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OKLAHOMA CITY — Ryan Pitts’ military career will come full circle Thursday when the Afghanistan war veteran returns to Lawton for the first time in years to help officially open a new nonprofit mental health clinic designed to cater to active and retired military personnel who have served since Sept. 11, 2001.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The ACLU and a group of multi-racial advocacy organizations and educators have sued state officials over the constitutionality of a new law that restricts discussions on race and gender in school in an attempt to ban “critical race theory” teachings in public schools.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma lawmaker pay will remain the 15th highest in the nation, an eight-member legislative compensation board decided Tuesday.

OKLAHOMA CITY — After being ravaged by COVID-19, the state’s Native American-run gaming industry is on track to have one of its most profitable years in history.

A Tahlequah physician employed by Cherokee Nation was arrested in Chicot County Arkansas on Tuesday for the first-degree murder of Moria Kinsey, 37.

More than 300 people filled the Stride Bank Center’s main ballroom throughout the day for the state’s first Hope Summit, part of the Hope Rising Oklahoma initiative, co-founded by first lady Sarah Stitt and Chan Hellman, a professor at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and founding director of the Hope Research Center.

Bacone College men's basketball coach Ruben Little Head sings a Northern Cheyenne memorial song while his players each hold white feathers and repeat "6,509."

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Bacone College basketball team members join coach Ruben Little Head in remembering Native children.

As the calendar page turns it is now the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s October 1961 visit to Southeastern Oklahoma, specifically to Big Cedar to dedicate State Highway 103/ U.S. Highway 259 (Ouachita National Forest Road) — and also to be treated with a private Angus bull livestock show and to be wined and dined at an overnight stay at the home of U.S. Senator Robert S. Kerr, south of Poteau.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s top blood center announced Monday it will resume free antibody testing on all donations effective immediately.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be hindered by a mismatch in labor supply and demand along with a shortage of quality, affordable child care options, experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Four years after being barred from giving a routine legislative prayer, Imad Enchassi stood before Senate lawmakers, making history.


MUSKOGEE – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Health care workers with active cases of COVID-19 can continue to work in short-staffed hospitals and long-term care facilities as long as they’re not showing any symptoms, state health officials said Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — State leaders unveiled Thursday a color-coded map designed to help Oklahomans make more informed decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.

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TULSA, OKLA. — Ray Reynolds had never voted before President Donald Trump stepped into the political arena.

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An emergency declaration that took effect at midnight Friday has been amended after businesses reported their employees were being threatened with physical harm by members of the public who didn't want to wear face coverings.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Board of Education announced Monday plans to close all schools statewide until at least April 6 in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hospitals officials say Oklahomans aren’t stealing face masks or hand sanitizer amid growing concern over the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re still taking no chances.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Skipping the traditional doctor’s office visit, a growing number of medical marijuana patients are turning to providers who promise quicker, more convenient appointments from the comfort of home.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Johnson & Johnson attorneys say the company's appeal of Monday’s $572.1 million opioid verdict likely will hinge in part on a whether a Cleveland County judge correctly applied Oklahoma’s public nuisance law.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A House Democrat wants voters to decide if the state should press forward with a controversial law that will soon allow Oklahomans to carry guns without any licensing or training.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — After two weekend shootings that left dozens dead, gun rights advocates Monday doubled down on a controversial new law that will soon allow Oklahomans to carry guns without training or licensing.


STILLWATER – A coalition of Oklahoma healthcare professionals and organizations announced last week that it was launching an initiative to let voters decide whether to bring Medicaid expansion to Oklahoma. The group, which is operating under the name Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, says it wan…

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Almost two years after the City of Stillwater first announced its intention to start taxing home shares, an ordinance change that makes that possible is about to take effect.

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The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. We will start with the guards. Monday’s player is Russell Westbrook.


OKLAHOMA CITY — As the drugs become increasing difficult to obtain, Oklahoma will stop using lethal injection and plans to become the first to execute inmates using the untried method of inert gases, officials announced Wednesday.

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Judge Katherine Thomas denied a motion Friday morning that sought to set bond for a 41-year-old Drumright woman charged with first-degree murder.

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Gov. Mary Fallin is planning to call a special session within the next few days to address the state's $200-plus million budget hole. In a statement released this afternoon, Fallin is aiming to have lawmakers back to the Capitol beginning Sept. 25.

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As people watch the devastation and havoc Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak along the Gulf Coast of Texas, it’s natural to want to help. Unfortunately, actions taken by people who mean well can create more problems if they don’t understand how disaster response works and what is needed.

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Gov. Mary Fallin said in a Wednesday press release that a special session would be necessary to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, though she did not officially call legislators to the Capitol for a special session.

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