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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Don…

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While the COVID pandemic has altered our lives, one thing that has not changed is the fact that abused and neglected children still need Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Connors State College will receive a federal Student Support Services (SSS) grant of  $1,423,780 to help more students succeed in and graduate from college, the U.S. Department of Education announced. The five-year renewal grant supports 180 students, and the amount represents a 3.5 percent …

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Divine Love Christian Fellowship Church, 500 N. F St., will be giving away gallons of milk, fruits and vegetables at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. They will be out there until all produce and milk is gone.

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John D. Rockefeller said, “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” Nearly every community is seeking ways to ignite tourism and stimulate economic growth. There are oftentimes untapped resources going unnoticed and in large part unclaimed. Those untapped and unclaimed commu…

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Machines and software to produce REAL ID driver's licenses have been installed at Muskogee Tag Agency.

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TULSA — Federal prosecutors from as far away as New York and Florida are helping the U.S. attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma, deal with what he described Tuesday as a “tidal wave" of new cases resulting from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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STILLWATER — Changes have been seen on a global scale for the past few months. As consumers learn to adapt and adjust to the outcomes of the pandemic, producers and workers in the meat industry especially have been impacted.

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WASHINGTON — Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) announced the 2020 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for students in the Second District.

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Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations. Gas prices in Oklahoma were 4.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stood 52.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Lauren Martin of Fort Gibson received a degree during Oklahoma Baptist University’s Spring Commencement Aug. 1, on the south lawn of Raley Chapel on the OBU campus in Shawnee. United States Senator James Lankford delivered the address. The event was rescheduled from its original date in May …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia.

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Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings support an option for controlling the condition, also called nearsighted…

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City councilors amended municipal purchasing policies, requiring inspection services be included in all street projects that cost $25,000 or more. 

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RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.

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Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell plans to reopen her office after two employees in the eight-person office tested positive for COVID-19. The treasurer’s office will reopen Thursday, 14 days after Boswell learned a second employee had contracted COVID-19.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across the Midwest, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands without power as it moved through Chicago and into Ind…

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Gary Thomson says he had his eye on a friend's 1972 blue Chevelle SS for several years.

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Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell plans to reopen her office after two employees in the eight-person office tested positive for COVID-19. The treasurer’s office will reopen Thursday, 14 days after Boswell learned a second employee had contracted COVID-19.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A coalition of Oklahomans filed a new initiative petition Monday aimed at stopping lawmakers from manipulating legislative voting districts to guarantee victories at the ballot box.

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Veteran teacher Michelle Moore said she expects things to be totally different for her kindergartners this year.

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and…

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For the past six months I’ve been living as though the boogie man is under the bed. I’m tired of worrying about viruses, elections, schools and why my grocery pickup order is never right. 

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TULSA – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) and RespirCare, a leading health care provider treating respiratory illnesses, are working together to offer access to same-day care to patients including BCBSOK members with respiratory illnesses in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

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OKLAHOMA – With heart disease and stroke the two leading causes of death for American adults, it is important for Oklahomans to be aware of two “silent killers” that increase these risks – high cholesterol and high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Nearly one in three American adul…

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NEW ORLEANS — Two years out of medical school, respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in New Orleans, operating ventilator equipment or manually pumping air into patients’ lungs.

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Muskogee Police continue to investigate what happened to a man found under a Peak Boulevard railroad overpass shortly before noon Sunday, Muskogee Police Officer Lynn Hamlin said.

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As of this advisory, there are 43,963 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Action in Muskogee Educational Excellence Committee recently recognized “19 in 2019” for their support of education in Muskogee. The award honors individuals, schools, and businesses who have dedicated time, resources and innovative approaches to educational excellence.

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Some of us have heard about “a parliament of owls,” “a gaggle of geese,” and “a murder of crows.” What is this and is it scientific knowledge?

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Charlotte is enjoying her first summer. Picture sent in by her proud grandmother, Amber Mathis of Warner.

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The summer heat is still beating down and gardeners across the state continue to harvest tomatoes, squash and other summer crops. Despite the heat, now is the time for gardening enthusiasts to set their sights on a fall garden.

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Is the Gospel sufficient in our day and time? The trouble with our society today is that we have written prescriptions before we see the patient. What would you think of a doctor, who called at the hospital, looked over several patients suffering from many different diseases and troubles, an…

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With school starting in just a few days, it is important that we remember that prayer is the most powerful weapon we have against the forces of darkness. That is why prayer must be the first thing we do in spiritual warfare instead of only using it as a last resort.

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