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OKLAHOMA CITY — Months of behind-the-scenes in-fighting within the state’s dominant political party spilled into the spotlight this month as a disenchanted group of Republicans attempted to do something previously unheard of in Oklahoma — censure two seated U.S. senators from their own party.

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The Board of Education for Stillwater Public Schools will hold a special meeting at noon Friday to hear from Superintendent Marc Moore about plans for the upcoming school year.

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The Saville Center for Child Advocacy hosted a cookout fundraiser Thursday to go toward paying off the new medical cottage. The cookout had a variety of foods served by employees of the Saville Center, and the Payne County Sheriff’s Office helped host the event located at 606 S. Husband Street.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by 80% during the week ending July 17 and the seven-day average number number of cases has nearly tripled in the past two weeks, health officials reported.

Alpha Male Plus, a non-prescription supplement marketed for male enhancement, is voluntarily recalling all lots of its fruit gummies after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found they contain tadalafil, an ingredient found in prescription medications used to treat erectile dysfunction. A…

Crazy Days, Stillwater's annual citywide clearance sale kicked off Wednesday as merchants welcomed shoppers into their stores and pulled racks and tables onto the sidewalks. Some shops keep later hours during Crazy Days.

Rep. Ross Ford (R-Broken Arrow), released a statement disapproving of the plea agreement given to a former Stillwater Junior High teacher accused of having sexual relations with a former student and sending explicit messages to another.

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over as vaccination rates slow and new variants of the virus spread. The Delta variant, which spreads more easily than earlier strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has made its way to the U.S. and is causing increased rates of infection across the country.

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The Payne County Pride Association has announced its plans to host a pride festival in Stillwater on October 9. The theme for the festival, Pride Uncaged, is reflective of the pandemic’s confining effect on everyone as pride festivals were canceled across the globe last year.

Two Oklahoma organizations are partnering to encourage Oklahomans to move outdoors in honor of Parks and Recreation and Picnic Month by offering a FREE two-night stay at an Oklahoma State Park. Shape Your Future, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, has joined with the Oklaho…

Stillwater Public Schools and several other school districts in the area will have additional counseling services for their students thanks to funding from the Oklahoma State Department of Education as part of the School Counselor Corps Grant program.

Payne County youth dreaming of one day seeing their name in lights, or those just looking to learn some new dance moves, will have the opportunity to work with Broadway dancer Robin Campbell in Stillwater Public Library’s (SPL) final summer reading workshops. 

Oklahoma State University Police Officer Leah Storm used one of her hobbies to help raise money through open wheeling, an off-road sport of rock crawling involving a variety of vehicles with the primary goal of having fun.

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The Stillwater Farmers Market is celebrating their 35th anniversary Saturday with tons of activities for the community to enjoy.

Payne County Extension will be hosting a “Cash Flow and Forage” workshop. This workshop will talk about how livestock risk protection (LRP) and pasture rangeland, and forage (PRF) coverages can protect both. LRP and PRF are both subsidized insurance products sold by private insurance agents …

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Most of the testing performed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health is now being done at the new public health lab facility in Stillwater, PHL Science Director Dr. Jared Taylor said Thursday in a press briefing.

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Thursday night is the community's chance to turn out and support a piece of  Oklahoma history while enjoying dessert. The Cherokee Home and Community Education group is hosting an ice cream social fundraiser Thursday to support the operation and maintenance of Cottonwood Community Center.

Project Heart, Stillwater’s senior lunch program, was set to open its dining room this coming Monday after having it closed for more than a year. But that much-anticipated re-opening has been delayed until next month.

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A Guthrie man was arrested by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents for allegedly committing first-degree rape in Perkins.

The Oxford House Pioneer Lane lies off the corner of Washington Street and appears to be like any other house in the neighborhood. There’s a well-maintained lawn, a spacious driveway and a porch that welcomes all who visit.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Public school teachers in Oklahoma could have their teaching licenses suspended for teaching certain concepts about race and racism under new rules approved Monday by the State Board of Education.

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A severe storm with intense rain, lightning and high winds moved across the state Saturday, causing widespread power outages and property damage.

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Through the tireless efforts of countless volunteers, Our Daily Bread Food & Resource Center provides a wide variety of services to the entirety of Payne County. And those volunteers are always on the task of providing as many services to their clients as possible. That effort has recent…

The Payne County Board of Commissioners stepped into its role as the Payne County Facilities Authority for a special meeting June 14, but delayed transacting any business after questions arose over whether enough trustees were present to establish a quorum.

Payne County has renewed its membership in the National Association of Counties for the next fiscal year. Membership in NACo costs Payne County $1,500 and provides benefits to the county and its residents, including a prescription drug discount program that District 2 Commissioner Chris Redi…

OKLAHOMA CITY —A growing number of lawmakers think it’s time for a change, but they remain divided on whether Oklahomans should be able to have an extra hour of shuteye or a later sunset.

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As the world continues its recovery in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, other health concerns have made their way to the forefront. Tyson Foods Inc. issued a press release July 3 announcing the recall of approximately 9 million pounds of ready to eat chicken products due to a possi…

Stillwater Medical Center issued a statement Wednesday saying the health care system continues to make progress recovering from the major computer system outage June 13. The issues were caused by an outside malware attack, SMC confirmed in the statement.

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Many tears were shed as Angela Kinser shared the story of her 80-year-old father who died from COVID-19 and his experience at Stillwater Medical. Troy Hall lived in Yale, and Kinser said she was happy he made it to his 80th birthday. He would have turned 81 on the Fourth of July.

Dr. Kayse Shrum hit the ground running last week when she took office as the 19th President of Oklahoma State University. She started her first official day on the job Thursday by introducing the university’s new Athletic Director Chad Weiberg at a press conference.

Anticipated property tax protests from pipeline companies have led the current session of the Payne County Board of Equalization – a board responsible for adjusting and equalizing tax valuations of property – to potentially be extended until the end of July.

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