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These are some of the top stories featured in today's edition of the Stillwater News Press. You'll find more breaking local, state and national news throughout the day on our website.

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Norman woman hoping to humanize those experiencing homelessness

Brooklyn Learned CNHI Oklahoma

In the wooded area by the Canadian River, just south of the long white fence, are remnants of the place she used to call home. Read more

Bill would lower right to carry firearms in Oklahoma to age 18

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to lower the age to legally carry firearms from 21 to 18 years old. Read more

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Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupts, officials warn people to prepare

Waves of orange, glowing lava and smoky ash erupted from the world’s largest active volcano and people living on Hawaii’s Big Island were warned to be ready if their communities are threatened. The eruption of Mauna Loa wasn’t immediately endangering towns on Monday, but officials told residents to be ready to evacuate if lava flows started heading toward populated areas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the eruption began late Sunday night in the volcano on the Big Island. The agency warned residents at risk from Mauna Loa's lava flows to review their eruption preparations. Scientists had been on alert because of a recent spike in earthquakes at the summit of the volcano, which last erupted in 1984. Read more

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GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

Republican officials in a rural Arizona county have refused to certify the 2022 election ahead of the Monday deadline despite no evidence anything was wrong with the vote count. The decision comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races. State election officials have vowed to sue Cochise County if the board of supervisors missed Monday’s deadline to approve the official tally of votes, known as the canvass. Two Republican supervisors delayed the canvass vote until hearing once more about concerns over the certification of ballot tabulators, though election officials have repeatedly said that the equipment is properly approved. Read more

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Water boil order issued for more than 2 million in Houston

Officials say more than 2 million people in the Houston area remain under a boil order notice after a power outage caused low water pressure at a water purification plant. The advisory — which means water must be boiled before it’s used for cooking, bathing or drinking — also prompted schools in the Houston area to close Monday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city believes the water is safe but a boil order was required because of the drop Sunday in water pressure. Water sampling began Monday morning and the notice could be lifted by early Tuesday at the latest, once the state’s environmental agency gives an all-clear. Turner said two electrical transformers failed, causing power outages at the water plant. Read more

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