holt give emergency declarations

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt declares state of emergency

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Gov. Stitt faces backlash over tweet amid virus

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Could coronavirus result in expanded mail-in balloting?

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt, health officials pushing to get cruise ship passengers back to Oklahoma

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Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus

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Bethany council launches probe into mayor's conduct

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Locals question slow pace of testing

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pentagon issues U.S. travel restrictions for military

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Trump declares national emergency to bolster funding for fighting virus outbreak

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Video: Trump holds news conference

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In reversal, House bans marriage for minors younger than 16

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lankford frustrated with pace of coronavirus testing, while Oklahoma City reacts to Horn's concerns

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City 'paying close attention' to coronavirus developments

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department put to the test

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Stitt taps new secretary of human services

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: No plans to close state Capitol

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, state health offiicals gives latest coronavirus update

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired

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Senate passes bill targeting parts of SQ 780, increasing penalties for drug possession near schools

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Horn seeks aid to keep residential water flowing to residents so they can wash hands

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Health care agency consolidation moves forward

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Lawmakers reverse plans to merge transportation agencies

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Senate passes bill targeting parts of SQ 780, increasing penalty for drugs around schools

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 9 things you should know

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California animal confinement rule cages OK producers, attorney general asserts

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Rep. Cole criticizes proposed CDC cuts

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Amended resolution to alter citizens' petition process clears Oklahoma House

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Community gathers at rally to support State Question 805

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House passes cost-of-living adjustment for state retirees

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Biden wins Mississippi and Missouri in early blow to Sanders

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Sanders, Biden cancel Ohio rallies over coronavirus concerns

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Global events affecting Oklahoma oil industry

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Oklahoma House rejects bill to restrict marriage involving minors

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Ten people under investigation for coronavirus in Oklahoma

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Senate passes bill altering virtual charter school board

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Attorney General: Gov. Stitt cannot put tribal gaming money in escrow

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Lawsuit awaits bill prohibiting state contracts with companies boycotting Israel

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Epic Charter Schools' management company won't turn over records, state auditor says

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Oklahoma House rejects bill to restrict marriage involving minors

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Oklahoma City budget managers monitor coronavirus impact; no changes in budget projections at this point

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OKC Civic Life Journal: Would police cuts betray voters' trust?

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House passes bill protecting student loan borrowers

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Lawmakers push to revise medical marijuana laws

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Oklahoma wildlife officials wary of national decline in hunting

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 9, 2020

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Scrap metal theft can prove dangerous and costly, but legislative action may be on the horizon

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Health officials separate fact from fiction regarding coronavirus

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Self-driving cars, aircraft on Oklahoma Capitol minds

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Horn town hall covers coronavirus, health insurance

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Scrap metal items regulated by Oklahoma law

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Interactive: Democratic primary voters saw Biden as best shot at Trump

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Oklahoma County prepares for coronavirus

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Oklahoma health officials begin Medicaid expansion process

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Census FAQ: What to know in Oklahoma City as the census begins

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Elizabeth Warren's dog goes viral after stealing a burrito

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission adopts more restrictive proration order for unallocated natural gas wells

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Oklahoma will submit Medicaid expansion request Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt says

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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg makes OKC stop

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Sales, energy tax revenues slip again

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New petitions seek to decriminalize marijuana, legalize recreational use

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Inhofe, Lankford oppose $1 million cut to rural schools

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Oklahoma lawmakers support coronavirus bill

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Oklahoma legislators seek changes to citizens' petition process

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Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

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New petitions seek to decriminalize marijuana, legalize recreational use

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Private OK employers can ban political conversations in the workplace

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Inhofe announces re-election bid

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Oklahoma County commissioner to run again after not being charged

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Biden gets majority of state Democratic delegates; Trump winning percentage sets record

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Oklahoma House approves 'In God We Trust' bill

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Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden

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Medicare now covers outpatient coronary procedure

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Deputies respond to complaints of electioneering outside precincts

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Oklahoma House passes pro-Israel bill

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Voters approve Sunday liquor store hours

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Biden wins Oklahoma Democratic primary

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OKC parks tax fails

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Recap: Oklahoma Super Tuesday election coverage

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House passes bill to abolish virtual charter school board

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Voters decide Tuesday on parks initiative

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Senators seek appeal of 10th Circuit ruling faulting the EPA's renewable fuels blending exemption program

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Voters go to the polls for presidential, local races

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State lawmakers divided on how to pay for Medicaid expansion

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 2, 2020

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Oklahoma could honor out-of-state work licenses

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Klobuchar heads to Oklahoma as Super Tuesday nears

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Super Tuesday: Where the candidates stand on key issues

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Medical cannabis advocates rally at the Oklahoma Capitol

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Pete Buttigieg ends history-making bid for White House

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US students lag other countries in math. The reason likely lies in how schools teach it

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'A+ for effort': Confusion, frustration surrounded Oklahoma's new state brand

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Democratic candidates making last-minute pushes for Super Tuesday

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Oklahoma City voters to decide parks initiative

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Metro liquor store owners want the option of being open on Sundays. But that doesn't mean they'll take advantage of it

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Epic Charter grads less likely to enroll in college

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Grant program would guarantee airline revenue on some new routes

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek mental health parity

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Billionaire Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

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Biden wins South Carolina, hopes for Super Tuesday momentum

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Trump to discuss coronavirus threat Saturday at White House

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Redistricting petition faces new legal challenges

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Oklahoma school standards could add biological evolution, expand on climate change

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Dozens sworn in as naturalized U.S. Citizens

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Oklahoma awarded $16 million for emergency road, bridge repairs

