‘This is just the start’: The push to change policing in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City council will soon consider whether to study significant changes to some of the fundamental elements of policing and how the city responds to some of its greatest challenges, including mental health, homelessness and domestic violence. 
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‘This is worth my life’: Call to action outweighs protestors’ fears of coronavirus

The coronavirus has been on 72-year-old Lawrence Lane's mind. But when a wave of protests started to emerge across the nation, Lane, who is black, felt a sense of commitment.
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The only hospital in Mangum was failing. They promised to help but only made it worse.

Rural Oklahoma communities are desperate to protect their vulnerable hospitals and hand the reins to management companies that say they're turnaround experts. Instead some companies failed the hospitals, bled them dry and expedited their demise.
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Oklahoma looking to implement ongoing coronavirus testing in nursing homes

So far, the state has tested more than 34,000 residents and staff members at 257 nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in the state.
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How does Oklahoma count coronavirus recoveries? It’s not an exact science

Calculating a recovery rate is tricky. Most cases of COVID-19 are mild and people who present with no symptoms may not be tested for the disease, and aren’t counted in the data. Because methods vary state-to-state, comparisons are virtually impossible.
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Half of Oklahoma’s reported coronavirus deaths come from care facilities such as nursing homes

The disease’s toll on Oklahoma’s elderly has been staggering. Oklahomans age 65 and older make up nearly 80 percent of deaths in the state, the data show.
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For first time in nearly three years, Oklahoma’s Commissioner of Health meets statutory requirements

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday named Col. Lance Frye as the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s interim commissioner, replacing Gary Cox who announced his resignation earlier this month.
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An already hungry state sees its food crisis deepen

This is what it looks like when one of the hungriest states in the nation experiences an economic crisis of historic proportions, when more than 154,000 Oklahomans have filed unemployment claims and thousands of jobs seemed to vanish overnight at hotels, restaurants and in the oil fields. 
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Florida company allegedly involved in drug trafficking among businesses Oklahoma made coronavirus purchases from

The state sought to obtain millions of dollars in equipment from dozens of businesses, including one Florida company that federal investigators said was involved in international drug trafficking, records show.
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Oklahoma reverses course, releases coronavirus equipment supplier information

State officials ordered N95 respirators from a kiteboarding company in California called Wind Over Water Kiteboarding. They found respirators at an industrial hemp company based in Utah, Green Rock Hemp Holdings, LLC..
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