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WASHINGTON – Native sons who rose from small towns to touch the hearts of worldwide audiences, Garth Brooks and Woody Guthrie represented Oklahoma during Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden.

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The Stillwater League of Women Voters and Stillwater Public Library will host the Stillwater Board of Education candidates’ Virtual Forum at 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28. The Stillwater Public Library is providing the Zoom meeting and people can access it through the Stillwater Public L…

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Outdated materials on the Oklahoma State Election Board website during the most recent candidate filing period have caused some confusion about upcoming school board elections.

The Stillwater Board of Realtors continues to support the community with needed fundraising events that contribute to local nonprofit agencies. Of course, the pandemic put a damper on social events, but by following the distancing and mask guidelines, the Realtors were still able to give in …

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The Payne County Election Board is reminding voters they have until Feb. 2 to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming Feb. 9 municipal and school board election.

Meeting on Tuesday due to the Martin Luther King Holiday, the Payne County Board of Commissioners approved payment of $1.2 million to T. J. Campbell Construction for applying an asphalt overlay to three miles of Country Club Road and one mile of Lakeview Road in District 3.

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Aditya Udai Singh, a former graduate student at Oklahoma State University, was arrested Saturday after allegedly hiding in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for three months. He was discovered by two United Airlines employees who reported him to authorities.

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February trials have been postponed due to the coronavirus, causing a backlog of cases needing trial dates to be set.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma City Public Schools announced plans Tuesday to hold a vaccination clinic for school staff, state health officials said it’s too soon to know when COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available to all educators.

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Jeff Nett has been a business owner in Stillwater for more than 20 years and is now overseeing one of the newest locally owned businesses in town, Trax Discount Depot. 

It’s a new year!  Hurrah! This is a time we celebrate with fireworks and traditionally think of bettering ourselves with resolutions. Eat better, exercise more, save money, or even read more books are actions that we resolve to do in January. Though reading more books and all the rest are gr…

As time marches on and the COVID-19 vaccines become more widely given all over Planet Earth, international travel is slowly going to begin once again, after about a year of virtually grinding to an absolute halt. As previously stated, I certainly hope my bride, Ms. Debbie and I, will be part…

In the historic old capital of Kyoto there are well over 5,000 temples, shrines, castles, museums, gardens and other sites that attract some ten million visitors each year. 

Throughout the beef industry, there exist hidden costs that are difficult to expose and equally difficult to eliminate. One of those hidden costs can be caused by an extended “postpartum interval” (the number of days from calving until the cow returns to heat cycles.).  Several biological in…

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Stillwater’s delegation to the Oklahoma Legislature is talking about goals and priorities for the upcoming session, which begins Feb. 1.

Our shelter is imposing new policies during Stillwater’s state of emergency. Until all City of Stillwater restrictions have been lifted we will not be taking owned pets except for in emergency situations. We will be taking in found pets from inside the City limits of Stillwater.  Please call…

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The Payne County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a Feb. 8 election for three positions on the Payne County Fair Board, one for each of the three commission districts. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State health officials are hopeful that the federal government will start allocating Oklahoma additional COVID-19 vaccine doses in the coming weeks as demand continues to exceed supply.

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The Stillwater Fire Department was dispatched Thursday at 12:16 p.m. to 2617 N. Jardot Rd. for a grass fire that was approaching the street.

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UPDATE: Via Twitter, Norman Police say they have located the three children, they are safe and have been returned to their custodial guardian.

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Three months after a freak, early-season ice storm that shattered trees and knocked out power lines serving an estimated 500,000 people across the state, some cities are still struggling to clean up tons of debris. Stillwater is among them.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts’ postponed 2020-2021 Season will begin in March 2021, with additional revisions to the event calendar and added health and safety precautions.

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic created hardships for students, their families and schools struggling to adapt to an online learning environment, it may in the long run create new opportunities as districts become more comfortable offering online education.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) announced today that Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) dollars authorized by federal coronavirus relief legislation last month will be used to fund a number of continued, as well as new, interventions to support Oklahoma children and f…

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The Stillwater Community Center is a complex of buildings dating from the 1930s – 1970s that provides flexible space for meetings, performances and community events for a long list of organizations. Its various buildings were all completed long before the Americans with Disabilities Act beca…

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The Payne County Budget Board approved the fifth and sixth disbursements of CARES Act funds Monday. County Clerk Glenna Craig advised the board that Payne County has received $1.445 million from CARES Act funds.

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Nathan Leon Langley, 33, of Weatherford, was charged with possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.

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Stillwater Community United is planning a relay march through town on Monday, Jan 18, in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to show support for racial unity within the community. Due to public health concerns, the celebration will not be in a large, indoor gathering, as it has b…

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The News Press reached out to area residents we have spoken with over the past few years for our Pulse of the Voters series to get their reactions to seeing a mob break into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to disrupt the certification of electors making Joe Biden the 46th President of the Unit…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Close to 1,000 Trump supporters gathered largely peacefully Wednesday outside the state Capitol to protest results of the presidential election. Unlike Washington, D.C., lawmakers were not in session at the state Capitol.

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