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OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Republican lawmakers heralded the 2021 session as one of the most successful in recent history, critics complained that it was one of the most divisive because of what they said were unnecessary battles over social issues.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Lawmakers have agreed to spend $8 million to upgrade state Capitol security after a man drove onto the grassy grounds this spring, stopping just 20 yards from the building.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kelli Driscoll Crews graduated from college and seminary school with nearly $40,000 in student loan debt.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed with the Oklahoma State Department of Health issued a statement after the state reached over three million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered.

NORMAN -- Both of Oklahoma's senators voted against a bill -- approved with immense bipartisan support Wednesday -- that will allow the United States to bolster its competitiveness with China by investing money into scientific research and development over the next five years.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- As a law allowing for fully virtual public meetings expires, a top Senate Republican continues to press for modernization of the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Bolstered by catchy slogans like “Your Shot to Summer,” “Vax-a-Million,” and “Vax 2 the Max,” nearly 20 states are going all out to woo vaccine-hesitant residents in a bid to boost vaccination rates.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The governor’s push to outsource the state’s Medicaid program hit another roadblock this week after the state’s highest court ruled that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority pressed forward without proper legislative authority.

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TULSA, Okla. -- President Joe Biden unveiled a series of policies aimed at narrowing the wealth gap between Blacks and whites on the 100th anniversary of one of the nation's worst race massacres, but stopped short of issuing an apology or addressing the controversial topic of reparations for…

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A day before his visit to Tulsa’s Greenwood District to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the worst race massacre in U.S. history, President Joe Biden called on all Americans to “reflect on the deep roots of racial terror” and to “recommit to the work of rooting out systemic racism” acros…

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TULSA -- As a 10-year-old, Clyde Eddy observed white laborers digging a large trench in Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery. Nearby, he said he saw the remains of Black victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre inside wooden crates.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The centerpiece of the Tulsa Race Massacre centennial, the “Remember and Rise” observance on Monday, May 31, was abruptly canceled Thursday night with little explanation, but President Biden is still planning on visiting Tuesday, June 1.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State officials plan to open two driver’s license megacenters this summer in an effort to help resolve a massive backlog of Oklahomans trying to get their licenses updated or renewed.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor on Tuesday vowed to sign a measure that he said would “level the playing field” between property-poor rural and property-rich urban and suburban school districts.

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It’s been a year since international student Vitalii Mikhailov first tried to take a driving test. Crystal Gaul’s son turned 16 in March but still hasn’t been able to get a learner’s permit. And Annee Doyle waited in line for six hours at an Oklahoma City tag agency in March to renew a licen…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Gov. Kevin Stitt inked his name on the state’s $8.8 billion budget Monday, Democratic lawmakers demanded that Republicans ensure future budgeting efforts will be more transparent.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite an influx of hundreds of millions of federal dollars earmarked to help pay for Medicaid expansion, lawmakers are proposing increasing fees paid by hospitals with the money to be used for the same purpose.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The author of a measure aimed at improving pharmacy access and making prescription drug pricing more transparent said he’d love to have the opportunity to attempt to override Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent veto in the final weeks of session.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmakers want to implement a five-year waiting period before new residents can even sign up for a waiting list for Medicaid programs that provide services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is designed to help keep d…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Public school proponents and lawmakers are heralding the state’s budget agreement that would see a record high $3.2 billion investment in public schools and ensure class size reductions in kindergarten and first grade.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma lawmaker abruptly resigned from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission after the governor - a fellow commissioner - signed a bill banning the teaching of critical race theory in public schools.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new sales tax exemption approved by the Oklahoma Legislature will allow one of the state’s largest academic health systems to begin training hundreds of new health care workers, supporters said Tuesday.

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Republican Congressman Tom Cole, OK-4, introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday that would authorize the Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, and state of Oklahoma to enter into agreements and compacts without federal government involvement.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Some state senators are questioning whether a highly-touted piece of legislation that seeks to equalize public school funding is the best way to bridge the divide between property-poor rural and property-rich urban and suburban communities.

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