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Federal judge rejects requests by two tribes to join lawsuit against Gov. Stitt

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Death row inmates ask to renew legal challenge to execution procedures

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Inhofe, Horn say Pentagon left out key reforms for military housing

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OU students continue sit-in at administration building

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Coliseum could get MAPS 3 boost

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U.S. Department of Transportation giving millions to Oklahoma for road, bridge repairs

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Oklahoma City charter review committee studies election requirements, state law

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Oklahoma County sheriff calls lawsuit a political stunt

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Holt focuses 2020 State of the City speech on idea of 'collaborative conversation' to improve public schools

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Letter from Cherokee Nation citizens prompts Elizabeth Warren apology for 'real harm' to tribes

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Legislation introduced to fund Stitt's Medicaid expansion proposal

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Stitt signs private-school scholarship bill despite privacy concerns

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Stitt delivers State of the State speech as 2020 Legislature convenes

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Trump names Pence to lead US response to coronavirus threat

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Holt focuses 2020 State of the City speech on idea of 'collaborative conversation' to improve public schools

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Lawmakers push back against effort to reduce qualifications for agency heads

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Oklahoma court agrees legislator wasted marital assets

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House lawmakers vote on virtual charter school transparency

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Bill lengthening emergency teacher certifications passes committee

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Oklahoma City charter review committee looks at election requirements, state law

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Lawmakers advance measure to end smoking in Oklahoma bars

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Inhofe to announce re-election plans next week

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Bill to prevent 'red flag' gun policies advances

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Oklahoma House OK's bill requiring DOC employees receive 15-minute breaks

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Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman

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Killer of three in Owasso loses final appeal

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Klobuchar pitches plans over pipe dreams during OKC stop

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OU issues statement after another educator uses racial slur in class

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How Democratic presidential candidates would regulate the oil and gas industry

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Mayor aims to rally the community around the idea of better schools for Oklahoma City's children

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Oklahoma DHS launches child support website

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CDC to correct 'early death capital' name given to Stilwell

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Feb. 24, 2020

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Bernie Sanders holds Democratic fundraising lead in Oklahoma

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Initiative would elevate parks, park programs

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Farmer surprised with rare award at American Farmers & Ranchers convention

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Super switch: Looking back on Oklahoma's decision to join Super Tuesday

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Gov. Stitt nominates Gary Crawley to serve on conservation commission

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Stitt appointing 2 to OU, OSU/A&M regents

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Attorney general dismisses lawsuit against three opioid distributors, but plans to refile later

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Legal challenge filed against permitless carry repeal petition

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren makes first Oklahoma campaign stop

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OSBI to investigate Dove Charter Schools

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Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts

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Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from NDAs

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Marshall, Johnston Counties join "Second Amendment sanctuary" movement

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Opinion sought on Stitt's gaming fee plan

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Billion dollar savings blowing in as Public Service Co. of Oklahoma gets approval to add wind

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Oklahoma's Native American Caucus focuses on bills, building partnerships amid gaming dispute

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Bill to undo permitless carry fails in committee

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Trump loyalist Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison

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Measures would change how TSET money is used

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Options for widening I-35 in OKC unveiled

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Over 430 DOC employees may see a pay raise they missed out on last year

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Capitol briefs for Feb. 20, 2020: Bill expanding parental rights around vaccines, post-birth practices fails

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Briefs for The Oklahoman's Business cover on Feb. 20, 2020

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Epic Charter Schools lawsuit against Sharp dismissed

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State budgets revenue from tribal gaming operations

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Stitt requests reports on state vehicle fleet

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Senate panel scraps effort to bar non-citizens from voting

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Students must apply by May 1 for Canadian County Democrats' scholarship

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Drink it up: Oklahoma Water Resources Board adopts rules allowing for 'marginal' water production to benefit oil and gas industry now and potentially ease...

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Stitt to have final say on private school voucher transparency

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Stitt warns legislators to be cautious about state's base spending

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Video: Kent State 'gun girl' who walked campus with AR confronted by protesters at Ohio University

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Bills creating Trump highway, 'America First' license plates pass committee

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Bill consolidating transportation agencies passes committee

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Bill would allow snow cone stands to open year round

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Mandatory vasectomy at age 50? Alabama lawmaker proposes response to abortion ban

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State Senate passes nurse independence compromise

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Oklahoma Senate passes nurse independence compromise

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OKC voters approve MAPS 4 package funding 16 civic projects

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Bill to ban abortion if fetal heartbeat or brain waves are detected advances to Senate floor

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OKC police union leader challenges cutting funds for officers

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State brand website tweaked over Land Run reference

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Bill increasing penalty for distributing private images without consent for financial gain passes Senate committee

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Presidential candidates step up activity in Oklahoma as Super Tuesday approaches

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OKC civic life: What do police reports detail about Scissortail Park?

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Community gathers at rally to support State Question 805

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State legislators look to legalize needle exchanges in Oklahoma

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Families of Oklahoma murder victims say justice may be closer

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Surviving the presidential election without burning bridges

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Bill reminiscent of 'stop and frisk' declared dead

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How to stop polarization 'virus' from spreading

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Tribes: Stitt unwittingly renewed tribal gaming compacts

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Lesser Prairie Chicken program undergoing changes

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Layn Phillips selected as mediator in gaming compact dispute between governor and tribes

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Cole bill would equalize hazard duty pay

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Oklahoma sheriff declares county 'Second Amendment sanctuary'

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Sovereign immunity cited in appellate court ruling in Kaw tribal dispute

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Inhofe, Lankford oppose war powers resolution

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More Oklahoma inmates released under recent law

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