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Commissioner Glen Mulready announced this week the Oklahoma Insurance Department had approved a 9.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2022. This reduction will lead to lower premiums for many Oklahoma businesses.

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In the last year and a half, many of us have experienced losses. The Oklahoma Insurance Department has lost three team members, and I too have experienced losses of family and friends. Losing colleagues and loved ones is emotional and reminds us of what really matters. It’s during these time…

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“Flaming pennies are ruining our country, Tommy Boy!” My lifelong friend and childhood hero, Toby Dawn McIntyre cornered me recently to bloviate on the ills of society. “Flaming pennies,” he explained, “are the less than 1% of people who have completely lost the ability to discuss or convers…

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Walmart will aim to help customers in protecting themselves at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, Sept. 25. Oklahomans can receive a variety of immunizations and vaccines.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, hosted an interim study Tuesday to learn what is preventing Oklahomans from returning to the workforce after the first year of the pandemic. The study was conducted by the Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee.

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During its annual Fall Forum meeting, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 22 and culminating on Monday, Oct. 25, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) will announce winners of three awards recognizing excellence in child advocacy and philanthropy.

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her boy…

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip.

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Through the years, I have read volumes of academic visions containing indecipherable educational jargon that seems to create more questions than answers. (Unfortunately, I have also produced my fair share as well!) Yet, I have rarely seen any succinct academic visions for Pk-12 education thr…

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U.S. Marshals informed the Stephens County Sheriff’s office of the presence of a Lawton homicide suspect in Stephens County where he was caught and apprehended Monday afternoon.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Battle lines are being drawn as Republican leaders vow to fight President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandates, and Oklahoma’s top business advocacy group said it wouldn’t be surprised if the policy faces additional legal challenges from the private sector.

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Wendy Steward, LPN at DRH, worked the night shift and was a member of the Oklahoma DMAT Team when she responded to the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.

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An array of emotions flooded the streets of Manhattan during the 9/11 tragedy in September 2001 when many Americans headed out to begin their day at work and saw far more than they ever expected.

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Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, has been selected as a Milbank Fellow for next year.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY — In a little more than a week, Markwayne Mullin said he went from a little-known Oklahoma Congressman to an international figure after, he said, federal officials leaked information about his team’s attempts to rescue Americans from Afghanistan.

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Charges in a homicide case dating back to late March of this year have been upgraded from second degree murder to first degree murder and a trial has been scheduled the defendants, according to court paperwork.

 

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Once you’re retired and your children are grown, they are likely “off the books,” as far as your financial responsibility for them is concerned. Yet, you’re probably still prepared to do anything to help them – but are they ready to take care of you if the need arises?

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A run of hot, dry weather finished off climatological summer in true Oklahoma fashion following a delightfully mild first two months of the season. There was very little in the way of severe weather during the month, just a smattering of hail and high wind reports scattered about the state. …

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With the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Oklahomans and out-of-state visitors are sure to be on the roads headed to Oklahoma’s beautiful lakes, rivers and other locations to enjoy the holiday. With this in mind, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety want…

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I have observed literally thousands of teenagers during my career, especially as a high school teacher and principal, in addition to raising two of my own. I can generally spot kids who either have part-time jobs or who are constantly involved in activities like sports, Ag and Fine Arts. The…

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Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks put in a bill of particulars in the case of Samuel Varela Jr. and will now seek the death penalty for the alleged crime, according to court documents released this week.

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Standing next to the photo of Braylee Henry on District Attorney’s Jason Hicks desk, mother Renee Henson spoke about the recent opinion the Oklahoma Court of Appeals put out Tuesday.

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***ODOT and OTA offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. ***

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Oklahoma public school districts and school sites can soon apply for TSET Healthy Incentive Grants. The application period will open on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and end at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

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While Oklahoma State is progressing toward having most players who play every down healthy by Saturday’s season opener against Missouri State, one impact player on special teams appears to be ready to roll come 6 p.m. Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium.

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The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday withdrew its opinion on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma is applied to four cases — including one the state is fighting to overturn the decision in the nation's highest court.

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The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.

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