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A deeply divided Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors rejected a proposed plan that would have placed significant restrictions on a return to prep sports in Oklahoma.

Immediately after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, composer Evelyn LaRue Pittman converted her rage into a song “Freedom, Freedom.” But her creativity didn’t subside with her anger. Soon the musical “Freedom Child” took shape. 

OBI provides more than 90% of the blood provided to patients in the state, requiring 1,200 donors each day to meet the demand.

We are called to a passionate, bone-aching kind of love, that centers our being, our efforts, our passions and our last breath, on the one and only true source of our life and worth — our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Framers of the Constitution ... were men of faith. But, they left provisions of faith — and government mechanisms to protect and advance faith — out of our Constitution ... They did so not because they wanted faith to flounder in our republic. They did so because they knew the only way to ensure religious liberty was to keep government out of the matter entirely.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A convenience to Oklahoma consumers born out of the pandemic will be allowed to remain in place.  The measure, by Sen Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows curbside sales or home deliveries of beer, wine and spirits to continue.  Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1928 into law Thursday. 

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Stillwater’s Calvin Anthony has been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He joins a list of notable Oklahomans who have brought honor or distinction to the state and performed outstanding service to humanity, the State of Oklahoma and the United States in fields like agriculture, the arts, business, athletics and public service, to name a few.

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John Smith has a bust in several Hall of Fames around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.

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Two of three Muskogee companies selected to participate in the Oklahoma Manufacturing Reboot Program inked contracts that provides access to funding made available to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Selling images of an intimate partner without their consent will soon become a felony after the passage of Senate Bill 1492, according to a release from State Senator Kim David.

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❝Enid is such a supportive community, and when you see this, it warms your heart. It's always good to see the community come together, especially to support our seniors.❞ — Kristie Browne

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, in a notice sent to its members on Tuesday, said it was delaying announcing its plans for the resumption of activities.

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Financial support for summer youth programs canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be repurposed to help feed families during the coming weeks. 

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City commissioners Tuesday passed two amendments to Mayor George Pankonin’s declaration that extended the city’s state of emergency to June 30 — one allowing bowling leagues in Enid to resume before June 30 and another allowing City Manager Jerald Gilbert to open Champlin Pool and the city’s two splash pads if he can find the resources to operate them safely.

A Pittsburg County judge set bond at $100,000 apiece for two McAlester residents accused of torturing a child — with one being transported to a hospital after her attorneys said she was in labor during an initial court appearance.

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Blaine County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a shooting that occurred in Canton and left one person dead.

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A 16-year-old Ringwood boy charged as a youthful offender with murder in the shooting of his stepfather earlier this month was granted bond at a court hearing Tuesday, May 19, 2020, his attorney said.

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As the University of Oklahoma continues to plan for a return to in-person campus life this fall, Provost Kyle Harper has released the beginnings of a plan that will guide instruction and move some traditionally in-person classes online.

Anxiety and fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus while staffing polling precincts on Election Day pushed what some believe "was going to be a crisis anyway" to the front burner. 

After a lengthy discussion, Woodward County Commissioners decided to open the courthouse to the public on Tuesday, May 19, differing to each county office’s protocol according to their office reopening plan.

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MIAMI, Okla. — Mikal Scott-Werner wears several hats in her life. She’s a wife, mother of two and the second councilman for the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.

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Charges have been filed in the case of Annie, a rescued pitbull mix dog found in labor, severely dehydrated and barely responsive, and taken to Woodward Animal Hospital for treatment and an emergency cesarean section.

Dillon Bumgarner got the Woodward Travelers opening weekend off to a big start with a four-inning no-hitter in an 11-0 win over the OK Mudcats.

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 Something flipped, flopped or lurched, deep down in both my chest and my psyche. Was it love? I don’t know. All I know is that I couldn’t stop staring at her, thinking how lucky I was to have this dark-haired beauty actually talking to me.

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BUNCH [mdash] age 47. Construction Worker. Died Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. Services were held Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at Dry Creek Community Center. Burial at Barber Cemetery in Welling, OK.

DRUMRIGHT [mdash] Funeral Services for Walter Lucas "Luke" Gooch were held Wednesday, May 13th at 2 p.m. Due to the State of Oklahoma pandemic gathering guidelines, a drive-up parking lot service was held at the First Baptist Church in Cushing, OK. Interment followed in the Lawson Cemetery a…

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