Amid pandemic, Stitt believes ‘personal responsibility’ will save the state

While the Oklahoma governor may lack a political worldview, his mantra of fighting the virus through “personal responsibility” is in line with his own history. 
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In letter to Trump, Gov. Stitt urges sanctions against Russia and Saudia Arabia for oil dumping

“These two sovereign nations have knowingly, and for the specific purpose of causing harm to the United States of America, engaged in ‘dumping’ of oil by flooding the market,” Stitt wrote in the letter.
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Stitt will order schools to pay all support staff despite loss of hours

Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to order all public schools to continue paying support staff who have lost the ability to work due to the statewide closure of school buildings. 
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Unemployment claims in Oklahoma skyrocket in response to COVID-19 pandemic, newly released data shows

Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen warned some employers may face difficulty rehiring lower-wage workers, since an upcoming increase in unemployment benefits could mean a significant income bump.
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As Oklahoma tries to forecast the impact of coronavirus, a lack of data surrounding testing

“The more testing we do the more we understand what’s going on out in our communities across our state. It helps us to better look into the future through modeling of that data.”
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American Sign Language interpreters shine during COVID-19 press conferences

“This is potentially life or death,” Jimmy Mitchell said. “For me, it’s really important because it’s my community ... This is one of the most important things we’ve been trying to do."
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Oklahoma stops most abortions amid coronavirus spread

Gov. Kevin Stitt has placed a moratorium on most abortions in the state, saying that hospital resources and personal protective gear need to be saved to fight COVID-19.
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Coronavirus investigated or confirmed in 8 Oklahoma care facilities, but officials won’t say where

Asked of the eight care facilities, how many were confirmed to have residents or workers infected with COVID-19, an Oklahoma Department of Health spokeswoman declined to say, citing privacy laws.
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Amended ‘essential business’ order expands number of businesses that can stay open during pandemic

On Wednesday afternoon, Stitt issued an amended executive memorandum that added more than 100 essential businesses in more than a dozen groups.
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Board permanently closes school sites, patchwork of distance learning programs to begin

"It's going to look different for all schools and we have to accept that," said State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister at Wednesday's board meeting.
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