U.S. Senator James Lankford, R-Okla., and State Senator Larry Boggs, R-Red Oak, toured the new Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop D headquarters Tuesday.

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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.

As a growing number of districts implement nontraditional schedules or mandate virtual school, parents are facing the difficult dilemma of how to tackle the unexpected full-time responsibilities of educating their children while continuing to financially support their families.

This weekend saw an extended family getting back together, as the annual Hanor Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ saw hundreds descend on Enid to cook, judge and eat barbecue just like old times.

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Days away from the start of school, Amy Davis is still struggling to figure out how she’ll balance her full-time job and her children’s education.“It’s caused many sleepless nights, and lots of anxiety,” said Davis, whose 13- and 10-year-old children are enrolled in Deer Creek Public Schools…

"We want to see this (COVID-19) go away," said Woodward resident Robert Solloway. "We want to get back to work and get the economy going the way it was before (the pandemic)."

Ever since social media became a mainstream phenomenon on the internet, there have been concerns about individuals' privacy, considering all the data that gets put out daily.

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric is warning customers of the potential for scams targeting some customers by phone and e-mail.

Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said "nothing's been signed" with the state of Oklahoma regarding jurisdictional questions after a recent Supreme Court decision — and he wants to ensure tribes don't lose sovereignty in continuing negotiations.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma will use millions in federal funding to purchase two reusable face masks for every student and teacher in the state to help ensure they’re protected from COVID-19 when they return to school, the governor announced Thursday.

Steven Bickley, executive director of Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, resigned Wednesday, saying he was being “threatened for doing my job.”

TULSA - As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues, Cherokee Nation announced Tuesday it is postponing the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market until 2021. The market was originally slated to run Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial state question that would reform the state’s criminal justice system has qualified for November’s general election ballot, supporters say.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge handed Oklahoma’s governor a stinging defeat Tuesday, ruling that the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes do in fact automatically renew.

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Time to empty out the piggy banks to help small businesses. Oklahoma banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local bank or coin-cashing machines as the pandemic-related shutdowns has created a coin shortage.

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A deeply divided state school board refused Thursday to mandate statewide safety requirements for districts when they reopen next month.

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The Stillwater Board of Education had more questions than answers Thursday as it wrestled with the details of what school will look like when it starts. Stillwater Public Schools had announced the board could be pushing its anticipated start date for the fall semester one to two weeks later, but had a lot to consider before changing the date.

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For 15 years, Zoë Institute, in partnership with the Cherokee County Christian Ministerial Alliance, has operated Hands of Grace Warehouse to assist area residents in need.

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A community controversy over whether to mandate the wearing of masks in public or in businesses was taken up by Cherokee County's Economy Recovery Task Force Thursday morning, July 23.

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