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With Stillwater’s Feb. 8 municipal election approaching the Stillwater League of Women Voters is continuing its effort to help residents make informed decisions at the ballot box.

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Monday is the deadline for organizations interested in applying for grants funded from the $15.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding Payne County is receiving.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge resentenced "Tiger King" Joe Exotic to 21 years in prison on Friday, reducing his punishment by just a year despite pleas from the former zookeeper for leniency as he begins treatment for early-stage cancer.

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Although several officers were injured in Wednesday’s police pursuit through Stillwater only one was transported to Stillwater Medical.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Frustrated Oklahoma residents on Wednesday pressed state Supreme Court justices to declare a plan to recover $800 million in costs stemming from last February’s extreme cold weather unconstitutional, sending utilities back to the drawing board.

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Heather Houle, the new Area Director for Stillwater Big Brothers Big Sisters, said she has always had a passion for helping families and mentoring kids. She has been the area director for a year now.

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Payne County remains under a county-wide burn ban until February 7. In Monday’s special meeting, the Payne County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution continuing the burn ban based upon the recommendation of Emergency Management Deputy Director Troy Choplin. 

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In partnership with Oklahoma State University, the Stillwater City Council has approved an air service agreement with American Airlines that includes two more years of commercial service along with a minimum revenue guarantee.

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Stillwater police officers responded to E. McElroy Road Thursday morning for a two-vehicle injury collision that sent a woman to Stillwater Medical for minor injuries.

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With Perkins Road under construction, Payne County motorists will be happy to hear from District 3 County Commissioner Rocky Blasier that Lake McMurtry Road reopened on Dec. 30. 

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As teacher educators in Oklahoma, we feel the need to speak up about a growing misconception. While enrollment in most teacher preparation programs across the state has declined over the past decade, the intentional efforts by colleges of education are having a positive impact. 

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The Stillwater mayoral election will be Feb. 8. There are only two candidates: incumbent Mayor Will Joyce and challenger Marc Trotter. The Stillwater League of Women Voters have asked each candidate to submit answers to four questions ahead of the LWV’s candidate forum, which will be 7 p.m. …

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When Gov. Kevin Stitt announced in October 2020 that his administration would relocate the state’s Public Health Laboratory from Oklahoma City to Stillwater, lawmakers and health care groups raised concerns the move would compromise testing capabilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Journalist, author and documentarian Soledad O’Brien spoke at Oklahoma State Thursday, addressing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of OSU’s continuing commemoration of the holiday that honors the civil rights leader.

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The Stillwater Fire Department responded to a grass fire that was approaching a residence Thursday afternoon in the 1600 block of E. 19th Ave.

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A week after Sen. Tom Dugger (R-Stillwater) introduced Senate Bills 1272 and 1256, he's scrapping both saying, “it wasn’t ready this year.”

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WASHINGTON – Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden's administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test kits more available and accessible to Americans by boosting supply and lowering costs. A new federal website to request free test kits officially launches Wednes…

So it has been a while since you opened a book for enjoyment. Sure, you pick up a repair manual from time to time, read articles on the internet and maybe even read to the kids, but there is more to reading than utility. The responsibilities of life may have pulled you away from the fun of r…

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The Stillwater and Oklahoma State University communities came together Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a unity march and a series of speakers.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a feel-good event that creates a positive atmosphere in Stillwater but over the past few years, Oklahoma State University has seen unrest around racial issues, including several marches and a “List of Urgencies” submitted by students who felt their needs…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Four hospitals in Oklahoma City reported Monday that they have no intensive care beds available amid a surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the omicron variant.

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Stillwater’s state legislators joined the League of Women Voters of Stillwater, Stillwater Public Library and the Friends of the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday for their annual “Meet Your Legislators” forum. Because of concerns about COVID-19, Rep. Ty Burns, R-Morrison, Rep. Trish Ran…

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Sen. Tom Dugger (R-Stillwater) introduced two bills ahead of the 2022 legislative session that could affect how Oklahomans get records through the Oklahoma Open Records Act, including doubling the cost of paper copies and limiting who can make requests.

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After four days, 12 Payne County jurors and two alternates were dismissed Thursday evening after the state and defense rested in the felony murder trial of a man who drove his truck into a family's car the day before Thanksgiving 2019. 

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Stillwater Medical Center issued a Code Green disaster declaration Thursday, driven by full hospital beds and large numbers of staff out due to illness, as COVID-19 cases spike. 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing and wear a mask on the job.

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